The Atari VCS is delayed again, but you might not be as mad about it as you think

Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2019 - 01:19 PM |
Tagged: atari, delay, amd, Vega, ryzen

You may remember the announcement of the re-launch of the Atari Video Console System back in the summer of 2017, though by now you may have decided that it is going the way of the ZX Spectrum Vega+.  If you do still hold hope, Atari is once again testing your patience by announcing another delay to the end of 2019.  There is a reason however, which you may or may not find acceptable.  They will be upgrading the AMD Ryzen chip at the heart of the system, with the new generation of Vega graphics offering modern performance.  Atari is also suggesting this will offer much quieter and cooler performance in a quote over at The Inquirer.

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"The Atari VCS launched on Indiegogo and was originally set to arrive in spring 2018, but the company has announced that it will now arrive at the butt-end of 2019 (and that projection is just for the US and Canada)."

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March 19, 2019 | 02:16 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

IF the hardware is decent enough in perf, then this almost seems like what a steambox should have been. And now I want one.

March 19, 2019 | 03:48 PM - Posted by It won't be (not verified)

AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1202B is the matching product.

They have said numerous times they will be using embedded chips.
This dual core just happens to have vega 3 with newer decoders so that Netflix 4k won't absolutely murder the cpu side of things. The older apu they were going to use couldn't handle it.

I dropped out and didn't back them because of their original hardware choice. If it was a custom AM4 board... I would have backed it. The ability to upgrade to newer APUs would have been great.

March 20, 2019 | 12:13 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

ah, I never did look into it that far for specs, dissappointing, but it makes sense.

I give up, now I don't want one that much anymore, lol

March 19, 2019 | 09:45 PM - Posted by ItsJustSomeDifferentMarketingPositionForTheTechPress (not verified)

Oh no! Intel's hiring the entire remaining technology press(1) and soon there will be none remaining. I've never been that trusting of the Online Tech Press but really the more billions these ginormous tech corps have the more Tech Press that they directly hire! And they're buying up all the technology press folks and it's become a more accelerating occurence since Anand of Anandtech was hired up by Apple, then Scott Wasson to AMD and most of PCper's top dogs to Intel and now Kyle Bennett.

Everybody in the online tech press is becoming a talking head, and not in the band sort of way! With such a cozy relationship with the big industry players the Technology Press has to be the most cosy and really can not be trusted to actually be anything more than marketing first and reporting last.


"Goodbye HardOCP - Hello Intel

We have some big changes happening here at HardOCP. Kyle Bennett will be taking on new challenges very soon with Intel working as its Director of Enthusiast Engagement."

March 20, 2019 | 02:16 AM - Posted by chipman (not verified)

Director of Enthusiast Engagement sounds like Chief Happiness Officer... what a bullshit job!

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