CPU: Ricoh 5A22, based on a 16-bit CMD/GTE 65c816 core, Input: 21.28137 MHz Bus: 3.55 MHz, 2.66 MHz, or 1.77 MHz MEMORY: Main RAM: 128Kb / Video RAM: 64Kb / Sound RAM: 64Kb GRAPHICS: Progressive: 256x224, 512x224, 256x239, 512x239 and Interlaced: 512x448, 512x478 / Pixel Depth 2,4,7,8 bpp (8 to 11 bpp dorect) / Colors: 32768 (Depth 15bit) / Sprites: 128 (64x64 pixels) / Backgrounds: Up to 4 planes each up to 1024x1024 pixels / Special: Mode 7 matrix operations. (1 layer 128x128 tiles out of 256 with 256 colors) SOUND: Sony SPC700, Sony DSP: 16-bit ADPCM, 8 channels. Output: 32 kHz 16-bit stereo MEDIA/STORAGE: ROM Cartridges
Super Nintendo (SNES) was produced by Nintendo in 1990 and it was the best selling 16bits games consoles in games history. It was the counterpart of the Sega Megadrive console. It was released with 2 versions. Super Famicom Jap/US and the SNES for Europe. Though its CPU was quite slow (compared to the Megadrive), the SNES brought the new graphics mode 7, showing pseudo 3D while all other machines could feature 2D Dimensions. Several games were created in special editions to show machine's pure power of the time. Being able to depic up to 256 colors on-screen and having a 6 channel stereo sound, SNES was a strong entertainment machine for home users.