Amiga 2500

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The Amiga 2500, also known as the A2500, was not a distinct Amiga model, but simply a marketing name for a Commodore Amiga 2000 bundled with a Motorola 68020 or 68030-based accelerator card. The accelerator cards used by the A2500 (the A2620 and A2630) were also available separately as upgrades for the A2000.

Because the A2500 had a Motorola 68000 on the motherboard that was otherwise unused, the design was not very cost-effective. A cost-reduced version omitting the accelerator board was proposed but never got past the prototype stage. Also, because the A2500 was not a fully 32-bit machine, its performance was slower than an A3000 running at the same clock speed.

The A2500 remained in production after the release of the A3000, however, because the original Video Toaster would not fit in an unmodified A3000 case. Until the release of the Video Toaster 4000, the A2500 was the fastest computer available for use with the Toaster.


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