Atari VCS Specs Unveiled – Bristol Ridge A10, Radeon R7, 4GB DDR4 RAM, Mouse & Keyboard Support

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May 31, 2018
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The Atari VCS campaign is live now on Indiegogo and has already rushed past $2 million. With a month left, it’s possible this will surpass OUYA’s $8.5 million record for console crowdfunding.

The Indiegogo campaign also includes a detailed, albeit subject to change, look at the Atari VCS specifications. The hardware mixes a Bristol Ridge A10 CPU with a Radeon R7 GPU, alongside 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage (with support for expansion through external hard drives or SD cards). The OS uses Linux based on Ubuntu and then customized for an Atari-styled interface.

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Interestingly, mouse and keyboard support is promised out of the box. The FAQ also adds that Linux-based Steam games which meet the Atari VCS hardware specifications should run on the console.

In-game chat services will be available (though it is unclear whether this will happen at launch or later) and some of the exclusive new versions of the classic Atari games will support online PvP multiplayer, so there’s a chance you might soon be playing Pong against your friends.

Last but not least, the console is being manufactured by Flex while PowerA is making the classic and modern controllers.

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Specification* Measurement 
Unit Dimensions 14.5″ x 5.3″ x 1.6″
Unit Weight 3 lbs.
Materials Plastic, Metal, Wood
Operating System Linux OS based on Ubuntu (Linux Kernel 4.10)
Compatible Systems Linux
Power Low TDP architecture – Less Heat & Noise
Connections HDMI 2.0, 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4xUSB 3.0
External Inputs Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone
Storage 32GB eMMC, external HD, SD card
RAM 4GB DDR4 RAM
Memory 32GB eMMC
CPU Bristol Ridge A10
GPU Radeon R7
HDCP Integration HDCP 2.2
Second Screen (Screencasting) Yes
Cloud Storage Yes. Additional Service Offering
Required Internet Connection Not for classic gaming but required to access all features
Cross Game Chat Skype, Discord, etc.
Voice Commands 4-front facing mic array
Subscription Needed? No. Includes cloud and other services.
Live Streaming Yes with Twitch.tv
Mouse & Keyboard Support Yes

 

Features Spec (US)
center joystick Yes
trigger button Yes
reactive LED ring Yes
Wireless Bluetooth
USB USB C
Battery Rechargeable
Approx. Weight 16 oz.
PC, Android Compatible Yes
Approx. Dimensions 4 x 4 x 4 inches
USB play/charge cable 4 foot
Headset Port No

 

Features Spec (US)
L/R joysticks Yes
L/R Triggers Yes
L/R Shoulder buttons Yes
Home/menu buttons Yes
D-Pad Yes
4 function buttons Yes
Ergonomic grip Yes
Wireless Bluetooth
USB USB C
Battery Rechargeable
LED charge indicator Yes
Approx. Weight 16 oz.
PC, Android Compatible Yes
Approx. Dimensions 6 x 4.5 x 2 inches
USB play/charge cable 4 foot
Headset Port TBD
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