Processors (8)

Two Hitachi SH2 32-bit RISC @ 28.6MHz
One Hitachi SH1 32-bit RISC
VDP 1 32-bit video display processor
VDP 2 32-bit video display processor
Saturn Control Unit (SCU)
Motorola 68EC000 sound processor
DSP sound processor


2 Megabytes (16 megabits) RAM
1.54 Megabytes (12 megabits) VRAM (Video RAM)
540 Kilobytes (4 megabits) Audio RAM
540 Kilobytes (4 megabits) CD-ROM Cache


VDP 1 32-bit video display processor
sprite, polygon, and geometry engine
dual 256KB frame buffers for rotation and scaling effects
Texture Mapping
Goraud Shading
512KB cache for textures
VDP 2 32-bit background and scroll plane video display processor
Background Engine
5 simulataneous scrolling backgrounds
2 simultaneous rotating playfields
200,000 Texture Mapped Polygons/Second
500,000 Flat Shaded Polygons/Second
up to 60 frames per second animation
24-bit true color graphics
16. Million Available Colors
320x224, 640x224, and 720x576 Resolution


Yamaha 24-bit Digital Signal Processor @ 22.6MHz
Motorola 68EC000 sound processor @ 11.3MHz
32 PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) Channels
8 FM (Frequency Modulation) Channels
44.1 khz Sampling Rate


320 Kilobytes/Second Transfer Speed
Audio CD Compatible
CD+G Compatible
CD+EG Compatible
CD Single (8 cm CD) Compatible
Optional - Video CD, Photo CD, EBook, Digital Karaoke
Optional - 512KB (and larger) Memory Cartridges for game save


High speed serial communications port
28.8k Modem compatable (Sega Netlink)
Internal 32-bit Expansion port
Internal Multi AV Port for optional Video CD (MPEG) adapter
Composite Video/Stereo (Standard)
NTSC RF (Optional)
S-Video Compatible (Optional)
RGB Compatible (Optional)
HDTV Compatible (Optional)
Analog Control Pad (x2)