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The TMS9918 is still available, which is nice.

But are there any other (better) video chips still on the (after-)market in any numbers? Obviously Commodore's VIC-II is not one of them.

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  • Better, there's the 9958 - it might be as well be possible to still get hands on a 9990 :)) Also, I got the feeling this has already been answered. – Raffzahn Jan 1 at 20:43
  • @Raffzahn thanks, if it has already been answered perhaps there is a link. I could not find it when I searched. – Gunther Schadow Jan 1 at 21:03
  • "The TMS9918 is still available" - where? – Bruce Abbott Jan 1 at 21:31
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    @BruceAbbott, check out eBay. Somehow there is a wellspring of them in China. – Gunther Schadow Jan 1 at 21:31
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    Thanks, now that we know what 'available' means we can make a list. I'm thinking of purchasing a few for my own collection (already have most of the 99xx variants, all obtained from eBay). – Bruce Abbott Jan 1 at 22:53
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Since you seem to consider buying on ebay to qualify as available, I'd nominate the TI 34010 and 34020. Looks like you can pick them up for around $50-60 apiece (though quantity available may be open to question--most seemed to be lots of one).

There seem to be at least a few Intel 82876's available as well (for around the same price).

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    Wow! That's a class up right there, of historic importance I guess, seeing this crashed my thought-box. I was thinking DIP package video chip, this is a GPU. Very good mention because it extended my limited horizon. Thanks. – Gunther Schadow Jan 2 at 3:46

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