Display List Coprocessor
Programmable Bitmap Sequencer
Lumafix Pro™ and GrayDotOff™
8-bit Design and Tight System Integration
BeamRacer enables precise control of the VIC-II graphics chip, allowing for a host of novel visual effects and freeing the main CPU for other tasks.
It expands C64 with a new programmable subsystem that continues Commodore's philosophy of keeping things wide open to experimentation.
The board has been carefully designed to mesh with C64’s architecture and preserve its 8-bit spirit. None of the VIC-II’s unique characteristics and behaviours are altered in any way, maintaining full compatibility with existing software base and decades worth of programming techniques and tricks.