For the magazine, see ANTIC (magazine).
The ANTIC (Alpha-Numeric Television Interface Circuit) Interface Circuit alphanumeric Television, was a GPU designed by Steven Mayer, Jay Miner, Douglas and Joseph Neubauer d u (U.S. patent 4,296,476, dated October 20, 1981) and Atari home computers used in the Atari 8-bit family and the Atari 5200 video game in the 1980s.
ANTIC was generated by a microprocessor dedicated 2D graphics to be displayed on the screen of a TV or a computer monitor. It was a real microprocessor, which had a set of instructions that allow programs to process data from video graphics. These “programs” had the name ready for deployment (display lists).
The CPU of such equipment is compatible with 6502, wrote in the list display RAM data and display. The ANTIC collected this information from the RAM using a technique known as DMA (direct memory access, direct access to memory). Process the highest level of instruction (or more complex) from the list of deployment and resulted in real-time flow of instructions in a simplified chip CTIA, a combination that provided 12 graphics modes. GTIA with the chip, more advanced, 16 were available graphics modes.

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