8-Bit Resurgence Reviews The RAD Expansion Unit For The C64

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This week, 8-Bit Resurgence takes an in-depth look at the RAD Expansion Unit. The RAD Expansion unit is a modern Commodore REU replacement that offers a variety of features such as faster speeds and large memory. Tune in to this episode to find out more about this device and how you can get your own!


The RAD Expansion Unit is an exciting cartridge or expansion for the C64 and C128 that uses a Raspberry Pi 3A+, 3B+, or Zero 2 processor to bring powerful functionality. It’s designed to emulate RAM Extension Units up to 16mb, like the CBM 1700/1750/1764 REU, CLD Super 1750 Clone, and CMD 1750/1750XL. You can also attach GeoRAM/NeoRAM memory expansions of up to 4mb. Additionally, you can use the RAD’s menu to browse images, NUVIEs, PRGs, and more. And if that wasn’t enough – this unit is capable of so much more! For instance, it can potentially serve as a MOS 6510/8500 emulator with turbo mode enabled, or even as its own dedicated (co-)processor – the menu is run entirely on ARM CPU after all!

To learn more about the RAD REU check out their homepage!

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