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About Novag Model 38602 Diamond II (1997) Electronic Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG DIAMOND II MODEL 38602 ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

 

NOVAG DIAMOND II Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

NOVAG DIAMOND II Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

 

The NOVAG DIAMOND II is one of the latest Chess Computer from NOVAG’s range running on a H8 RISC-Style processor with 160K program memory and 129K working area. It offers an array of new features and has also incorporated Hash-Tables to significantly improve the chess computer’s play especially the end-game play.

 

NOVAG DIAMOND II Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

NOVAG DIAMOND II Electronic Chess Computer -  Picture taken from box.

 

MAIN NOVAG DIAMOND II MODEL 38602 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • A huge array of features and an elegant easy-to-play SENSOR CHESSBOARD assure lasting pleasure.
  • Strong H8 RISC style processor with 160k program memory and 129k working area, running at 32 MHz.
  • 56 play levels to match your skill including Blitz, Tournament, Training, Analytic and Novice levels.
  • High-speed Selective Search or powerful Brute Force program - choose between the two.
  • 64 preset playing levels and unlimited independent level settings for Black/White.
  • The cleverly arranged 6-digit Liquid Crystal Display provides easy access to many game options.
  • Vary the style of play by selecting active or passive opening book, selective or full width search, with or without extensions. In addition one of 4 levels of randomness can be selected.
  • Now with Rating System - evaluate your own play strength.
  • Storage of up to 64 games for replay on the LCD display.
  • The DIAMOND II connects to any PC via serial port which allows you to record and display its full thought processes easily.
  • Plays with 4 AA alkaline batteries allowing 50 hours of play or use a special mains adapter NOVAG Art. No. 8210 (both supplied separately).

The NOVAG SAPPHIRE II is the travel equivalent of the NOVAG DIAMOND II.

 

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG DIAMOND II  user manual and box.

 

Information on Novag Model 38602 Diamond II (1997) Electronic Chess Computer
Novag Model 38602 Diamond II (1997) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Diamond II (1997)

Novag Model 38602 Diamond II (1997) Box
Novag Model 38602 Diamond II (1997) Computer Label
Novag Model 38602 Diamond II (1997) User Manual

Box

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Kittinger

2420 USCF

1997

$495.00

2108 SSDF

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

38602

My Serial #:

977431

Processor OEM

Hitachi

Processor:

H8/325

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

32/2 = 16 MHz

ROM:

160 KB

RAM:

11+Hash 118 KB

Battery Type:

Not Available

Power Adapter:

9V DC 300 mA -/+

Display:

LCD 6P7S 16LED

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8.7/8x8.7/8 in

14x11.3/4x7/8 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

64

Opening Book:

123K Half Moves

Take Back:

400 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

28 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

TR7

Infinite Level:

AN8

AT5

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other  Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR

CCNS 2010

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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2124

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2173

2236

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