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Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) Module suitable for Mephisto Electronic Modular Chess Boards.  Works with both Mephisto Travel and Table Top chess board versions.

The MEPHISTO MM 3000 also known as the MM I chess program is a modular version of the MEPHISTO III written by Thomas Nitsche and Elmar Henne. The module first came out in 1983, the same year as MEPHISTO III. Both had an 1802 processor. The difference between the two models however was the speed. The MM 3000 runs at 8 MHz whereas the MEPHISTO III runs at 6.1 MHz.

This 8 MHz speed seems fast at face value but in actuality an 1802 processor runs at about 1/8 of the speed of a 6502 chip. Therefore the processing speed of the MM 3000 would compare approximately to the speed of a Commodore 64 Home Computer which ran at 1.023 MHz (NTSC) and was first launched in 1982. Therefore the module itself, the first of the modular chess board series modules (not counting the ESB Modular boards that came out the previous year (1982), was not state-of-art with regards to CPU power or game performance. In 1983 Fidelity Electronic was busy launching such gems as Elite A/S, Elite A/S Budapest and Super 9 with faster processing speeds and playing strengths.

It would take MEPHISTO another year before they would seriously challenge the Fidelity world dominance in chess computers.

 

Mephisto MM 3000 chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Magnet-Sensory Board.

Mephisto MM 3000 chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Magnet-Sensory Board.

Board Name

Board Type

Compatible

Mephisto Bavaria

Hardwood Tournament Size

No

Exclusive

Hardwood Table Top

Yes

Mirage Modular Board

Plastic Table Top

No

Mobil with built-in Display

Plastic Travel

Yes

Mobil with no Display

Plastic Travel

No

Mephisto Modular Board

Plastic Table Top

Yes

Mephisto Muenchen

Hardwood Tournament Size

Yes

MEPHISTO MM 3000 MODULAR BOARD COMPATIBILITY CHART:

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Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) Electronic Chess Module suitable for Mephisto Modular Chess Board Systems

Technical Specification

Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) Chess Game Module

Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) 18 Control Buttons
Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) Show Module
Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) User Manual

18 Control Buttons

Show Module

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2015

Tourn. 2017

1527

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T1

T2

T3

T4

T5

Final

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Hegener + Glaser

Thomas Nitsche & Elmar Henne

Not Known

1983

$395.00

1500

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

0003769

Processor OEM

RCA

Processor:

1806

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

8 MHz

ROM:

32 KB

RAM:

4 KB

Battery Type:

Not Applicable

Power Adapter:

Board Powered

Display:

Needs 8 Bit Disp.

Board Type:

Needs ext. Board

Overall Size:

Not Applicable

3.3/4x7.5/8x3/4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

10 Levels

Opening Book:

500 Variations

Take Back:

All Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 10

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

21 ply max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

6

Infinite Level:

9

3

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

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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1659

1613

Board Size:

Class B Level Electronic Chess Module!

 

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