User:Lidnariq/Known PPU revisions

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Beyond the well-studied 2C02G, we know of the following PPU revisions, both made by Ricoh and other manufacturers:

RP2C02 Suspected to exist, none found. Probably too buggy to be usable.
RP2C02A differences unknown. Substantial timing differences attested relative to revision D
RP2C02B "
RP2C02C "
RP2C02D differences unknown.
RP2C02E OAMDATA is not readable. Various OAM evaluation bugs
RP2C02G Writes to OAMADDR cause corruption of OAM. Leaving OAMADDR at a value of 8 or greater causes OAM corruption when rendering starts.
RP2C02H no known differences relative to 2C02G.
RP2C03B RGB PPU, believed standard. OAMDATA and PPU palette are not readable. Color emphasis bits set the corresponding channel to full brightness.
RP2C03C RGB PPU, believed standard. A newer revision.
RC2C03B Believed identical to 2C03B. But there is an evidence that it has a bit different palette.
RC2C03C Believed identical to 2C03C.
RP2C03G No photos on the internet, probably does not exist. If exists, likely the same core as the 2C02G with the same bugs and features as the 2C02G.
RP2C04-0001 Scrambled palette and new colors, otherwise like 2C03.
RP2C04-0002 "
RP2C04-0003 "
RP2C04-0004 "
RC2C05-01 PPUCTRL and PPUMASK swap locations. Five LSBs of PPUSTATUS return a constant. Otherwise like 2C03.
RC2C05-02 "
RC2C05-03 "
RC2C05-04 "
RC2C05-99 Approximately equivalent to some 2C03. Used in the Famicom Titler. Behavior of five LSBs of PPUSTATUS unknown. (picture of Titler PCBs)
RP2C07 PAL-B PPU. Vblanking is 71 scanlines long. OAM evaluation can never be fully disabled. Red/green color emphasis swapped. OAMADDR works correctly, not corrupting OAM contents.
RP2C07A Some subtle differences in PPU that make this work better with Kevtris's HDNES, but otherwise believed identical to 2A07.
UA6528 UMC-made clone of 2C02G.
UA6528P UMC-made variant for PAL-N (Argentina) [1] System crystal is 21492337.5 Hz (exactly 6×15625×229.2516)
UA6538(P??) UMC-made variant for playing NTSC games in PAL countries. Emits PAL-B video. Vblank IRQ intentionally emitted 50 scanlines later than 2C07. See also Clock rate.
UA6541 UMC-made clone of 2C07 [2]
UA6548 UMC-made variant for PAL-M (Brazil) System crystal is 21453671… Hz (exactly 3067875000÷143)
UM6558 UMC-made variant of UA6538 for SECAM countries. Emits 8-bit "Color Data" digital bus, for conversion into SECAM by UA6559 IC. Color palette noticeably off. Maybe supports both 50 and 60 Hz operation?
UM6561xx-1 UMC-made NES-on-a-chip for NTSC. PPU half believed identical to UA6528. Revisions "xx" AF, BF, CF, F known.
UM6561xx-2 UMC-made NES-on-a-chip for PAL-B. PPU half believed to be identical to UA6538. Revisions "xx" AF, BF, CF, F known.
TA-02N  ??-made clone of UA6528.
TA-02NP  ??-made clone of UA6538.
T1818  ??-made NES-on-a-chip, NTSC timing. Believed to exist, but evidence currently scant.
T1818P  ??-made NES-on-a-chip.[3]. Requires external 2KiB RAMs for CPU and PPU. UA6538 timing.
PM02-1 Gradiente-made variant for PAL-M (Brazil). [4]
VT01 V.R.Tech-made clone of UA6561. Only seen as chip-on-board. Supports composite out; RGB out; or 2bpp STN LCD, either greyscale or red/cyan checkerboard, 240 px wide, 80/120/160/240px tall. The chip was extended significantly in VT02 and newer NOACs.

If you know of other differences or other revisions, please add them!

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