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Mephisto MM 3000 (1983)

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 modeles 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 board compatibility

Board Name

Board Type

Compatible

Bavaria

Hardwood table top

no

Exclusive

Hardwood table top

yes

Mirage

Plastic table top

no

Mobil with built-in Display

Plastic travel

yes

Mobil no Display

Plastic travel

no

Modular

Metal/Plastic table top

yes

Muenchen

Hardwood table top

yes

“Mephisto MM 3000” chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

“Mephisto MM 3000” chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

Information

Mephisto MM 3000 (1983)

Mephisto MM 3000 (1983)

15 Control Keys

Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) 15 Control Keys

Show Module

Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) Show Module

User Manual

Mephisto MM 3000 (1983) User Manual

First Module of the new Mephisto Modular Series!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Thomas Nitsche & Elmar Henne

Year:

1983

Manufacturer ELO

?

Original Price

DM 498.00

Wiki ELO:

1500

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

0003769

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

1802

8 Bit

8 Mhz

32 KB

4 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC (HGN 5001)

Display Type:

4 digit 7 segment LCD Display

Board Type:

Requires Mephisto Modular Series

Board Size:

N/A

Overall Size:

3.3/4” x 7.5/8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Auto Sensory

Push Buttons

10

500 Opening Variatons

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 10

No / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

LE 3

Tournament Level:

LE 6

Infinite Level:

LE 9

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

50

14

11

25

39.0

1555

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

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