Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Super Famicom (SFC) is the second major Nintendo home console. It is also known as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in the United States.
Original "fat" model
1-chip "fat" model
The first 1-chip models are visually identical to the 2-chip models. Internally, however, there are actually a few different revisions, easily identified by looking at the circuit board. Most notably, all 1-chip systems have consolidated the CPU and GPU into a single chip. The blurring present on 2-chip systems is eliminated, but the consolidation causes slight compatibility issues with certain games. These systems also exhibit some amount of ghosting that can be eliminated by performing a very simple modification (see Mods below).
Models with 1CHIP-01 and 1CHIP-02 support all the same video output options as the original system. 1CHIP-03 systems support all the same video output options except that RGB no longer uses c-sync. You can still get RGB with no modification by using luma for sync, but you can also simply add back in the components that were removed to restore c-sync.
Best Possible Connection
Stock & Modded
Known issues and quirks
- All revisions of the SNES are known to have somewhat unstable sync. This causes some TVs not to accept the signal, particularly when used with the OSSC. See mods below for more info.