Of course the Amiga comparison is not here to say that one computer is better than the other, but only to show that the ST blitter was way underrated during "just" 33 years.
The ST blitter was released in 1987 with the Atari Mega ST and every ST revision since then included a placeholder for the blitter socket. The TOS 1.02 of the STF supports it. But the actual chip was not provided by default in low-end STs until 1989, with the STE.
(picture : STF motherboard)
If the blitter was made available in 1987 for every STF, it would have been litteraly a game changer for the ST. A lot of games would have been optimized for the blitter with a fallback routine for older machines.
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