The hardware architecture of the Atari Jaguar caused much debate over whether or not the console is truly a 64-bit machine when it was first being unveiled to the public, a debate that still continues to this day. The console itself does not contain a 64-bit CPU, but instead two 32-bit CPUs named "Tom" and "Jerry" which send instructions to the 64-bit graphics co-processors. Hardware designers claimed that both CPUs working in tandem add up to "64" which was ridiculed by Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine, which commented "If Sega did the math for the Sega Saturn the way Atari did the math for their 64-bit Jaguar system, the Sega Saturn would be a 112-bit monster of a machine." Next Generation magazine however supported the argument that the Jaguar is in fact 64-bit, on the grounds that the data path from the DRAM to the CPU and Tom and Jerry chips is 64 bits wide. Atari later dropped the "Do the Math!" slogan from their marketing campaign.
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