Goldstar GFC-1080A
This page was last modified 21:03, 17 January 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy and Gdx.



The Goldstar GFC-1080A was aimed for the Korean market. This model is the same as GFC-1080 but without the firmware (Pasocalc + assembler/monitor).

The GFC-1080A was available in ivory color with colored keys and has a hangul led.

Brand Goldstar
Model GFC-1080A
Year 1985
Region South Korea
Launch price
RAM 64kB (? in slot 2)
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918ANL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset  ?
Keyboard layout QWERTY/Korean
Extras Hangul BASIC, lightpen holder
Emulation emulated in blueMSX - ROM dump needed for openMSX. See this thread for details


Goldstar GFC-1080A label
Goldstar GFC-1080A
Goldstar GFC-1080A box
Goldstar GFC-1080A back
Goldstar GFC-1080A right side


This computer is a MSX1 with a Z80A from Zilog (Z8400A PS) or Goldstar (GSS Z8400A PS) at 3.579545MHz.

All features are common to the standard, apart from one: it has a hole at the right of the cartridge slot to store a lightpen when the pen is not in use. A lightpen was planned in option with its dedicated cartridge, but was never released.