The original Commodore 64, which was nicknamed the Breadbin looked very similar to the VIC-20. The main advancements came internally at first. The C64 had 64K of RAM, which was 12 times that of the VIC-20. It also had a 1.78 MHz MOS CPU.
The Commodore 64 had more variants released than any other Commodore Computers. Commodore made both computer variants and variants bearing the same computer, but a newer case.
- The Breadbin was the original variant, and the variant described in this article.
- 250 limited edition golden Commodore 64s were given away by Commodore.
- In Germany, a Breadbin 64 was sold with a white case and keyboard.
- In Europe, the C64 was sometimes referred to as the VIC-64.