Mini IQ-3000
This page was last modified 13:53, 7 December 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx and Rderooy.



The Mini IQ-3000 is a computer created by a team in Korea. It was never commercially released, and only 30 or so units were created. The system is based on the design of the One Chip MSX, but with a scanline generator added.

Unlike the previous Zemmix Neo project the team did, this has a built-in keyboard, but lacks a VGA output.

The IQ-3000 name is a homage to the IQ-1000 and IQ-2000 series of MSX computers from Daewoo.

Brand Retroteam Neo
Model Mini IQ-3000
Year 2014
Region South Korea
Launch price
RAM 4MB in slot 3-0
VRAM 128kB
Media SD Card, MSX Cartridges
Video Emulated V9958 by the FPGA
Audio Emulated PSG, MSX-MUSIC and SCC by the FPGA
Chipset Altera Cyclone EP1C12Q240C8N FPGA chip
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Extras FPGA, reset switch, Scanline generator, can run at 8MHz, , Kanji-ROM level 1, MSX-MUSIC BASIC, Kanji BASIC, X-BASIC, MSX-DOS2 with FAT16 support, MEGA-SCSI compatible support for SD card as primary drive
Emulation not applicable


Mini IQ-3000
Mini IQ-3000 - power and reset
Mini IQ-3000 - back
Mini IQ-3000 - Joystick and SD slot


Slot Map

Slot Slot
0-0 0‑1 0-2 0-3 Slot 1 Slot 2 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-3*
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM Kanji
Disk ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh Sub-ROM

(*) Slot 3-3 contains the IPL rom whose function is to launch the hardware-emulated MSX2+ computer

  • The Disk ROM is combined with MSX-DOS 2.31 (special version for Mega-SD), it's a 64kB ROM with a specific mapper.


  • S-Video mini-DIN
  • RCA/CINCH Composite Video connector
  • RCA/CINCH Stereo Audio connectors
  • 2 general connectors (joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 1 MSX cartridge slot
  • 1 50-pin Expansion slot
  • SD card slot
  • external power connector

Note: No printer port!