A question about the optical appearance

A project log for SmaCK - Small(est) ClocK replacement for MOS8701

Create (yet another) MOS/CSG8701 replacement for the Commodore64!

androSIDandroSID 12/20/2019 at 08:490 Comments

I was asked if it wouldn't have been better (means: nicer) to turn the chip
on my replacement by 90 degrees?

Well I actually wanted to do that (because I'm also trying to do visually appealing replacements). Unfortunately the bottom side of SmaCK (sic!) is quite full already! But see yourself:

I would have had to move parts from the top to the bottom layer and (even worse) would have more vias in the signal path which would degrade the two generated clocks... something I really didn't want.