As we can see from the benchmarks that despite a slightly lower overall Front Side Bus the newer Pentium pulls ahead in all tests. Taking off the cover reveals the innards of this particular PC. This site uses cookies. Random mutterings on retro computing, old technology, some new, plus radio controlled scale modelling. This is an older SB16 with manual jumpers to configure settings and a dial to control volume.

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I wish I had another one of those 1. That said with this build we are going for a mostly look and feel for this project. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Gains in Quake are very modest which makes sense as I believe that game to be more CPU intensive then video card. Lets take a look at the benchmarks. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

ATI Mach64 GT

The MQXm supports games that require intelligent mode and suffers from no hanging midi bugs. Macg64 case I decided to use for this project is a little beat up mac64 I think it has the right look for this machine and I wanted to go with a desktop style for this build. I originally wanted to go with Socket 5 for this build but lacking a working socket 5 board I opted for a slightly newer AT style socket 7 board.

One is since my card does have a later DSP version it does suffer from hanging midi notes though keep in mind that cards with DSP version 4. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Of course the video card can be upgraded to a faster 2D card or even a 3D card if you so choose.


This is an older SB16 with manual jumpers to configure settings and a dial to control volume.

The MQXm is a very interesting card as it supports many features and even has two Zilog Z80 chips for dual midi output. I have the GX variant which offers enhanced video playback capabilities over the original card.

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There are software solutions such as SoftMPU but this creates a small amount of processing overhead and I just tend to prefer hardware solutions when available. The capabilities of this chip were only used in one game to the best of my knowledge. Random mutterings on retro computing, old technology, some new, plus radio controlled scale modelling. Even though the faster Pentium has an advantage of a slightly newer architecture and a 9mhz clock bump I was very curious how much of an effect the lower 50mhz FSB of the Pentium with a 1.

I went with this card despite the alleged deficiencies because overall it still performs adequately and I was not going for a power machine.

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The Martian Oddity Video Games and other weird stuff! This also lets me experiment with different hardware. With this project I wanted to make a Pentium based system as cheap as possible and as close to the performance as possible to the original Pentium and Pentium The Martian Oddity Up allthingsdos. As mentioned earlier though usage in Windows 3.


Music Quest MQXm with dongle.

ATI Winboost graphics card – Mach64 VT – 2 MB

You can check here to get a guide on how to set your jumpers to fit your requirements. Unlike the 5v Pentium and 66 the Pentium ran on 3.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Keep in mind like many cards sti were variations of the Mach64 offering more and faster video RAM as well as minor chip revisions.

As neat as a socket 4 system is If you want to read about one check out an article I wrote on the subject here They can be pretty expensive and hard to find these days. So now that we have looked over all our hardware how does this machine perform and also how does its performance stack up to my socket 4 66mhz PC? As I mentioned earlier you can get somewhat different results depending on what motherboards you use but I feel results will generally follow the trend above.

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