Everybody knows the P75 is better right? Triton bonus Most benchmarks comparing these two are biased in favour of the P75 by running it with a mature P54-era chipset, such as the Intel 430FX (Triton). The thing is that the Triton chipset was a big hit. It introduced pipelined-burst L2 cache significantly improving performance. Also [...]Continue reading "Pentium 66 MHz vs 75 MHz shoot out"
This is my on-going project to measure performance of various VESA Local Bus cards. Contenders SPEA V7 Mirage The first card in my roundup is SPEA made V7 Mirage based on S3 805 chipset. This was one of the better early VL-Bus VGA chipsets. The cards also comes with 1 MB DRAM of relatively fast [...]Continue reading "VLB VGA Cards roundup"
I've just got my hands on this beatiful Socket 4 motherboard - the ELITEGROUP (ECS) model SI5PI. The motherboard is using SiS 501 series chipset. It has one really unique feature - 16 DIP sockets for L2 cache + 2 extra sockets for cache tag chips. Furthermore, all these sockets are DIP32 sockets. That means [...]Continue reading "ECS SI5PI 2MB L2 cache upgrade"