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Re: What vintage CPU socket saw the biggest increase in CPU horsepower from release to retirement?

For me anything older than LGA 775 with Core 2 latest version/ socket AM2+ with Phenom II is vintage because of missing instruction sets required by today software. Phenom II has only SSE3 functionality and is obsolete. Core 2 45nm has only SSE4.1 and many programs nowadays require both SSE4.1 and …

Re: What vintage CPU socket saw the biggest increase in CPU horsepower from release to retirement?

Except you cant run a PIII-s 1400 in a PPGA socket 370 because its FC-PGA. You can modify it of course, but then its not the same. Fair enough. Here's a revised, FC-PGA only Socket 370 result. According to my screencap, I actually used a Slot 1 PIII-500E. However the socketed version should be …

Re: What vintage CPU socket saw the biggest increase in CPU horsepower from release to retirement?

As usual, 3DMark 2001 can answer many of life's difficult questions. -Socket 478 sees a pretty impressive increase, going from 8238 points (Celeron-1700, 7800 GS) to 24372 (P4 3.4, 7800 GS). The best CPU for this socket is 2.96 times faster than the slowest one. -Slot 1 scales from 2163 points (PII- …

Re: What to consider when deciding AHCI vs IDE, UEFI vs LEGACY on dual booting Windows XP and Windows 7.

IIRC Win7 was a little quirky with UEFI. It does support it; big OEMs like Dell and HP installed Win7 on UEFI-based systems from 2012 onward. However with home built systems, I've always had better luck installing it in legacy mode. Win10 is easy-peasy. You can switch back and forth between UEFI and …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Me and the missus put on a compendium of crackin' tunes and finally finished the three ginormous puzzles we've been working on since August or September. We actually received the puzzles for Christmas last year and figured, well shit, we'd better finish them before the gift giver comes over again …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

Me and the missus put on a compendium of crackin' tunes and finally finished the three ginormous puzzles we've been working on since August or September. We actually received the puzzles for Christmas last year and figured, well shit, we'd better finish them before the gift giver comes over again …

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