ShovelKnight wrote on 2020-05-22, 13:13:
Everybody's dream machine is obviously different, I personally want my DOS PC to comfortably run later SVGA games (Quake, DN3D, SS1) in 640x480.
Even Pentium MMX is going to struggle with this. But it will run the same games in 320x200 very well. Coincidentally, it's also the best Pentium for slowing down to 386/486 levels of performance.
I already have a couple AMD K6-3 builds.
1) AMD K6-3+@550mhz., Voodoo-3000 (tower)
2) AMD K6-3+@500mhz., Voodoo 3000 (desktop)
I just want a 1st gen Pentium build. Where I could be able to swap out the CPU’s from ( 75mhz thru 233mhz ).
I wanted to be able to eliminate any bottle necks for the CPU, RAM, BUS, and Video cards.
I like the 1st gen Pentium because it is very easy to down clock to a 386 and 486.
It’s NOT entirely period correct but that was NOT my goal. The objective of this build was to be able to play as many DOS games
Both old and new in good quality performance.
My 486dx4-100 computer was struggling so now I am going to experiment with this 1st gen Pentium build.
I wanted to base this computer around 1995.
It’s NOT entirely period correct because it is NOT easy to find a good CDROM drive from 1995 or hard-drive.
As for the motherboard I wanted to find one that would eliminate any bottle necks in performance.
This motherboard has a bios dated 1995 and supports a large range of CPUs.
I do have some other AT motherboards with Intel 430nx, 430fx, 430hx, 430vx, and VIA chipsets but they do NOT support all the CPU’s I want to test.