First post, by Mau1wurf1977
Get your test benches ready, whip out your CPU coolers, start overclocking: It's time to do some benchmarking!
I'm Phil, also known as Mau1wurf1977 on various sites (VOGONS, OCAU, Whirlpool, Dosforum, QuestStudios, Vintage Computer Forums...).
3 years ago I wanted to to create a collection of benchmark results to help retro computer builders check that their system is running correctly, but also to guide slow-down projects and answer questions of the nature: What games will I be able to run on my computer with L1 cache turned off? This resulted in the 3DBENCH database on VOGONS.
My goal is to:
- Make benchmarking as easy as possible. All benchmarks will be provided and I wrote a batch file and all you have to press is 1 - 5
- Everything is pre-configured. No confusion about sound / no sound / detail / screen size
- Make submission as easy as possible. Users submit their results themselves via a Google docs document
- Two sections: One for stock systems to help others check their systems. One for overclocking and having fun (anything goes)
YouTube video explaining everything
So with this project we will be expanding the benchmarks and using the following:
SUPERSCAPE BENCHMARK 1.0c or 3DBENCH2
This version scales nicely with faster machines, all the way from a 386DX to a Pentium 3.
Also scales very nicely and is a good addition to 3DBENCH2.
A classic and scales very nice as well. We will be using full screen to make the benchmark more demanding.
Download the benchmarks and batch files
Easy to use set and forget menu:
Submit your results
- You can't enter a FPS value for Doom as this will be automatically calculated. You need to enter the realticks value.
- Please try to complete all sections to help other users when they build a system.
- For the overclocking (anything goes) section, please complete all sections and document performance relevant modifications, such as BIOS settings, performance improving utilities, hardware mods...
- I will sort the table regularly and publish a PDF document on a weekly basis