First post, by F2bnp
I've been sitting on these results for maybe more than a month now, but I finally sat my ass down and transferred my notes to a PC 😀. These were done purely for fun, it was something that had been troubling me for years, just where the hell the Pentium Pro lies in comparison to the other two CPUs.
Conclusion is usually very close to the Pentium II, but there are some very interesting results in there nonetheless.
Ideally, I would have also liked the following:
a) have at least the Pentium Pro with 128MB RAM, but I only had one set of 2x32MB sticks and this motherboard only takes 4 sticks. I don't think it makes a huge difference either way.
Pentium MMX is certainly more limited in this regard, but the 430TX can only cache up to 64MB, so...
b) maybe try the Pentium II with more relaxed timings, but I just couldn't be arsed to do it after so many tests I was just begging for this end 😜. I tried it with 2-3 games and didn't notice much of a difference, only slightly greater than margin of error. Of course, memory intensive games would probably benefit more than that
c) include other chipsets and CPUs in the mix, for example 430KX, but my other board just will not run at 233MHz so I can't draw any conclusions
K6-III+ at 233MHz on ALi Aladdin V and maybe even the 430TX board? yeah, I don't have that much time in my hands unfortunately and results would probably be close to the MMX 233 anyway
Hope you guys enjoy these, I had fun testing everything out.