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Reply 20 of 30, by bbking67

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It's all relative and proportional to the platform.

In my opinion Socket 7 was the most significant... personally I have an Asus T2P4 v2.1 that went from Pentium 75/90 all the way up to at least K62-400 (maybe further--I only went to 400 BITD). And certainly other socket 7 systems can go to faster K6-2 and K6-3 systems.

These PCI systems really spanned the DOS to NT era.

Runner up might be the 486 era where you had lowly sx25 up to 133MHz and even some Pentium-like chips (such as Intel PODP83 and cyrix offerings).

It's just how do you compare?

Reply 21 of 30, by darry

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This is a bit out of left field, but technically the Motorola 68000 is in a socket that could be considered vintage. Admittedly, one could consider it to have been "retired" long before the Pistorm was conceived .

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Reply 22 of 30, by The Serpent Rider

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Well, Amiga had insane upgrade path and you can loosely consider upgrade slot as "socket".

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Reply 23 of 30, by Horun

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Ok going by the CPU series and first chip to last and just clock speed it is the 486 series. First was Intel SX-16 last was the AMD-133 for a ratio of 8.3. No other series got above about a 6 (P2-233 to p3-1400 is a 6, etc)
Of course that is only by clock speed not true processor power... just an observation...

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Reply 24 of 30, by Sphere478

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keenerb wrote on 2022-05-09, 17:39:
I guess I'm really talking about any socket prior to multi-core CPU support. […]
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I guess I'm really talking about any socket prior to multi-core CPU support.

Socket 7 was P75 - K6 233?
Super socket 7 was up to K6-3 550?
Slot A, Slot 1?
Something else?

I probably wouldn't consider a slotket in the Slot 1 speed category.

well technically socket 7 can host a k6-3+ 500mhz at 83x6 or 66x6 for 400mhz I think there was even the oddball socket 7 that could unofficially hit 95mhz, though good luck with that on a non ss7 chipset

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Sphere’s socket 5/7 cpu collection.
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SUCCESSFUL K6-2+ to K6-3+ Full Cache Enable Mod
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Tyan S1564S to S1564D single to dual processor conversion (also s1563 and s1562)

Reply 27 of 30, by Sphere478

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kolderman wrote on 2022-05-11, 05:23:

Super socket 7 is not a different socket afaik.

yeah, honestly socket 5-7 have really similar and overlapping small changes

Most notable:
-The addition of dual plane voltage. This started in socket 7 but not all of them got it. by ss7 all of them had it.

-The addition of the various BF pins. there are 4 BF pins BF0 BF1, BF2, and Intel BF2 each with their own pin. the Intel BF2 was kinda forgot to history. Some motherboards got it but the only cpu to ever use it was the tillamook. which didn't work in most motherboards. instead, History marched forward with the AMD/Cyrix BF2 pin and Cyrix even went so far as to use the intel BF2 pin for another function.

-And then of course there is the fsb difference the SS7 was designed to run up to 100mhz stock

-Between socket 5 and 7 the added a key pin

-at some point the processors started using a inner row of pins also I am trying to recall which cpus had it though, I know the last cyrix MII 2.2v chips had them but not the 2.9v

-One nice thing though, while forwards compatibility was rife with issues(hence the various tweakers, see my signature), backwards compatibility was very good. you can run about any socket 5 or 7 cpu you want in a ss7

btw, just to get the word out there I'll include this: cyrix media gx and amd geode use a socket that physically is socket 7 but is absolutely not socket 7 electrically and those chips should never be installed in a regular motherboard or vice versa.

Sphere's PCB projects.
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Sphere’s socket 5/7 cpu collection.
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SUCCESSFUL K6-2+ to K6-3+ Full Cache Enable Mod
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Tyan S1564S to S1564D single to dual processor conversion (also s1563 and s1562)

Reply 28 of 30, by rasz_pl

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Con 2 botones wrote on 2022-05-10, 12:55:

Just considering the socket alone is a bit tricky to me.
Take socket A for instance, a board from the the KT133 chipset era would not let you go above Palomino.

my Asus A7V worked fine with Thoroughbred 2200+ @ 2GHz (20.0x100fsb). There were even people running Bartons on those.

Reply 29 of 30, by Doornkaat

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rasz_pl wrote on 2022-05-11, 12:53:
Con 2 botones wrote on 2022-05-10, 12:55:

Just considering the socket alone is a bit tricky to me.
Take socket A for instance, a board from the the KT133 chipset era would not let you go above Palomino.

my Asus A7V worked fine with Thoroughbred 2200+ @ 2GHz (20.0x100fsb). There were even people running Bartons on those.

Same. When I first got one I only had a Barton to test it with. Ran without complaints (though because of the 100MHz FSB not at rated speed mind you!)