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Reply 20 of 46, by STX

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I think it would be fun to pick a specific issue of Computer Shopper (available on archive.org) and declare a competition's rules to be, "Use any CPU and video card that are for sale in this issue. Highest 3DMarkxxxx score at the end of this month wins."

Reply 21 of 46, by supercordo

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STX wrote on 2023-11-03, 04:22:

I think it would be fun to pick a specific issue of Computer Shopper (available on archive.org) and declare a competition's rules to be, "Use any CPU and video card that are for sale in this issue. Highest 3DMarkxxxx score at the end of this month wins."

I like that idea alot. We could also use Maximum PC. You pick first. I think we also need a separate section on Vogons for "Aiming for the star" threads.

Reply 22 of 46, by paradigital

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I don’t really see the point in that. It removes all the weird and wonderful platform combinations you typically get with the usual unrestricted in at least one area “stars” thread. The systems were already benched in-period, leaving the only real difference being later driver releases.

Overclocking comes into it too, but these are parts that are getting harder to source, let alone possible to speed bin like we used to in the day.

Reply 24 of 46, by STX

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paradigital wrote on 2023-11-03, 07:05:

I don’t really see the point in that....

Ha ha, if you don't like my first idea's restrictions, then you'll really dislike my second idea: Pick a specific computer parts magazine issue. Allow any CPU, video card, motherboard (or equivalent with the same processor socket, chipset and video card slot) and RAM (or equivalent with the same interface, speed and capacity) that is listed for sale in that issue. The total price for CPU + video card + motherboard + RAM must be ≤$1000 according to that magazine issue. Highest 3DMarkxxxx score wins.

Maybe, to preserve the "aiming for the stars" idea and enable more people to participate, all CPUs available on a certain date should be allowed without any other restrictions. (I have an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP that would be hilarious to pair with an early Pentium 4 CPU, or even a Socket-370 Pentium III.)

Reply 27 of 46, by BitWrangler

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*shaking my 1.5 willamette in it's protector pack* Do you really want me to crack open this can of whoopweakass ???

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Reply 28 of 46, by supercordo

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We will be able to see just how weak they actually were with the ultimate test of Aiming for the stars. It probably wont even make it to the moon.

Reply 29 of 46, by Sphere478

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Winchip,

Jk, no one cares about winchip 🤣

Ummm, socket 3 aiming for the stars

(ISA only) systems aiming for the stars

Socket 3 aiming for the stars

Sphere's PCB projects.
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Sphere’s socket 5/7 cpu collection.
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Tyan S1564S to S1564D single to dual processor conversion (also s1563 and s1562)

Reply 30 of 46, by supercordo

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Sphere478 wrote on 2023-11-04, 21:20:
Winchip, […]
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Winchip,

Jk, no one cares about winchip 🤣

Ummm, socket 3 aiming for the stars

(ISA only) systems aiming for the stars

Socket 3 aiming for the stars

CPU Galazy on Youtube already did socket 3 all by himself with his 200MHz 486.

Reply 31 of 46, by BitWrangler

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I was gonna argue he was on socket 6, but nope that Lucky Star/Sis board was socket 3.... PCI though not ISA... however, I think that chipset is on some ISA boards too.

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Reply 34 of 46, by supercordo

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Xplo wrote on 2023-11-05, 08:09:
Xplo wrote on 2023-11-04, 19:52:

I agree the next Aiming for Stars should be S423!

Edit: typo! I meant S462 (Socket A) Athlon XP

Oops. I have helped feed the Willamette movement 😬

Im sure we will get to socket A soon enough.

Reply 35 of 46, by supercordo

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Im thinking once the action dies down for Willamette, Ill add a bracket for Northwoods and so on like episodes. So eventually this will have all the P4 cores covered. Or should i just open it up now to all P4 cores???

Reply 36 of 46, by Sphere478

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Going by socket may make more sense to me, it maxes out the platform, not the core ya know?

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 37 of 46, by supercordo

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Sphere478 wrote on 2023-11-20, 02:58:

Going by socket may make more sense to me, it maxes out the platform, not the core ya know?

Not everyone has the fasted CPU for each socket. It lets more people participate by keeping the different cores separated.

Reply 38 of 46, by Horun

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I agree with Sphere478 but so far you are keeping the socket types separate, so doing both (soc and proc type) as you have been is a good idea.

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. https://archive.org/details/@horun