Errius wrote on 2020-05-16, 15:12:
Hoho, I ran '05 on a W81 Atom N270 1 GB machine with integrated i945GSE and got 243 3DMarks
The same system got 575 in '03 and 108 in '06
I had to use an external monitor IIRC because the programs would complain about the size of the gimpy inbuilt screen.
Eheh the good old Atom related "problems". I had the N270 in the early Acer netbook, the N450 in a Asus netbook and some D2500 in mini-itx boards. The latest is a good soc imho but had a big community story in both win and linux memories about its gpu compatibility with a 32bit o.s. oriented gpu, 64bit cpu, few Win7 32bit only drivers, linux saw the gma500_gfx kernel module much later (and works really ok but only in 2D)..
At the end in a mini-itx board I got to install latest Win7 drivers on Win 8.1 and works incredibly "well" with effects and fast speed, also the gpu run 3D acceleration and numbers are: 3dMark2000: 1400 points (it's strangely low), 3dMark2001: 3900 points (higher than 2000's), 3DMark2005: 750 points. I couldn't try 3dMark03 probably for similar problem of 3dmark05 that run but only with -nosysteminfo option that doesn't work on 2003 test. The cpu is the one without HT and with the 400Mhz gpu version, maybe the D2700 with both HT and more than 600Mhz gpu get higher numbers.
Still I wasn't expecting anything to run at all not having Win7 to try but at the end it was interesting to -finally- see its gpu rendering anything 3D related. 😁
Interesting thing the mini-itx board has full 4GB single DDR3-1066 installed limited manually in the o.s. @ 3GB (I don't remember maybe to solve some problems with drivers installation), and without 3D running the whole board ask for aroud 15 watts, with a 3D benchmark something like 2 watts more.. 😀