Reply 642 of 643, by cyclone3d

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On what page did this change to any hardware instead of period correct hardware?

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 643 of 643, by Standard Def Steve

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Today I slotted a "new" Quadro FX 4500 in Super G5 and did some benchmarking with Quake 3, Quake 4, Doom 3, UT2004, and Prey.

Here's the Doom 3 result. Keep in mind that, unlike the PC version, Doom3 for Mac only uses a single core. Plus, it's one of the worst ports ever. Aspyr didn't even *try* to optimize this game for PowerPC. To get an idea of just how sloppy it is, consider this: Quake 4 actually runs at a higher frame rate on this machine!

PowerMac G5 Quad: 2x dual-core PowerPC 970MPs at 2.5GHz, 16 GB DDR2-533, Quadro FX 4500 PCIe, OS X 10.5.8
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The G5 is nearly three times faster than the G4, which at 1.5GHz w/ a 7800GS AGP, only manages 27 fps!

P6 chip. Triple the speed of the Pentium.
Tualatin: PIII-S @ 1628 MHz | QDI Advance 12T | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT | X-Fi | 500GB HDD | 3DMark01: 14,059
Dothan: PM @ 2720 MHz | MSI Speedster FA4 | 2GB DDR2-544 | GTX-280 | X-Fi | 500GB SSD | 3DMark01: 42,148