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Re: Reverse-Engineering the 3DFX VSA-100 Chipset

Every time I think about the VSA-100 specs I ask myself why it couldn't be what it would have sense to be a theorical Voodoo3 chip when the original chip seems like a modernized boosted Banshee, the VSA-100 chip should have been the "perfect" Voodoo3 but in the 1998 and the latest Voodoo …

Re: Voodoo 5 6000 Clone PCB

Tetrium wrote on Yesterday, 13:15: Or this :P https://i.imgur.com/byqK4Kd.jpg […] Show full quote matze79 wrote on Yesterday, 12:14: Hm why not add 64Mb per VSA 😀 Voodoo 5 6500 ! Or this 😜 😁 But seriously I'd ask if such thing if existed realistically would perform slower than a V5 6000 considering …

Re: SSE2 cpu emulation

... We can run to opensource OS like Linux, FreeBSD etc,.. We start to speak like our grandparents - "in our time it was just ..." In fact I always had doubts about alternative o.s in the past but I ended up agreeing that for the generic users they bring back that old style feeling to install what …

Re: SSE2 cpu emulation

Latest Socket 478 cpus even had SSE3... Yes. But not SS S E3 (introduced in Core2). And this was requirement for OSX to run. Pentium 4 Prescott for socket478 was an attempt to make money on an aging platform. Same piece of silicon in a different package. Similar to previous Overdrive processors... …

Re: SSE2 cpu emulation

Hi, considering in the past even 387 NPU sw emulators existed, did a SSE2 sort of emulator existed or something that helped using SSE1 or other logics to "emulate" this feature? Cause that's the main reason Athlon XP are useless into a modern o.s. installations. While I think modern o.s. like Win …

SSE2 cpu emulation

Hi, considering in the past even 387 NPU sw emulators existed, did a SSE2 sort of emulator existed or something that helped using SSE1 or other logics to "emulate" this feature? Cause that's the main reason Athlon XP are useless into a modern o.s. installations. While I think modern o.s. like Win …

Re: Opera for Win 95 on a 486 or Pentium

I remember having tried Opera 9.x without Kernelex but in Windows 98 and a 486DX4 and it worked but really really slow. I suppose Opera 10.x is too heavy even for faster cpus. Also Opera 10.6x I suppose include HTML5 early stuff into the browser that improves compatibility but also slow down a lot …

Re: If we were to accept 15 years ago as retro....

in Milliways
Anyway I still didn't say where I'd draw the "retro" line in the PC configs and well, maybe I think I'd say that the SDR ram was the thing that make me think to the last of retro machines. So once DDR ram began to be used there were already so much innovations all around the other components that …

Re: If we were to accept 15 years ago as retro....

in Milliways
It it so subjective. 8bit computer to 286/386 are stone age. 486-P3 is retro. P4/Athlon XP/64 is obsolete. And Core2 is still usable, so not really retro. But it is only my subjective opinion. but yes, a 69 Mustang or even a E38 7. series BMW will always be retro, IF it is in good condition. But I …

Re: Intel G41 iGPU questions

Vdpauinfo gives an error but I suppose VAAPI is working even if I wasn't expecting it to support only MPEG2? According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_graphics_processing_units#Gen4 the G41 (GMA X4500) only supports MC+LF for H.264, you need the G45 (GMA X4500HD) for full H.264 …

Re: Intel G41 iGPU questions

Looks like you are using modesetting driver now. To switch to x.org driver you have to create /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file with following content: Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" EndSection If there is no xorg.conf.d subdirectory - create it (as a root, …

Re: Intel G41 iGPU questions

Thanks for the answers! Some update, I tried installing it on a G41 Asrock board using the onboard intel gpu and a 45nm E8600 cpu and latest LXQt ubuntu 20.x seems to work fine. Here are the results in logs: From Xorg log: [ 57.156] (==) modeset(0): Backing store enabled [ 57.156] (==) modeset(0): …

Intel G41 iGPU questions

Hello, I'm trying different integrated igpu lately and I'd like to ask you how well this late 775 Intel iGPU (4500) runs both on Win and Linux. Is it supported on latest linux kernels? Does it have a mesa opengl driver that works into modern distribution? And in Windows does it have some power to …

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