Socket 5 @ 1995.05 - Pentium 120, ARK Logic ARK2000PV, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

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Socket 5 @ 1995.05 - Pentium 120, ARK Logic ARK2000PV, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-4-12 @ 13:49

project started: oct 2018
targeted month: 1995.05

goals:
* socket 5 pentium
* everything before the socket 7 (jun 1995)

Intel Advanced/ZP Intel 430FX
Intel Pentium 120 SY033
Micron 72 pin EDO 60ns 8M x2
Diamond Stealth 64 2001 2M PCI ARK Logic ARK2000PV
Creative Sound Blaster AWE32 CT3910 rev 01 ISA DSP4.13, CT1747 OPL3
Gravis Ultrasound 3.74 1M ISA
Western Digital Caviar 31200 1200M
Last edited by arncht on 2019-6-23 @ 18:59, edited 5 times in total.
Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE64, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-4-12 @ 13:52

Intel Advanced/ZP Intel 430FX Socket 5
Matrox Millennium 4M PCI
Creative Sound Blaster AWE32 CT3910 rev 01 ISA DSP4.13, CT1747 OPL3
Gravis Ultrasound 3.74 1M ISA
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Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-5-20 @ 11:17

Intel Pentium 120 SY033 - the last p54c core, 0.6 micron, officially socket 5
Micron 72 pin EDO 60ns 8M x2 - period correct size

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Diamond Stealth 64 2001 2M PCI ARK Logic ARK2000PV - it would be really great, very good dos performer (~et6000, riva128 in 1995!), and decent output quality, but i did not find anything about it before aug 1995 - out of my strict period

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Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM 2M PCI S3 Trio64 - perfect period match, but the output is too dark, the dos performance is also below the millennium
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Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby BloodyCactus » 2019-5-20 @ 12:59

Since that GUS isnt plug and play, you might have problems with IO port clashes with its Adlib and Gameport against the AWE32, I think they are the only two things on both cards whose address you cant change.
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby rasz_pl » 2019-5-20 @ 13:40

arncht wrote:Diamond Stealth 64 2001 2M PCI ARK Logic ARK2000PV - it would be really great, very good dos performer (~et6000, riva128 in 1995!), and decent output quality, but i did not find anything about it before aug 1995 - out of my strict period


date codes on chips are from March 1995, seems passable
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-20 @ 14:08

Title says 1995.06 but your signature says 1995.05. You ain't foolin' me OP!
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-5-20 @ 16:41

BloodyCactus wrote:Since that GUS isnt plug and play, you might have problems with IO port clashes with its Adlib and Gameport against the AWE32, I think they are the only two things on both cards whose address you cant change.


it is not a problem, in some rigs i use three sound cards, they work perfectly together.

rasz_pl wrote:
arncht wrote:Diamond Stealth 64 2001 2M PCI ARK Logic ARK2000PV - it would be really great, very good dos performer (~et6000, riva128 in 1995!), and decent output quality, but i did not find anything about it before aug 1995 - out of my strict period


date codes on chips are from March 1995, seems passable


the pcb is from aug 1995, i think the 1995q3 is correct.

appiah4 wrote:Title says 1995.06 but your signature says 1995.05. You ain't foolin' me OP!


you're right, fixed :D
Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby auron » 2019-5-22 @ 14:51

that cpu and ram both have '96 date codes FYI.
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-5-22 @ 16:11

auron wrote:that cpu and ram both have '96 date codes FYI.


if i would follow the manufacturing dates - i never could build anything :)
the cpu is the closest model (p54c core, not the late 0.35 micron version), and the ram types / release dates are unidentifiable until the early 2000.
Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.06 - Pentium 120, Matrox Millennium, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-6-23 @ 18:53

i have found an interesing source from feb 1995, with ark2000 info:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~andr ... rd_faq.txt

yeah, it is the hercules, and not the diamond, but the hercules card design looks very similar to the diamond (reference design?). anyway, it fits to my socket 5 frame.
Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.05 - Pentium 120, ARK Logic ARK2000PV, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-7-05 @ 12:18

also socket 5 conform, they released around april in 1995.

Diamond Stealth 64 Video VRAM 2M PCI S3 Vision968
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Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.05 - Pentium 120, ARK Logic ARK2000PV, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby amadeus777999 » 2019-7-07 @ 17:23

Some very nice pieces there - I really dig the Matrox. Also had a CT3910 running in a system a few days ago and even though it only has 512K onboard ram Warcraft sounded really nice.

Is the GUS "worth" the price?
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.05 - Pentium 120, ARK Logic ARK2000PV, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-7-07 @ 18:01

Of you want to watch demos. For games - definitely not.
Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.05 - Pentium 120, ARK Logic ARK2000PV, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby amadeus777999 » 2019-7-16 @ 11:40

arncht wrote:Of you want to watch demos. For games - definitely not.


Ok, there's only two games(DoomII and Warcraft) for which, if the GUS were "better", I may have put in the necessary monies. I got curious after seeing a few videos about the GUS.
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Re: Socket 5 @ 1995.05 - Pentium 120, ARK Logic ARK2000PV, Sound Blaster AWE32, Gravis Ultrasound

Postby arncht » 2019-7-16 @ 16:45

From the midi aspect, it depends on the game. Some is better, some not. But the swmix for the voices is weak, the cpu consumption is very high eg in the doom. Another issue the compatibility (as native gus), some gomes does not like it.

The mod based games with the hwmix are very good (mostly the pinballs).
Socket 3 VLB @ 1994.10
Socket 5 @ 1995.05
Socket 7 @ 1997.09
Slot 1 @ 2000.05
Socket A @ 2003.06
Socket 775 @ 2006.11 - Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Geforce 8800 GTX, Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
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