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First post, by The Serpent Rider

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Anyone had an experience? Considering its overall poor performance, I wonder if it's possible to use C6 as scalable 486 class CPU (clocks, caches disabled), but in more comfortable Socket 7 form.

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Reply 1 of 7, by BSA Starfire

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A few years back I was testing all my VGA cards and adding results to Phil's benchmark spreadsheet, among these was a Realtek RTG3105ieh ISA card. This brought the speed of the system down to the levels of a slowish 486.
It's entry number 63 if you want to take a look.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lvF9n … wpNU/edit#gid=0

286 20MHz,1MB RAM,Trident 8900B 1MB, Conner CFA-170A.SB 1350B
386SX 33MHz,ULSI 387,4MB Ram,OAK OTI077 1MB. Seagate ST1144A, MS WSS audio
Amstrad PC 9486i, DX/2 66, 16 MB RAM, Cirrus SVGA,Win 95,SB 16
Cyrix MII 333,128MB,SiS 6326 H0 rev,ESS 1869,Win ME

Reply 2 of 7, by The Serpent Rider

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And with PCI/AGP card? Using ISA card to slowdown system is interesting, but not so much practical.

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Reply 5 of 7, by The Serpent Rider

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it was the slowest of them all

It is slow, but probably still faster in clock-for-clock comparison with real 486 class CPU. Most likely due to wider FSB and bigger cash though.

details on target software?

Usual suspects - Wing commander, Might&Magic III, Alone in the Dark.

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Reply 6 of 7, by idspispopd

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The Serpent Rider wrote:

And with PCI/AGP card? Using ISA card to slowdown system is interesting, but not so much practical.

A Rendition card is slower than many ISA cards in VGA 320x200x256 mode. It is quite fast in VESA modes, though. Unfortunately not too common or cheap.
Pre-Millenium/Mystique Matrox cards like Impression or Ultima are even slower, but quite uncommon.

Reply 7 of 7, by The Serpent Rider

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More interested in CPU slowdown without additional handicaps like ISA/obscure PCI video cards.

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