First post, by tpowell.ca
So, I've built a few fast 486 machines (up to 160MHz) and also built up a Win98/XP Pentium 4 3GHz w/HT machine for those later games.
Now, I also built two AMD K6-III+ machines from inspiration I got from PhilsComputerLab.
The K6-III+ is great as it is very flexible speedwise, but in actual fact, I can't find any software that runs better on it than the other two alternatives: a 486 and a fast Pentium 4.
What I found was that it was the opposite.
For older games, the 486 is just perfect and by altering the BUS speed, Turbo mode and caches, it is more vintage-game friendly.
For the newer games, I found that the P4 runs everything I threw at it just fine.
Are there any known computer games that require more than a 486 can afford but are speed sensitive such that a fast P4 could be an issue?
- Merlin: MS-4144, AMD5x86-160, 32MB, 16GB CF, ZIP100, ESS688, GUS, S3 VirgeGX 2MB, HardMPU
Newton: K6XV3+/66, AMD K6-III+500, 256MB, 32GB SSD, AWE32, GUS 16MB, Voodoo3-3k
Einstein: P8P400, P4-3GHz HT, 1.5GB, Quadro4 980XGL, Live!