First post, by Almoststew1990
Obviously it is not going to happen. But today I just had a thought that, given the rise of retro gaming popularity, why doesn't a manufacturer (even if it is a "new" one, not a big player) release a motherboard specifically for Windows 9x that has S370 / Slot 1 with AGP, PCI, ISA, SATA, USB 2/3, wifi, with their own, modern but W98 focused chipset? The SATA, USB and Wifi could be very basic or even optional given that the rest of the system would be a huge bottleneck. Would it be expensive or is the technology so basic now that it would be do-able?
Then I got a bit carried away! Do you ever see manufacturers and OEMS ever re-making some legendary, legacy old hardware?
I'm thinking Intel making a Celeron 300A, Nvidia resurrecting 3DFX just for re-releasing a Voodoo card at original spec? ASUS making an original spec P2B? And I don't mean re use the name like the i7 8086K. I mean re-make the original components, or perhaps re-making the specification but with utilizing current technology - Imagine a "5800 Ultra" that is just a little SoC that doesn't even require a heatsink but is on a large AGP slot PCB. Kind of like this Altair 8800 clone. But maybe that is entering emulation / VM territory.
Ah well back to work.
Ryzen 3700X | 16GB 3600MHz RAM | AMD 6800XT | 2Tb NVME SSD | Windows 10
AMD DX2-80 | 16MB RAM | STB LIghtspeed 128 | AWE32 CT3910
I have a vacancy for a main Windows 98 PC