Yeah Kamerat is right, regarding of my extensive testing only Vortexes and Yamahas have chance to work. I have that small compact General midi adapter from Rayer so that bad FM for Aureal is not so bad, but have 1 and i need more of them:) Regardless, small X58 vs. X79 comparision for retro gaming is bellow.
Today worked to make XP working on X79 MB its working fine as expected, with G980Ti is probably fastest gaming machine, which i had, CPU 4820k is only quad+ht, so score in Cine Bench is 55% of my overclock X58 6 core Xeon, i didnt overclock it yet, but i dont expect miracles, i also dont have water cooler within that new machine, which i mainly bough for X79 testing.
I only made some Dos testing setup ready to go, except secondary videocard, i tried Radeon X600 but it was ignored during boot, maybe because i badly placed it do slot, maybe i killed it - i discovered that PSU was on during installation (im used that new board have some leds is there is PSU in standby, this board is clean..), i havent time to mess with it, i had to travel to other city because of work, i will continue on Sunday.
There is zillion combination to test, our matrixs still has lots of blanks, but it seems to that people are lazy.. im not even collector, i just tested some board which i have for cpu testing or i bough with some bundles or came around..
X58 vs. X79:
Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.