OC3D Throwback Thursday

OC3D Throwback Thursday

OC3D Throwback Thursday

Intro

Put on your finest Pringle cardigan, get out your pipe and slippers, it's Throwback Thursday here at OC3D. Regular perusers of the Information Superhighway will be aware of the trend on social media to dig out those old polaroids of you in front of a television that came with wooden doors, or reminisce about the novelty of there being a fourth channel on terrestrial to pick from. Or even the days when you didn't have to differentiate between terrestrial television and satellite, or point out that your phone is hardwired into the house, because what else would it be?

For those of us who have been ferreting away on computers for most of our life it's easy to get misty-eyed about the insane wireframe graphics in Elite, how easy it is to use these new-fangled discs instead of listening to a tape make noises that would pass for Dubstep for the whole afternoon and managing a level of Jet Set Willy before bed.

Knowing that it can't only be us who remember when Windows came on three floppy discs, when a 14" monitor was considered enormous, or even when Glide appeared and redefined what we thought graphical fidelity could be, we thought we'd bring the Throwback Thursday phenomenon into OC3D Towers. To that end we've dusted off some of the hardware that was easiest to reach in the cupboard to Narnia.

Clockwise from the top left we have a MSI P35. You'll note in the video that Tom says 'god forbid we remember motherboards with a southbridge', except some of us still have our old 386SX which was running at a whopping 16MHz, so just because some of this 'old' stuff still feels fairly new, doesn't mean that we don't have a nearly complete history of PC Hardware in our memory banks. Next along is the Gigabyte X58OC, a truly staggering motherboard that regular readers will remember from our DICE special where we attained a whopping 6GHz from a 990X.

To the right of those are the ASUS graphics cards we'll look at below, and in the bottom right hand corner a Radeon 3870X2. Many of you are probably like us and still have to be shouted at because of the deafness this card brought us. Loud doesn't begin to cover it. In the bottom middle are a pair of nVidias, and on the bottom left, and indeed the right hand image, a Thermalright Ultra 120 with a Xilence Red Wing fan. The Ultra 120 was the king of the tower coolers and marked the departure from a block of aluminium with a horizontally mounted, wheezy, 60mm fan. 

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From bottom to top, an ASUS GTX260, ASUS 9800GX2, and a GTX295. We remember aching for a GTX295 and we still find it hard that you can buy one for basically a pittance. We often say about how you can get a low-end GPU these days that will be good for older titles or less demanding ones. Whereas you can probably build a system that was cutting edge 5 years ago and will still play WOW just fine. Finally on the right a couple of nVidia 7950GX2's are a gorgeous topping off to our little collection. We don't miss the green PCB, or indeed the extensions at the end, but two PCBs that are still only dual-slot makes us wonder at some of the triple slot offerings around.

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So, dear readers, would you be interested in an occasional trip down memory lane because we would like to make this a regular feature? If the answer is yes then is there anything in particular that you'd love to see? Are you one of the people who used to dream of owning a Q6600? Or can we go back even further and prompt memories of a Voodoo2, a Thunderbird 1GHz, the insanity of the day when AGP became the standard? Or is that too far?

This is one of those 'for fun' things that we do from time to time so your involvement is crucial. After all we have lots of other things pressing upon our time and thus want to give you the things you'd most like to see. Naturally there are driver and OS compatibility issues with going too deeply into the murky past and even in some instances actually getting our hands on said hardware, but we're open to suggestions.

We'd love to know your thoughts so pop into our forums and let us know.

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27-02-2014, 04:09:35

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...162455467l.jpg

We all love technology, and even today some of us get misty-eyed at the things that blew us away in our formative years.


Continue ReadingQuote

27-02-2014, 04:22:59

barnsley
excellent idea guv!Quote

27-02-2014, 04:29:13

ShaunB-91
Good article, please keep them coming Tom!

I always wanted a Q6600 but whenever I had the opportunity I always upgraded my GPU instead so for many years my rig had a P4 3.2GHz in it, back from the day of owning a 6600GT up to a HD4870 and then I squeezed in a second hand Core 2 Duo, 1.88GHz if I remember right?

You know whats missing these days, a white motherboard, remember the one Sapphire made for Crossfire, although it wasn't so great compared to the Asus boards in terms of performance and overclock-ability.

Edit: Do you think there is any chance you could throw together an old rig using these old bits and see what performance they can delivery in todays games, maybe a quick RushKit video?

Edit: Ooo oo! and the Asus 6800 with the blue LED's, always wanted one of them too. :PQuote

27-02-2014, 04:31:11

QuietOne
I think it's a great idea. Going down memory lane. Prices of components back then. Even systems.Quote

27-02-2014, 04:42:20

SieB
It's good to see some of the older stuff, not much has changed since Sandybridge and things have been a bit stagnant. But form the Pentium 4 and the x38, P35 and up to the 775 chipset there was quite a lot of changes with motherboards, CPUs going to dual core to quad core, RAM going from DDR1 to DDR2 and DDR3.

Motherboard design was certainly a lot different a few years back, with crazy heatsink designs, with weird RAM slot and PCI/E slot colours.
Graphics cards that looked like VHS tapes, and all crazy kinds of things that you don't really get today where the same design is used over and over and only what is underneath in the hardware is changed.Quote

27-02-2014, 04:42:44

barnsley
This has got me surfing ebay for the 1090t. Kinda tempted to compare it to my 8320.Quote

27-02-2014, 04:44:46

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
This has got me surfing ebay for the 1090t. Kinda tempted to compare it to my 8320.
You know what, I might have a look on there too. I don't know why but I always wanted the 6800 mentioned above, it seemed like they just dissapeared of the face of the earth even before they 6600/6800 were done (I think).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-EN-68...item41743eb682

OMG is that it? I thought it was sexier than that lol.Quote

27-02-2014, 04:45:40

tinytomlogan
Oh man Ive just caused my hardware purchases of old kit on the bay to skyrocket in price >.<Quote

27-02-2014, 04:47:36

barnsley
Currently looking for what was my dream 'card. A 6990.Quote

27-02-2014, 04:48:20

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Oh man Ive just caused my hardware purchases of old kit on the bay to skyrocket in price >.<
You've got to build a rig with the stuff Tom, just give us a quick look round to admire it.

My brother in law still has his Asus P5B Deluxe, Core 2 Duo 1.88GHz, Artic Freezer 7 Pro, Asus 4850...might make an offer! Quote

27-02-2014, 04:50:35

barnsley
a 6990 for sale
So...tempted.
Pretty sure they're going to skyrocket thanks to mining :cQuote

27-02-2014, 04:51:53

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
a 6990 for sale
So...tempted.
Pretty sure they're going to skyrocket thanks to mining :c
Looks nice but I honestly don't remember the 6900 series. Quote

27-02-2014, 04:54:27

SieB
CEX is a good place to get old CPUs and GPUs from.

They also give you 12 months warranty on everything, so unlike Ebay you can get a replacement or get something of the same value if it breaks.

https://uk.webuy.com/Quote

27-02-2014, 04:55:15

da axxxe
awsome idea. bringing back heaps of memories of older systems i had years ago .making remember the first big rig i owned with the msi k9a2 platnium with a amd athlon x2 6000+ and 2 ati 3870,s in crossfire .and the funny part is that all butt the 3870,s are still going strong .i gave my uncle the system years ago when his pc died .even funnier is the 3870,s only died on him 6 months ago . ebay away hahahaQuote

27-02-2014, 04:55:32

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
Looks nice but I honestly don't remember the 6900 series.
It was the first high end 'card I had a go on that left an impression on me, it made me want a piece of the pc action. So I went out and bought a dell inspiron. The rig itself was a nightmare. it had some sort of core 2 quad, a 6990, a no name psu and it was in some ancient packard bell OEM case. It made so much noise.Quote

27-02-2014, 04:56:15

ShaunB-91
I remember fitting one of these coolers to my 6600...not long after the card died lol, what I do wrong?!

Edit: I'm so tempted to buy the Asus 6800 but it's from America for a little over £30, or this as I remember seeing these beats too with the mermaid they had from their tech demo/benchmark.

https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SGRAEAP9HGAAQuote

27-02-2014, 05:03:20

da axxxe
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
I remember fitting one of these coolers to my 6600...not long after the card died lol, what I do wrong?!
i rember those coolers wow flashback hahaha .still got 1 of my older gpu,s out the back with that same cooler on itQuote

27-02-2014, 05:22:38

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by da axxxe View Post
i rember those coolers wow flashback hahaha .still got 1 of my older gpu,s out the back with that same cooler on it
I can't remember the original cooler but for some reason thought I'd buy one of them, stuck it on which was a nightmare (me being noob) and the little blue heatsinks around the chips, it lasted like a week and just died. I think thats when I took the 6600 back to the local shop, re-fitted the original cooler and said it was broke and got a new one lol.Quote

27-02-2014, 05:50:24

da axxxe
hahaha what they dont know wont hurt them . mine came with it on stock .thought for a laugh id see if i still had and found my gtx 260 aswell .the 260 still works to butt dam does it get hot .im amazed it still works a mate spilt his drinks on it and it still works http://i.imgur.com/pl7h1aH.jpg mum was playing diablo 3 on the 260 a few months ago gave here a gtx 560 i had lying around. one of my mates is still using my old 1090t till this day been running it at 4ghz since new and its still goingQuote

27-02-2014, 05:54:25

Dark NighT
I love this idea, would like to see more of it.Quote

27-02-2014, 05:58:49

ShaunB-91
Actually I need to correct myself, I don't think I returned that graphics card then, I know at some point I did but it might of been not long after I bought it and it took them weeks to give me another one, but I don't remember the time between that card and the next which was a 7600GT so maybe I did break it and send it back. O.o

I think it just went bust in games at the time when I was playing Medal of Honor Airbourne. Lol, that game was quite demanding, needed a whole 1GB of RAM to run smooth!

The best was LOTR: Middle-Earth I had 256MB at the time, had to upgrade to 512 to have it run smooth! :')Quote

27-02-2014, 06:08:10

Captain Helltheo
Awesome idea Tom, its great for those who have missed out on some crazy intresting hardware that came out as well as seeing how the industry and hardware have change in only a few years.

Can't wait to see more Quote

27-02-2014, 06:09:25

Feronix
Hnnnnnnnnng

I want a modern motherboard with copper heatsinks!Quote

27-02-2014, 06:13:40

ShaunB-91
What were the cases back in the day, mine was a Thermaltake Armor (yuck). My brother in law had the Antec Lanboy, I think he still has it in his loft, it's still a neat little case, I put my old rig in it only a few years ago until I got his Coolermaster Cosmos from him.

The first case I bought didn't have a name, but had a blue (I'm sure it was 80mm lol) side panel fan and I think it had some PCI bracket or something that was supposed to change the colour to your music or something ridiculous, that was the selling point for me although I never tried it lmao.Quote

27-02-2014, 06:14:20

Wargod56
This is really cool, especially for people like me who weren't into PC's back then. would really like to see more.Quote

27-02-2014, 06:14:46

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
What were the cases back in the day, mine was a Thermaltake Armor (yuck). My brother in law had the Antec Lanboy, I think he still has it in his loft, it's still a neat little case, I put my old rig in it only a few years ago until I got his Coolermaster Cosmos from him.

The first case I bought didn't have a name, but had a blue (I'm sure it was 80mm lol) side panel fan and I think it had some PCI bracket or something that was supposed to change the colour to your music or something ridiculous, that was the selling point for me although I never tried it lmao.
I might have a Lian Li V1000Quote

27-02-2014, 06:16:58

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I might have a Lian Li V1000
Off the top of my head I can't remember it but just had a Google and it still looks nice!

As far back I remember case wise was the Silverstone Temjin's. The Antec P something, it was silver I think.

Edit: The Antec P160. Quote

27-02-2014, 06:17:05

barnsley
Speaking of TBT, I present to you what is the best dell/other pc maker case I've ever seen.
http://hosting04.imagecross.com/imag...-08/368801.jpgQuote

27-02-2014, 06:18:29

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Speaking of TBT, I present to you what is the best dell/other pc maker case I've ever seen.
Wasn't that Dell's gaming rig before they bought Alienware? I used to really want an Alienware.

Just been Googling the 6800's and found a little comparison. I couldn't remember ATi's top card at the time but I do now. Quote

27-02-2014, 06:22:58

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
Wasn't that Dell's gaming rig before they bought Alienware? I used to really want an Alienware.
XPS is kinda like their luxury brand nowadays but yeah I think it was their gaming brand. I owned a Alienware R3 case for a while as I kinda like the look of them . I was going to a bunch of mods to it and WC it but they're really not that well designed on the scale of things.Quote

27-02-2014, 06:24:23

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Speaking of TBT, I present to you what is the best dell/other pc maker case I've ever seen.
http://hosting04.imagecross.com/imag...-08/368801.jpg
I had one of those, I modded it for ATX when I was in the shed....Quote

27-02-2014, 06:27:08

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
XPS is kinda like their luxury brand nowadays but yeah I think it was their gaming brand. I owned a Alienware R3 case for a while as I kinda like the look of them . I was going to a bunch of mods to it and WC it but they're really not that well designed on the scale of things.
I was originally going to put my current build in one since I think they are sexy, I finally found one on eBay, won it but couldn't ever get down to pick it up so he only gave me a week then put it back on eBay, glad I didn't though because I'd imagine new GPU's won't fit for a start.

Edit: Remember these? Quote

27-02-2014, 06:34:31

Dark NighT
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
I was originally going to put my current build in one since I think they are sexy, I finally found one on eBay, won it but couldn't ever get down to pick it up so he only gave me a week then put it back on eBay, glad I didn't though because I'd imagine new GPU's won't fit for a start.

Edit: Remember these?
My brother had one of those.Quote

27-02-2014, 06:39:17

Solanos
Did someone just say Voodoo2??? That was my first huge upgrade. It made my old Pentium 166mmx beat the hell out of those fast pentium 2s when it came to gaming. I miss the feeling I had back then when I bought a new game or piece of hardware.Quote

27-02-2014, 06:46:07

GameOver
\../ Yes \../ Yes \../ Yes \../ Yes \../ Yes

i have a 6990 sitting in a box right next to me 2 old cases, several motherboards and some memory :P too hard to throw the stuff away, it's illegal to put it in the trash and the council only do specialty drop off days a few times a year here in South Australia dunno about your neck of the woods.Quote

27-02-2014, 06:47:00

RizeAllard
I like this idea! I have lots of stuffs from the old days! I have a working VIA C3 750MHz micro ITX mobo working with windows 7.... I had a Sapphire Radeon 1950GT also got an Cyrix x586 processor as well...Quote

27-02-2014, 07:08:59

Conaer
It would be a great idea for someone like me who only got into PC few years back (around the time Sandy Bridge was launched). I've missed so much and would love to see the older stuff to see just how far we have come. =)Quote

27-02-2014, 07:23:26

ShaunB-91
Crazy how this old stuff makes me want to buy it all again and build a rig but I'd have no use for it, unless they kick ass at folding or something.

Ahh the good old days. Quote

27-02-2014, 07:25:10

Squidlorock
I remember a mate sli'ing two 6600's at the time in a new flashy rig, we were all like... whoa... I won't speak about how bad the cpu cooler looked... Quote

27-02-2014, 07:26:20

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squidlorock View Post
I remember a mate sli'ing two 6600's at the time in a new flashy rig, we were all like... whoa... I won't speak about how bad the cpu cooler looked...
I can only dribble and dream. Never had an SLi setup to date.Quote

27-02-2014, 07:32:47

Squidlorock
Heh It was the best anyone had made/seen back then here His case was all glowy and spacious I remember forcing people to play Lego star wars on that... was funny you could pull peoples limbs off as they were trying to run lolQuote

27-02-2014, 07:41:40

WYP
I do enjoy these little looks into the past, one thing i would like to see is the evolution of the Rampage Motherboards.

Did you ever manage to collect them all Tom?Quote

27-02-2014, 07:45:22

Excalabur50
I totally love this idea as you well know, I wouldn't say to do full reviews as such as that would be too time consuming what with OS and stuff but just little things like differences in slots and ram type etc.Quote

27-02-2014, 07:47:17

luongo27
Would love to see some more of this stuff, i only started building at the end of the 775 period.Quote

27-02-2014, 07:49:27

Squidlorock
My first socket was 939, i didn't have a clue... my mates built it for me back then.Quote

27-02-2014, 07:54:18

MrKambo
ive still got a P5W DH Deluxe in full working order, with XMS memory from Corsair i think its DDR800 and a E6400

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5W_DH_Deluxe/Quote

27-02-2014, 08:04:49

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I had one of those, I modded it for ATX when I was in the shed....
Do you still have the case mate?Quote

27-02-2014, 08:13:07

darklighthim
Love this idea, old hardware is always good to look back at.

Wish i hadn't sold my Abit IP35 (not the pro or the -E model) motherboard as it was an awesome board where i first stared overclocking. Was able to get my E2180 2GHz upto 3GHz 24/7 and i think 3.2GHz for my own benchmarking.

Just seen the video and man i soo wanted that HD3870X2 back in the day but i only ever had a regular Asus 3870, this one to be exact with COH artwork.
http://techreport.com/r.x/midrange-g...-3870-card.jpgQuote

27-02-2014, 08:16:13

TheLostOne
Yea yea Im in for the old news! Love to look back in time!Quote

27-02-2014, 10:09:20

Dark NighT
Anyone remember this mighty leaf blower, the Nvidia Geforce FX 5800 Ultra?

http://www.hw-museum.cz/data/vga/pic...00_Ultra_F.jpg

TTL, if you ever see one of those for cheap grab it, i think it is still louder then a reference 290XQuote

27-02-2014, 10:25:06

darklighthim
I remember i used to have an MSI FX5700 with one of these on it back in the day.
http://www.hitide.ie/catalog/images/..._silencer1.jpgQuote

27-02-2014, 10:52:23

KING_OF_SAND
My throwback is watching the old Tigerdirect logan videos lol.Quote

27-02-2014, 11:11:45

Wraith
Ohhh the memories here are "in your face" - Dicehunter

My old Voodoo2 before I swapped out for dual Banshees.
http://i.imgur.com/EoEK5Bq.jpg
Bought in 1996 from Electronics Boutique for £149Quote

27-02-2014, 11:37:41

cgull
Nice, getting back to your roots.

I'm a bit of a hoarder myself, still have an original Pentium 90 mobo in the shed, ,remember edo ram, still using the "Philips " case it came in, one of those desktop flip tower jobs, heavily modded by now of course.

You could cherry pick and do a "best of generation/chipset". Or a repurpose old gear into Linux boxes/folding, show people how to restore/repair. get yer hands dirty.

Obviously labours of love only as there's no $$$ in it , but if it generates tube or website traffic then it's not a waste. If its something u love and it's not hurting then I say phook it , do it man.

As always , luv the vids, onya guvQuote

27-02-2014, 11:43:27

dalewakelin
I remember 7970s... wait..

My first GPU was a HD5450, at the time i thought i could game on it, how i was wrong. My dream GPU in the day was a 590.Quote

27-02-2014, 12:11:36

frufsa
Must say i realy like the idea of showing off the old stuff. ^^Quote

27-02-2014, 12:15:18

ander01se
Geek nostalgia!

My first upgrade was a Blizzard 68030/68882 40MHz with 32 MB RAM for my old Amiga. O_o;

Moving on to PCs... remember trying to tame Llamas or whattever in Ultima Online. :P

And now just trying to out cs / harass people in Dota 2. :OQuote

27-02-2014, 12:32:25

Brett82
yes we definatly need to do this, I was still running a q6600 at 3.6 in a xfx 780i with a gtx 260 running on the ragged edge at xmas which still played games well enough at 1080p including bf3 at medium to high!! which I suddenly decided to upgrade in the new year with a z87 sniper & 4670k with a 270x for now till the higher end maxwells are out.Quote

27-02-2014, 12:48:11

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squidlorock View Post
My first socket was 939, i didn't have a clue... my mates built it for me back then.
939 FTW.I still have my DFI Lanparty ultra D,but the Opteron 165 that used live in it is dying,would love to get another one of those.Getting 3+ghz on one of those felt soooo goodQuote

27-02-2014, 14:13:59

Ali.h.k
I can remember my P4, man that thing rocked when I first got it, in fact i still use it for storing excess files and for just generally for it's retro epicness xDQuote

27-02-2014, 14:22:17

blitztech
I see a great interest in this (since I also horde). Every fortnight sounds like a decent time span for TBT.Quote

27-02-2014, 15:45:19

Kong
I would like to see P3's and either a 9700pro, or a Q6600 with a 8800GTX.Quote

27-02-2014, 16:14:48

GameOver
actually you could use the older hardware to make a steam box that can then stream to your main desktop in another room and play windows based games on linux if you are a linux user who loves gaming.Quote

27-02-2014, 16:18:47

shadow
I had a 486 (yes im old) then upgraded to a p75 with 4mb of ram.
Manual setting of the irq's.

Once every 2 weeks sounds a good idea, for the vids.Quote

27-02-2014, 18:24:58

Bartacus
LOVE this idea! Makes me wish I had pics of the first 3D card I ever had, a Voodoo Rush.Quote

27-02-2014, 18:49:14

metalgun2000
This was an awesome idea. You should keep this sort of thing going. The thought had crossed my mind to buy some old kit and do some real overclocking, back when it was more enjoyable. Not the tediousness of just doing multiplier bumps on z87 or z77. Mindnuming.Quote

27-02-2014, 19:38:02

Bullmecha
I would like to see this as well as the rest of these folks. New stuff is nice but it seems rather lacking lately.

Bring forth the old school !!!

Maybe ask for pics for vids.. IE you have a running X type system send in a pic to see in the upcoming vid.Quote

27-02-2014, 22:02:53

samwisekoi
Don't bother benching, just do some retro builds!

New case plus old hardware, or old case and old hardware. Or a combo.

Then crank up some Doom II (or BF4 I suppose) and see how it runs.

Can you hit 6GHz with an H100? Do modern games even run? Is XP as bad as we remember?

Build some cool systems just for fun.

Just my £.02.

- samwisekoiQuote

27-02-2014, 23:32:25

Wraith
Just in case anyone was wondering about comparing the GTX295 against the GTX690 as TTL pointed out just to see how they stack up today here it is.

GTX 295
Manufacturer: nVidia
Series: GeForce GTX 200
GPU: GT200b x 2
Release Date: 2009-01-08
Interface: PCI-E 2.0 x16
Core Clock: 576 MHz
Shader Clock: 1242 MHz
Memory Clock: 999 MHz (1998 DDR)
Memory Bandwidth: 223.776 GB/sec
FLOPS: 1788.48 GFLOPS
Pixel Fill Rate: 32256 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate: 92160 MTexels/sec
Max Power Draw: 289 W
Noise Level: Moderate
Framebuffer: 1792 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus Type: 64x7 (448 bit)
DirectX Compliance: 10.0
OpenGL Compliance: 2.1
PS/VS Version: 4.0/4.0
Process: 55 nm
Shader Processors: 480 (240)
Pipeline Layout: Scalar MADD+MUL
Texture Units: 160 (80)
Raster Operators 56 (32)

GTX 690
Manufacturer: nVidia
Series: GeForce GTX 600
GPU: GK104 x 2
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x16
Core Clock: 915 MHz
Shader Clock: 915 MHz
Memory Clock: 3004 MHz (6008 DDR)
Memory Bandwidth: 384.512 GB/sec
FLOPS: 5621.76 GFLOPS
Pixel Fill Rate: 58560 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate: 234240 MTexels/sec
Max Power Draw: 300 W
Noise Level: Moderate
Framebuffer: 4096 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus Type: 64x4 (256 bit)
DirectX Compliance: 11.0
OpenGL Compliance: 3.2
PS/VS Version: 5.0/5.0
Process: 28 nm
Shader Processors: 3072 (1536)
Pipeline Layout: SMX
Texture Units: 256 (128)
Raster Operators 64 (32)Quote

28-02-2014, 03:17:52

ShaunB-91
Has anybody got an old rig still they could post pics of?

Doom 2? It's Doom 3 you want to bench, that was a hard game to bench back then as was Far Cry (1).

Return To Castle Wolfenstein. Max Payne! Ohhhh the good old days!!Quote

28-02-2014, 05:32:07

Xayer
This is a really good idea, especially for a person like me who got into Hardware around P65 & Geforce GTX 500 Series!Quote

28-02-2014, 06:33:28

ShaunB-91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xayer View Post
This is a really good idea, especially for a person like me who got into Hardware around P65 & Geforce GTX 500 Series!
I think my first all built rig was P45, I'm sure that was the Asus P5B's, may have been P65, I can't remember!

My rig before it was upgraded over time but never knew what the Gigabyte board was.

Edit: Lol think I'm thinking of another P45 actually haha.Quote

28-02-2014, 11:35:23

temag20
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...f/DSCN0616.jpg

still running in my PC right now with moderate OC, even with a broken cap.Quote

28-02-2014, 12:21:11

GussetPimp25
This is brilliant, I used to have so much older gear but alas sold it off to pay for newer stuff, but after a bit of hunting i found these bits laying around, i guess there's a reason why i couldn't sell any of this haha

Two Geforce 2's, an ATI x1600, two Athlon XP 1800+, one Pentium D 820, an e6600, a really old MSI KM2M 462 socket, my pretty rock solid Asrock z68 board and an old sound card which has no label, oh and my very old Nintendo manhole handheld, its a mismatch but pretty much all of this stuff still works and its always fun to chuck an old system together.Quote

28-02-2014, 23:02:59

nippinpippin
Great idea Tom.
My 3.4Ghz, Q6600 is still going strong.
Even though my main rig is an i7 2600K I still love messing with my socket 775 rig.
Full spec is Asus P5Q Deluxe MB, 8GB of Gskill PC2-8500 ram, Patriot Inferno 120GB Sata 2 SSD, 2TB Seagate HD and a GTX 570 GPU. OS is Windows 7 64bit. I know it's long in the tooth but it still plays all modern games at OK levels @ 1080p
Would really be interested in seeing the older stuff in videos, especially OCing as they were so much more involved to get really high stable results.Quote

01-03-2014, 17:07:53

MilesPNZ
Would love to as an old AMD 9600 XT. I remember back in the day we had AMD Athlon 3000+ CPUs with 512mb ram and a 9600 XT. All we did was play WoW and Counter Strike.Quote

02-03-2014, 06:55:32

Asus11
the best motherboard ever made?

rampage 3 extreme black edition

I still have mine I like this TBT I used to love my gtx 260Quote

02-03-2014, 18:47:34

agent_x007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kong View Post
I would like to see P3's and either a 9700pro, or a Q6600 with a 8800GTX.
U want PIII's ?
U come to right place :E
I will rock Your world My friend
Tualatin Celeron 1300MHz (OC'ed to 1,6GHz+) + 6800GT (with NV5 Silencer - of course) http://i.imgur.com/D9eL3wZ.jpg
PIII Cumine with BX440 chipset in legendary MS-6905 Master Slotket with 9800XT : http://imageshack.us/a/img845/2354/vpy7.png
And here's My fav. (not PIII related) : http://i.imgur.com/WVe9hON.jpg
Impossible is nothing my friends

Anniversary of LGA775 is coming, and I would like to see, a comparison of every LGA775 CPU Core* available for it, in few things :
1) Internet (can it play smoothly YT or... ads on webpage ?)
2) Movies (can it play HD Video without hardware accelerated GPU ?)
3) Games (can, for example, Pentium Extreme Edition 965 beat Core 2 Duo, when GPU needs 4 threads ?)

*CPU Core : ie. Prescott-2M, Cedar Mill, Presler, Gallatin, Wolfdale, Conroe-L, etc.
Don't worry, I ask only for 1 CPU model per core

But LGA771 Xeon in LGA775 motherboard can also be interesting...Quote

03-03-2014, 16:42:21

Red Dragon
Great idea
Brings back so many memories,i instantly saw that 7950gx2 xD
I still have one lying around thats fully working, the drivers were a mess for it back then (i wonder if they ever fixed the crysis water flickering) :P

I was running a q9550 (E0) @4ghz on a Rampage formula (x48, Awesome board to oc with) for agesQuote

03-03-2014, 18:04:16

Geralt
hmm so it seems my hardware was dated. Till last week I was running q9550 on Maximus formula nad 4 GB of RAM with gtx 570 and I thought it was running pretty decent. TBH with my new machine I still kept the gtx 570 . Anyways for you fully watercooled X38 setup:

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/p...t/_DSC0056.jpgQuote

03-03-2014, 19:16:17

alpenwasser
Oh yes, this is totally made for me (well, not literally, but you get my point ).

Great to see Gigabyte's X58 OC board, I've been lusting after that for ages even though
it's a few years old by now. Might still buy one at some point if the stars ever align right. Quote

03-03-2014, 22:24:26

Stoner81
Quote:
Originally Posted by ander01se View Post
Geek nostalgia!

My first upgrade was a Blizzard 68030/68882 40MHz with 32 MB RAM for my old Amiga. O_o;
Holy cow now that is a blast from the past! I had the Typhoon in my A1200 it was an awesome card, not as fast as the Blizzard but it was cheaper

I have an old rig here with a Athlon chip of some description in it with a 8600GT video card, I have also got a 9800GTX+ kicking about somewhere in my box of spares. Still got my x58 build which I have had about 4-5 years now with my trusty 930 in it...

Ah the memories!

Stoner81.Quote

04-03-2014, 00:30:57

Modzy
Tom,

I've got a pair of Magic 3D II 12mb PCI SLI cards (3DFX Voodoo 2's). Would you like me to send you them for a really really old school video around the origins of multi-GPU setups. I'm also a bit of an old school collector of hardware myself and it would be great to have you go right back to when the madness all began. I am more than happy to cover postage both ways (as I would like them returned to my collection) in exchange for a simple shout out for sending them in the video. Give me a PM, I also have some other old collectibles I could send as well if you're interested.

Modzy.

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/...psc2e8e58f.jpgQuote

04-03-2014, 04:49:47

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modzy View Post
Tom,

I've got a pair of Magic 3D II 12mb PCI SLI cards (3DFX Voodoo 2's). Would you like me to send you them for a really really old school video around the origins of multi-GPU setups. I'm also a bit of an old school collector of hardware myself and it would be great to have you go right back to when the madness all began. I am more than happy to cover postage both ways (as I would like them returned to my collection) in exchange for a simple shout out for sending them in the video. Give me a PM, I also have some other old collectibles I could send as well if you're interested.

Modzy.

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/...psc2e8e58f.jpg

Thats pretty cool dude - deffo remind me about this Quote

06-03-2014, 12:40:07

stonecoldmurphy
i been overclocking older hardware for the last year, 19x 478 socket p4's ( almost all cost more in postage), moved onto 775 socket 14 dual cores an celerons so far ( all but 1 cost less than the postage) an 2 weeks ago before you made this vid tom i bought my 2nd an currently waiting for the 3rd gtx 260 to arrive ( average cost for all 3 is 58 quid inc p&p bargin central lol)Quote

06-03-2014, 23:08:01

Osarion
TBT sounds like a fun change of pace from time to time. I remember my sweet 9700 pro that I fried overclocking Quote

07-03-2014, 08:04:48

Squidlorock
Quote:
Originally Posted by nepas View Post
939 FTW.I still have my DFI Lanparty ultra D,but the Opteron 165 that used live in it is dying,would love to get another one of those.Getting 3+ghz on one of those felt soooo good
Nice! That was my first ever rig and never overclocked, it's hard to believe that i used a £30 case with the psu with it (my friends built me it, so i plead not guilty! ) How things have changed! Quote

16-03-2014, 21:16:35

johncook10
i love old hardware good old celeron e1400 i now for same on me for buying a celeronQuote

16-07-2014, 11:54:01

agent_x007
Sorry for digging up "old therad", but I wish Tom had time to do something with this...Quote
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