When old meets new: GTX460 performance scaling

Do not let the title of the news article fool you. This is not about regular performance scaling; this is about OLD HW performance scaling. To make a long story short, Belarussian overclocker Max1024 decided it was time for him to find out which CPU would be best to support the massive power of the newly bought GTX 460: Pentium MMX or AMD K6/2+.

Turns out none of them are.

Nevertheless, this guy has jumped from the list 'unknown overclockers' to the list of 'awesome overclockers I want to shake hands with one day'. I am not shy of a little bit of mixing between old-skool and new-gen, for example running 3-Way SLI on an old nForce 5 mainboard, but this is even more extreme. Triple Thumbs Up!

I certainly was interesting to see how many FPS Crysis will show on such a system, but I am afraid the result will be predictable. But it's not the case, and in ancient architecture, CPU and supported by their instructions. Both test the processor does not support SSE and SSE2 instructions and therefore run the latest 3D games and tests virtually impossible. 3Dmark2005 requires support for SSE, 2006 is SSE2. I tried to run the demo Dirt2, Stalker COP, Heaven Benchmark, but the result is missing or the application is closed or wrote about the need to support the necessary instructions by the CPU. I still have Pentium-2 platform, but SSE has appeared in the Pentium-3, and would probably be interesting to see the result with P-III 1000Mhz.


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Belgium Massman says:

* initiating Ebay search for PCI-to-PCIe adapter *

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Heh, he finally got it to work stable. It's about time :D

Austria Turrican says:

hehe, remindes me of playing f.e.a.r on k6-2 with gf4 ti4600 a few years ago :D
the 01 seem to be very slow due pci limting? i had over 3.5k with gf4 and k6-2

Dreadlockyx says:

It's like playing NES games on 480. :D

Christian Ney says:

Wow I didn't know that such adapter existing. Time to find one and do my own tests.

-hu.... It's to late ;)

-damn, nevermind it's going to improve my PCMark04 scores :D

TiN says:

its fake
no way to get PCI-E on that platform.

[SIZE="1"]Okay, there is a way, but i needs whole bunch of XXK$ hardware and totally useless[/SIZE]

Belgium Massman says:


TiN says:

Try it, yeah :D I had 6 of similar stuff :D

Belgium jmke says:


image size fixed ;p

Belgium Gamer says:

I guess at that size, it will not fit on any motherboard :)

Christian Ney says:

Can I give a warning to jmke for his post ?

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

its fake
no way to get PCI-E on that platform.
I don't think so :)
The problem is the PCI version.

TiN says:

Antinomy So proof link of working PCI-E GFX in PCI slot (any version) via any cheapo (less than 1K$) adapter? No? Neeext... )

Belarus max1024 says:

[TiN] It's possible http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=9606147 As run even 480GTX on Intel 486DX, the problem is with drivers & software.

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