much ya bench? - The P!!! 500E
Coppermine @ 750MHz.
recently got in a new sweet little
Pentium!!! 500E Coppermine
from our good buds at OutsideLoop
Computers. By the
way, in case you haven't heard, they
heard many VERY encouraging stories on
the net these days about the ability of
the 500E and 550E to overclock EXTREMELY
well. We decided it would be great
to see what kind of performance gains
could be had with the 500E on an i820
motherboard with RAMBUS and the
works. Here's how things went...
also set us up with a sweet new Slotket
card from MSI,
the MS-6905 Master. You guessed
it, this little honey supports
Coppermine CPUs. Here is a pic. of
the two them ready to rumble!
for the full monty)
they just darling together? Who
would have thought such kick ass
performance would come in such a small
package. I can't say enough about
how well this converter card from MSI
works. It has everything you need
including voltage tweaking
capabilities. Great work MSI!
can see, the heatsink and fan aren't on
the assembly in this picture. The
good news is, the retail stock heatsink
and fan combo that Intel puts out with
this CPU, is pretty darn good and all we
needed to get the job done. We
then installed this fantastic combo on a
GA-6CX Motherboard with the i820 chipset
and 128MB of RAMBUS DRAM.
the dip switches on the motherboard to
150MHz. FSB, proceeded to boot up
Windows98SE and BAM! Just like
that silly freak Chef dude on
television, we were cookin'! HotHardware
style of course and damn spicy!
GOOD! Can you say default voltage????
Oh yeah baby, this this little home biscuit was
rock solid at 1.6 volts/750MHz. I ran an
hour long Q3 Demo Loop at 1024X768/32 bit with out
even a hiccup!
will you look at this? I never even noticed
this on the first pass with the GA-6CX
review. This board has AGP4X enabled by
here is the proof in the pudding....
too shabby eh? These are the best darn
scores I have ever seen from an Intel CPU and
System Memory. On the other hand, what the
heck do I know?
the way, I decided it would be nice to see some
Quake3 Benchmarks on this rig, with an overclocked
GeForce DDR card! ;-)
am becoming less and less impressed with the
performance of the i820 chipset and RAMBUS
combination. Perhaps it is a driver/GART
issue or whatever. Either way the BX chipset
and good ol' PC133 SDRAM still rule.
out the same benchmark on an Abit BE6 with 128MB
of PC133 RAM!
I would save my money on the RAMBUS right now
until things mature a little.
I want to pose a challenge here folks! ;-)
I want to see some of you folks send
me in some Sandra
Benchmarks with a 750MHZ. processor of any
sort, Intel, AMD, whatever... Take snaps
of your results in JPEG format and send them
in. We'll post the results here for the top
score and I might even throw in a little "gimme"
for your troubles. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE AT
LEAST THE MAIN CPU AND MEMORY BENCHMARKS.
The Multimedia numbers are optional.
how much ya bench??? HMMMM???
find out this way!