What About Windows NT Benchmarks?
As you've seen, I had to do a lot of runs to collect all these results. The results of the 150 MHz Project on the VIA Apollo Pro 133A using Windows 98 do absolutely correspond to the Windows NT results. After the first runs on BX, I gave up NT benchmarking as the NT chart would only give you some higher numbers, but no different result. I hope you understand that I canceled NT this time.
What Comes Next?
Maybe this little piece will make some of you trying out his/her motherboard to get the system running at 150 MHz. As always, we need to inform you that we are not responsible for any damage or data loss this overclocking may cause to your system. Please be aware of the fact that sometimes it just doesn't work!
Looking at the Quake III results we can really look forward to first systems using DDR SDRAM. As this kind of memory is able to transfer data by using both edges of the clock signal, we will see the memory performance doubling. I expect most bandwidth-intensive games to run at least two speed grades faster. This means that a Pentium III 800/133 using DDR memory could perform at least as fast as a Giga-Pentium at 133 MHz SDR. This will hopefully bring us even more performance for the same amount of money, as DDR memory is not supposed to be significantly more expensive than PC133 SDRAM.
Follow-up by reading the article 'The 150 MHz Project, Part 3 '.