Like leaksters say Radeon 6950XT refresh will bring new 18Gbbs memory sub-system and 8-10% to performance . I’ve decided not to involve myself into GPU race and stick with plain 6900XT. It is a performance banger under Windows 7 environment. Imagery by spacedrone808
¶ PREFACE NOTE Finally i have won the battle with my laziness and forced myself to complete this so looooooooongish project. Enjoy! PS: 3DMark 03, 3DMark 05, 3DMark 06, 3DMark Vantage , 3DMark 2011 and 3DMark 2021 are not marked by ▒ sign, showing the fact that these programs lost the soul of demoscene and just providing comparison numbers, nothing else. █ COMPUTER CONFIGURATIONS CPUs: Threadripper 1 1950X / Ryzen 9 5950X / Ryzen 3 3100 GPUs: Radeon VII 16Gb / Radeon 6900XT 16Gb GFX SETTINGS: 2560x1600 32Bit color [where possible], ULTRA+ settings, Anti-aliasing is turned OFF COMPUTER TESTBEDS:  ► Threadripper 1950X / Asrock Taichi X399M / 64Gb DDR4 2667@2800Mhz / Radeon VII 16Gb  ► Threadripper 1950X / Asrock Taichi X399M / 64Gb DDR4 2667@2800Mhz / Radeon 6900XT 16Gb  ► Ryzen 3 3100 @3.
Finally, I’ve managed to finish my retro DOS/Windows 98 build machine based on powerul Athlon. By finish i mean assemble parts on the table without any case. Why no case? Answer is simple: i’m lazy. And it is more convenient to me to keep it as open testbed for weirdo experiments of my own. Collecting items took almost four months to accomplish this project. Puter consists of multitude parts, which were acquired around the globe.
▒ SOME PREFACE WORDS …. Is it really possible? Read on to find out. Windows 200 is known for very fast performance, even compared to Windows XP and famous for absence of preinstalled bloatware. However, lack of drivers and software cripple system a bit. I was curious about ability to use this old operating system in 2022, maybe not as daily driver, but as a backup machine for secondary tasks.
Basic performance comparison. No conclusions - make your own. Testbed systems: Threadripper 1950X + Radeon VII / Ryzen 9 5950X + Radeon 6900XT OS: Windows 7 SP2+ ESU ENG Benchmark tool: AIDA64 v6.32.5600 / 6.33.5700 THREADRIPPER 1950X + RADEON VII THREADRIPPER 1950X + RADEON 6900XT RYZEN 9 5950X STOCK + 6900XT RYZEN 9 5950X OC + 6900XT Imagery by spacedrone808