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Watch video: Bigeye #23: Passive Matrix Laptop
June 14, 2020 - Playing Quake on a passive matrix display is the worst idea ever.

Watch video: Welcome Back to 1998
November 07, 2015 - I found a Video8 tape in the oven a few nights ago. It dates back to 1998, and appears to feature the very same WinBook XL laptop I have in possession now. I only guess it's the same one because this tape is loaded with nightmares.

Watch video: Spiritually Connected October '98 Promo
November 05, 2015 (CC) - The greatest sitcom of ALL TIME makes its worldwide premiere on January 7, 1999 exclusively on The Microsoft Network! Sitcom music by Jonathan Reeves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbwYQ2QZZrs

Watch video: Bigeye #22: Pentium Overdrive
June 14, 2020 - For the Episode 4 maps, I started doing voice commentary and had some people watch as it happened.

Watch video: Bigeye #21: Some Pentium 4 machine
June 13, 2020 - Well, it runs fast... but at what cost? Something went horribly wrong along the way in CPU development. Rather than taking their time adding further refinements to the efficient Pentium III design, Intel put marketing big and simple numbers above all else.

Watch video: Bigeye #20: A Crippled Voodoo5
June 13, 2020 - If you really want a configuration that nobody would even consider in a practical setup, try putting a Voodoo5 in a system with a 75MHz Pentium. It's gotta be the PCI variant, too, because Socket 7 systems with AGP often will not run at a 50MHz FSB.

Watch video: Bigeye #0: Embrace Modernity?
October 11, 2020 - Come back to reality... not the reality of 1996, but the reality of NOW. Any struggles to run Quake above 60 FPS basically became nonexistent even for a budget system from 2002. The struggle eventually became something more like... can Quake run without bugging out?

Watch video: Bigeye #19: The Fastest AT Computer
June 13, 2020 - Okay, so this might not truly be the fastest AT computer ever, but it's definitely up there. I could install a 1.4GHz Pentium III here, but that would require overclocking the 440BX's FSB to 133MHz, which I have not had good luck doing.

Watch video: Bigeye #18: 533MHz Mendocino Celeron
June 13, 2020 - A GeForce is in place here, so why is software rendering being used? Just hang in there, I'll get to the part where I show this card's 3D capabilities. For now, I want to focus on the CPU being used here.

Watch video: Bigeye #17: 315MHz Pentium MMX
June 13, 2020 - If the 315MHz clock doesn't sound impressive enough, know that this is no ordinary Pentium MMX. It is an unusual sample that's able to sustain this speed without objection at 2.9V - only 0.1V higher than the stock voltage!

Watch video: Bigeye #16: 233MHz 1MB Pentium Pro
June 13, 2020 - The CPU used here is not as prone to being scrapped by the wrong hands due to its blacktop design as opposed to the heavy gold top incarnations, but it is also harder to find because it was really only made for the highest end servers of 1997.

Watch video: Labor Day Greeting Card
September 03, 2018 - Creating a greeting card for Labor Day occasion.

Watch video: Bigeye #15: Am5x86 and 3D Acceleration
June 13, 2020 - Yes, even 486 loyalists can make use of teh Voodoo2 with a PCI board handy! Given how badly the 486 is crippled by Quake, this thing does a damn fine job giving it the extra frame rate it sorely needs to become playable.

Watch video: Bigeye #14: Tualatin + Voodoo5
May 30, 2020 - 3dfx was poised to bring out further innovations to the 3D gaming market, but executive mismanagement prevented its full potential from being seen, and the company went bankrupt well after its VSA-100 models were released.

Watch video: Bigeye #13: Athlon + Voodoo3
May 30, 2020 - While this computer doesn't have the exact same specs it did back then, I can tell you this thing held out a long time, back when my family used it every day from 2000 to 2005. Even when it was bogged down by a lot of things in its later years, it was still usable.

Watch video: Bigeye #12: Quake on Windows NT!
May 30, 2020 - Who said Windows NT isn't suited for gaming? This often overlooked operating system is a real powerhouse, super robust and fun to use. It's doesn't quite have all the perks of Windows 95, but it's ideal if you're not concerned about running a lot of games.

Watch video: Bigeye #11: ATI Rage 128
May 30, 2020 - The ATI Rage 128 is a pretty good 3D card, but doesn't it seem like it should be a little less choppy? There's a number of things holding it back here.

Watch video: Bigeye #10: 3dfx Voodoo2 SLI
May 30, 2020 - ...but did you really need the AGP bus for super fast 3D acceleration? Perhaps other PCI-based 3D accelerators were just inefficient, for the Voodoo2 is able to deliver 3D acceleration on the dated PCI bus, even outclassing many AGP cards of the time!

Watch video: Bigeye #9: nVidia RIVA 128
May 29, 2020 - Look what we have here, one of the first AGP video cards! This thing came in a small form factor, yet delivered competent 3D acceleration, especially with the help of a dedicated graphics bus first seen in Intel's 440LX chipset.

Watch video: Bigeye #8: Am5x86 - the 133MHz 486
May 29, 2020 - If you've gone back to watch my videos from 2014, you might know about this gem... essentially, the Am5x86 is a 486 CPU which runs at twice the speed of a DX2. It compares itself against a 75MHz Pentium in integer operations.

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