Retro PC gaming is getting smaller and smaller thanks to industrial system-on-boards. In this instance, RetroGameCouch has built up a kick ass little AMD 5X86 retro machine using a MSC242 ISA board. The board is mounted to a small ISA backplane along with a Sound Blaster Pro CT1600 sound card, and a Trident TVGA9000C video card. Unfortunately, there aren’t exactly a lot of SFF cases for such builds, so RetroGameCouch just built one out of Legos.
The AMD 5X86, better known as the X5, is a processor designed for 486 Socket 3 boards. It’s not particularly common in mainstream retro circles, but can run roughly at the same performance level as an Intel Pentium 75.
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