miro Crystal 10SD

This oddball has a PCI-connector but uses the S3 86C805-P chip which has an ISA interface. The chip is connected to the PCI bus using a LA2158 bridge! Who thought that was a good idea?

Nevertheless this is in interesting card in the benchmarks. I don't have a true ISA or VLB 86C805-P-based card so I can't do direct comparisons. But considering the success of the Tseng Labs ET4000 (see the Diamond SpeedSTAR 24 for instance) this bridged miroCRYSTAL 10SD isn't so bad after all. It's nowhere compared to the newer chips but it's clearly visible that the PCI-bus is able to give the old ISA-chip a huge boost. Actually, the text-based and VGA-based applications aren't so bad but when SVGA kicks in it's a different story.

And did you look at the Syschk benchmark? The benchmark pushes some ASCII text around and does did job extremely fast. Especially considering it's an ISA chip underneath.

Specifications
Chipset
PCB date
9423
Chip date
9404
RAM
1MB 70ns (?)
Interface
Condition
Card only
TV functions?
No
Engineering sample?
No
RAMDAC
S3 86708-L
Board revision
A

Benchmarks
GFX Doom score
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
71.67
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
70.19
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
69.02
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
67.96
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
67.77
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
67.53
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
67.04
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
66.98
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
66.68
Stealth 64 PCI 2MB PCI(P100)
66.27
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
66.27
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
65.74
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
63.24
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
61.27
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
59.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
53.81
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
45.87
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
45.02
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
44.95
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
32.06
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
32.06
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
31.26
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
29.86
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
27.10
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
27.10
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
23.34
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
18.76
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
16.17
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
15.90
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
15.90
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
15.80
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
15.55
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
15.20
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
11.80
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
11.70
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.87
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.83
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
10.70
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.34
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.30
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
10.02
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
6.27
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.69
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.36
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
4.18
GFX Quake score
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
28.50
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
28.40
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
28.20
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
28.20
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
28.10
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
27.70
Stealth 64 PCI 2MB PCI(P100)
27.60
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
27.50
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
27.50
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
27.50
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
27.40
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
26.70
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
26.00
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
24.20
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
22.60
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
22.50
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
22.50
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
22.50
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
21.60
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
21.20
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
21.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
21.00
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
20.30
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
18.30
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
18.20
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
18.00
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
16.50
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
16.00
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
12.20
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
10.80
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
9.70
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
9.70
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
9.30
GFX SVGABench score
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
26.70
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
25.60
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
25.60
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
25.50
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
25.00
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
24.60
Stealth 64 PCI 2MB PCI(P100)
24.50
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
24.20
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
23.80
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
23.80
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
21.60
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
21.60
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
21.20
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
18.60
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
13.80
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
10.60
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
10.60
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
9.10
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
9.10
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
6.80
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3.40
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3.40
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3.20
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3.10
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
2.10
GFX SysChk score
Stealth 64 PCI 2MB PCI(P100)
82471.00
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
82028.00
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
82028.00
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
82028.00
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
79527.00
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
79045.00
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
76720.00
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
74505.00
TGUI 9420DGi 1MB PCI(P100)
74105.00
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
72447.00
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
71662.00
Horizon 64 1MB PCI(P100)
68296.00
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
67929.00
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
64248.00
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
61275.00
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
59554.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
58280.00
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
56706.00
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
55264.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
43913.00
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
43187.00
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
42483.00
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
42483.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
42345.00
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
41669.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
41669.00
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
40254.00
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
39143.00
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
38522.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(P100)
37695.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
37052.00
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
33197.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
28601.00
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
25573.00
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
25523.00
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
24748.00
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
22409.00
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
19040.00
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
18369.00
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
17625.00
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
14821.00
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
14821.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
12849.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
11593.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
10310.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
9316.00
GFX Vidspeed "L" score
Viper V330 4MB PCI(P100)
33300.00
Bali 32 1MB PCI(P100)
33165.00
Stealth 64 2001 1MB PCI(P100)
26684.00
Stealth SE 1MB PCI(P100)
26640.00
Crystal 20SD 1MB PCI(P100)
26298.00
Mystique 220/4MB 4MB PCI(P100)
26089.00
ViRGE DX 1MB PCI(P100)
25801.00
Stealth 64 PCI 2MB PCI(P100)
20713.00
Stealth 64 PCI 1MB PCI(P100)
20428.00
Crystal 10SD 1MB PCI(P100)
16701.00
3D Rage II+ DVD 4MB PCI(P100)
14921.00
V7 -VEGA 1MB PCI(P100)
14854.00
Pipeline PCI BY 8 2MB PCI(P100)
14854.00
Mach 32 1MB PCI(P100)
13054.00
8540 1MB PCI(P100)
10082.00
Winner 1000PRO 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
5563.00
GW201A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
5561.00
Edge 3D 3240 2MB PCI(P100)
4499.00
Edge 3D 2120 2MB PCI(P100)
4337.00
Datapath DGC41C 2MB PCI(P100)
4047.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(P100)
3788.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
3788.00
CL-GD5428 80QC-A 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3774.00
1H10AD -VLB 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3774.00
CL-GD5424 -80QC-C 1MB VLB(DX2/66)
3758.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(P100)
3048.00
SuperVGA ET4000 1MB ISA(P100)
3048.00
ET4000AX 1MB ISA(P100)
3048.00
Imagine 128 1MB PCI(P100)
2727.00
TVGA 8900CL-C 512KB ISA(P100)
2348.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(P100)
2091.00
TVGA 8900C 1MB ISA(P100)
2067.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(P100)
2016.00
Stealth II S220 4MB PCI(P100)
1905.00
GC208 512KB ISA(P100)
1797.00
SpeedSTAR 24 1MB ISA(DX2/66)
1128.00
PVGA1A JK 8b 256KB ISA(P100)
999.00
Impression Plus/P4/HP 2MB PCI(P100)
864.00
AVGA 20 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
856.00
OTI 037C 256KB ISA(P100)
731.00
OTI 037C 512KB ISA(P100)
730.00
OTI 067 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
719.00
PVGA1A JK 16b 512KB ISA(DX2/66)
705.00
ET3000AX 256KB ISA(P100)
667.00
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