IBM PS/Valuepoint P60/D

YEAR: 1993

INITIAL PRICE: ???

The IBM PS/ValuePoint (or just ValuePoint) personal computer was IBM‘s answer to the PC clone market, where the IBM PS/2 could not compete due to price and proprietary interfaces. Announced in October 1992 and withdrawn in July 1995, it was replaced by the IBM PC Series 300.

These systems used standard ISA-bus architecture, SVGA graphics and IDE hard disks. Later models introduced VESA Local Bus and PCI. Processors range from the 386SLC-25486SX-25486DX-33, and 486DX2-66 to the Pentium 60. The P60/D, features the Intel Pentium 60Mhz CPU that is known as the first ever Pentium CPU model. It was code-named “P5”. Its product code was 80501 (80500 for the earliest steppings Q0399).

I got this machine from a friend of mine from Satu Mare, Romania. I plan to use this machine for retro gaming because I know that if something breaks it can be easily replaced, unlike the MCA PS2 machines where parts and cards are hard to find.

Configuration:
Intel Pentium 60Mhz
32MB EDO RAM
IDE HDD 540 Mb
IDE CD-ROM 8X Speed
FDD 3.5′
ATI Mach32 PCI on MOBO 1 Mb
3COM 3C905 PCI Ethernet NIC

Work in progress….

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