DOS Days

DOS Hardware Index

From here you can delve into the history and technical details of a number of the more common DOS-era PCs, in addition to the huge selection of hardware pages by Manufacturer. In some cases I also have the original manuals and data sheets.

There are also copies of original drivers, apps and utilities that are specific to the manufacturer which are available for you to download.

If you can contribute information, corrections(!), pictures, or software drivers, please get in touch via the Contact Us page! I am always happy to put a credit on the page mentioning folks who provide such things.

Individual Components

Sound Cards

Ad Lib, ATI, Aureal, Avance Logic, Aztech, Covox, Creative, Diamond, Disney, Ensoniq, ESS, ExpertColor, Genoa, [Advanced] Gravis, Guillemot, MediaTrix, MediaVision, Miro, Multiwave, Oak, OPTi, Orchid, Philips, Roland, S3, Terratec, Turtle Beach, Yamaha

FM Synthesis Chips, Codecs and DACs
Wavetable Daughterboards
Software Wavetables / Patchsets

Graphics Cards and Monitors

3dfx, 3Dlabs, Ahead, ATi, Cirrus Logic, Diamond, ELSA, Everex, Genoa, Guillemot, Hercules, Matrox, Number Nine, nVidia, Oak, Octek, Orchid, Paradise, Prisma, S3, STB, Trident, Tseng Labs, Twinhead, Video 7, ViewTOP, Western Digital


A-Trend, Abit, AOpen, ASUS, Biostar, Chaintech, Chicony, DataExpert, DTK, Elitegroup, Epox, FIC, Gigabyte, Iwill, MSI, MTechnologies, Octek, PC Chips, Shuttle, Soltek, Soyo, Supermicro, TMC, Tyan

XT Motherboards
286 Motherboards
386 Motherboards


ALi, Chips & Technologies, Faraday, Headland, Intel, MX, nVidia, OPTi, SARC, SiS, Suntac, Texas Instruments, UMC, ViA, VLSI


8088, 8086, V20/V30, 80286, 80386DX, AMD Am386, 386SX, 80486DX / 486SX / 486 Overdrive / 486DX2 / 486DX4, AMD Am486DX2/4, AMD 5x86, Cyrix 5x86, Pentium (classic), Cyrix 6x86, AMD K5, Pentium MMX, Cyrix 6x86MX/MII, Pentium Pro / Pentium II, AMD K6/K6-2

Math Co-processors
486-era Benchmarks
Socket 7 CPU Benchmarks
Socket 7 and Super Socket 7

Other Expansion Cards

AST, Intel

Peripherals (Joysticks, Game Pads, Throttles, Pedals, Steering Wheels, etc.)

[Advanced] Gravis, CH Products, Logitech, Microsoft, Thrustmaster


American Megatrends, Award Software, Micronics, Phoenix

IBM Personal Computers

IBM PC (Model 5150)
IBM PC/XT (Model 5160)
IBM PC/XT-286 (Model 5162)
IBM PC/AT (Model 5170)
IBM PS/2 Model 30
IBM PS/2 Model 25
IBM PS/2 Model 50


Amstrad PC1512 and PC1640
Compaq Portables/Notebooks (Portable, SLT, LTE, etc.)
Epson Equity
Olivetti M24
Sanyo MBC-55x series
Tandy 1000 series
Zenith eaZy PC