Dothan Burger wrote on 2023-07-06, 16:31:
Modded inf 81.98 driver:
All games tested with 3d accelerated render path.
I wonder if reinstalling windows with just Dx7 would help. I remember reading here that dx8.1 started to break things.
You'd be doing, at least to me, a huge favor if you test same things with say Q FX 1300 and then with PCX5750, exactly the same games and driver versions, ofc Quadro drivers on Quadros and GF drivers on GFs.
That way we can get a better bearing on what works and doesn't in a FX Quadro vs GeForce fight, though it's worth mentioning that this is also a PCIE GPU fight, AGP FX Quadros vs GFs might even be another story.
Basically you'd do "one half" of these comparisons, the PCIE one.
Actually, there is a bonus part, the "what if I fake Quadros into FXs with RivaTuner and put FX/PCX drivers (or vice versa)", you'd never know if your FX 1300 might behave better if it's faked as say AGP FX 5800/5900, or even PCIE PCX 5750 which you have.
Only then would I plop in that FX 3000 since it's AGP to see what happens, same games and drivers (and the bonus part can apply here too).
That would leave the last 1/4, the AGP FX GFs under same drivers and games.
Interesting stuff all in all!
I've also heard that W98 gets unstable with DX8/9 when installed, so maybe a DX7 W98 only?
Though knowing if DX8/9 installed breaks stuff is important too, as FX series is also good for DX8, which is somewhat of a transitional DX version between W98 (or WinME) and XP (or Win2000).