First post, by Nemo1985
Hello there, I spent some time testing my collection of pci cards on ms-dos 7.1 with the phil's benchmark pack.
Initially I was using a P3-650 mhz with a MSI BX MASTER mb but I started to get issues with some cards, avance logic card was freezing during some benchmarks, the ET4000\w32p refused to boot (both my et4000 cards) and I noticed some screen corruption using some cards. I had to switch back to a ss7 machine, I used a K6-3+ @ 550 mhz with the Aopen X59 pro.
Every card has been tested with the maximum memory installed.
Still I had some quirks, but I suppose it was because of the cards, the purple color on there shows that the benchmark was able to run but with issues.
Sis 6202 had troubles running benchmarks at 640 with 2mb of memory, banding and screen corruption, it doesn't happen when 1mb is installed and try different chips didn't change the result.
I did a topic before about matrox cards but then deleted since noone was interested, it seems the one with older bioses has less compatibility issue on msdos, the Mystique with bios version 1.2 gives a bit higher results and works on Chris 3D 640, while it doesn't if updated to bios version 1.8, unlucky I haven't been able to find any other bios release.
Trident 3DImàge 9750 other than the bad performance it has screen corruption on PC Player 640 on the higher and lower border.
On the other hands I have been impressed with Permedia 2 performances, despite being an opengl\winnt card it was very good on dos. The ET6000 is great too.
I was wondering if anyone know the difference between ET6000 and ET6100.