First post, by JayAlien
I have an 'early' Win98 build with the following specs:
Voodoo 3 3000
AMD K6-II 400Mhz
I had initially built this with a Pentium 233 MMX to roughly equate to a PC I had around this time period (only with way more RAM, I had 32-64Mb back in the day), but after finding it slow, I upgraded to the AMD K6-II 400. I still find this PC very slow (I build a few old PCs, this is not a case of 'oh this is slow compared to my modern Win10 PC).
For example, I recall playing a lot of UT99 on my original PC with a Voodoo 3 and K6-II 333, whereas on my modern recreation UT99 is unplayable, very sluggish on lowest settings @640x480.
I have a PCI Geforce 6200 256 I could use, but it's not really in keeping with the time-period.
Any ideas what's going on here? A run of 3dMark99 @800x600 gets me 1548 3DMarks, and 3624 CPU 3DMarks.
Edit: Added motherboard to spec list
DOS: P75nocache, SB16, Adlib, 8MB
DOS: P100, S3 Virge DX, AWE64, MT-32, SC-88, 32MB
98SE: P233MMX, ATi Rage128Pro, AWE64, 128MB
98SE: Athlon3200+, Radeon850pro, Audigy2ZS, 512MB
2K: P4 3.4G, 6800XT, Audigy2, 1GB
XP: i7-975, GTX570, Auzen X-Fi, X58, 3GB