First post, by Brint
I'm setting up a dual-boot 98/XP era box with slightly newer retro hardware than I'm used to (ASUS A7N266-VM with nForce chipset + Athlon XP 2000).
My question pertains to 5xxx series video cards - my options are (FX5500 256MB), (FX5600XT 128MB), or (FX5700 128MB), all about the same price tbh. What would give the broadest balance of support/performance/DX compatibility from this lot? The FX5700 is the most powerful, but is it my best bet? For late DOS era, entire Win98 era, early-mid XP era roughly. There is already a Voodoo 2 in here for Glide stuff
And driver-wise: I am using 45.23 on my other Win98 rig with a Ti 4200 - works great but I assume with any of the 5xxx cards I'll be on newer ForceWare instead? (9x.xx on the XP partition and 6x.xx on Win98...or something?) I did have a FX5600 when they were brand new, but I don't remember much about it, mists of time and all that.
Thanks in advance! Long time lurker, finally signed up to ask a specific question (hope this was the right area).