First post, by songoffall
A friend from a TV production company recently invited me to their storage room and asked me if there was anything in their old stuff I needed. I decided to take some lighter stuff this time - a bunch of 3.5 floppy drives, you can never have too many of those, DDR1 DIMMs, but mostly PCI and AGP graphics cards. The room was pretty dark and the cards were thoroughly caked with dust, so I was able to identify them only after I got them cleaned at home.
Here's a list of what I got, nothing too special, but good additions to my collection nevertheless:
Union S3 ViRGE/DX 4MB PCI
Flagpoint CVXA-30A (S3 ViRGE/GX2 4MB) PCI
2x Radeon 9200 SE 128MB AGP, victims of the capacitor plague
Matrox Millenium II 4MB PCI (went straight into my Compaq Deskpro 2000)
Matrox G550 32MB AGP
GeForce2 MX200 64MB AGP
And boy, 5x NVIDIA TNT2 M64 32MB AGP cards.
Also a couple of PCI IDE cards (Promise Ultra100), some SCSI cards and an ISA sound card (Crystal CS4235, the one with broken FM synth).
I know TNT2 M64 used to be very popular with OEMs - even the computers at my university had them. But I personally never owned one up to now - I went from a 486DX4 straight to P4 1.8 with a GeForce2 MX200. I guess it's a cut-down TNT2, comparable to the original Riva TNT.
I would like to do a build with it. I wonder which CPU would be a good match. And which games would run best on it. Any experience with TNT2 M64 you might want to share?
Compaq Deskpro 2000/P2 300MHz/384Mb SDRAM/ESS ES1868F/Aureal Vortex 2
Asus A7N8X-VM400/AMD Athlon XP 2ooo+/512Mb DDR DRAM/GeForce 4 MX440/Creative Audigy 2
Asus P5Q Pro/Core2 Quad Q9400/2Gb DDR2/GeForce 8800GT/Creative X-Fi