First post, by 386SX
I have built this ECS P6BX-A+ (rev 1.2) with latest 5.6 bios, 512MB SDR 100, a Promise TX2300 SATA2 PCI with a 40GB SATA disk, AWE64, a 4 port USB VIA PCI card and I was considering three cpus a Pentium 2 400 and Pentium 3 550 (Coppermine) and Pentium 3 600 (Katmai).
Which video cards are the best for such system without getting into excessive cpu overhead drivers, useless power bus usage?
I was thinking and tried the good old Diamond Stealth Savage 4 16MB, now I'm trying a Matrox G450 (for its great VGA output signal and HD support resolution), but I could use a G400 and others. I didn't want to use the Voodoo cards I collect so I prefer to stay cheaper. I also should have some FX5200/5500 but it really seems too much and useless for such system.
Tried some bench and it looks like the Savage4 are more or less similar to the G450, is it possible or is the cpu already at its limit?