First post, by Swiego
I have a couple of Tsing ET4000AX cards that work fairly well on late 386 to ~PODP5V83 machines. I’ve been wondering if there is any better performance to be had if ISA is my only expansion option. I see high prices for some cards... CL-GD5434, Rage64, etc. but in searching for benchmarks to guide me, most guides (a) suggest that ET4000-class cards represent the max DOS performance available even on far faster systems than I am worrying about but (b) tend to leave out the top CL and ATI options... maybe others too.
I guess my question is simple... for DOS games, in the space from 386 to say ~P133, is there a sizable cluster of ISA video cards that all plateau at a similar performance level such that if you have one you needn’t look for another, or are there a select few that break past the pack and merit their high resale value?