Reply 60 of 113, by Stryker1996
Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2022-06-14, 16:06:
It depends on how you want to play Win9x era games and how you define that period. Personally, I consider Windows games released […]Stryker1996 wrote on 2022-06-14, 15:08:
Well to me I think that going above any 3dfx card would be overkill, it's like with processors, you would rather use a pentium 3 than a core 2 duo.
It depends on how you want to play Win9x era games and how you define that period. Personally, I consider Windows games released from 1996 up to (and including) 2001 as the Win9x era. Other people might have different views.
As to how you want to play these games, some folks like to use a CRT monitor and play at the period correct resolutions e.g. 1024x768 and below. Others prefer to run Win9x games at 1600x1200 with AA and AF fully maxed out at 60+ FPS. In the latter case, you need something like a Radeon X850 to play some of the more demanding 2001 games like Max Payne at those settings. But if you stick to period correct resolutions, and don't mind if a few of the later games drop below 60 FPS, even a Voodoo3 will be enough.
It's similar with the CPU choice. A Pentium 3 Coppermine at 1 GHz will run most Win9x era games very smoothly. But there are a few genuinely CPU demanding titles out there (such as the original Deus Ex) which may struggle to reach 60 FPS on that setup. This is why some people go with a high-end Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 system.
Well I would aim for above 30 fps, I watched an lgr video on the diamond s3 savage 4 pro+ and it has better FPS and the graphics are better, but it runs Max Payne badly