First post, by appiah4
I have a Compaq Deskpro EN-SFF (i815, P3-1000, 384MB PC133 RAM) that I am messing around with It has no AGP slots (the AGP is used by onboard TNT2 Pro on some boards, mine lacks it) so I was upgrading it via PCI graphics cards.
First I installed a Matrox G450 PCI, and thought it would handle Quake 3 fine at 800x600 High. It did not, it was a stuttery mess, though it played fine at 1024x768 Normal.
So I thought I would go ahead and upgrade it and dropped in a GeForce 2 MX400 PCI (200/240 clockspeeds). Driver version 43.45. Boy did that not help at all.
800x600 High DEMO001 benchmark: 33,7 fps
1024x768 Normal DEMO001 benchmark: 36,0 fps
3DMark2000 Default Benchmark:2160
What gives? Were my expectations too high or is the PCI bus reall this terrible gimping for cards beyond say the TNT? Or am I experiencing another issue entirely?