Speaking of K6 processors... I got my GA-5AX and decided to set a system set up with a K6-2 400 that I have and wait for the K6-3+ 400 (which I will overclock at 550-600) and then just swap it.
So, I installed a Voodoo 3 3000 PCI in there, an AWE 64 Gold, 128MB RAM and Win98SE and I've getting some really bad framerates, regardless of resolution and graphical settings. I know the K6-2 is anything but fast, but 38fps on demo1.dm2 with the 3Dnow! patch? Or how about 15 fps on Quake 3 Demo 4?
I even overclocked it to a K6-2 475 and still there was not much of a difference. Initially I thought it was an OpenGL/Glide thing, so I tooyed around with different drivers and Mini GLs, but to no avail, I even swapped the Voodoo 3 with a Matrox Milennium II and a couple of Voodoo 2 cards. Practically the same performance.
Finally, I hooked my MMX 233 running at 250 (2.5x100) and it is actually faster! Quake 3 gives me 20fps at the same settings. Quake 2 gives me about 38.
I've had a Voodoo 1 that wasn't working properly in the past. Some games ran just fine, but others just ran way too slow, nowhere near actual Voodoo 1 levels. Can this happen with CPUs as well? Could this be a "broken" CPU? To tell you the truth, it never really performed well in all the years I've had it, but I never gave it much thought.
This has got to be way too slow, even for the K6-2!
I guess I'll find out when the K6-3+ 400 arrives, but I'd like to know what you guys think!