First post, by bloodem
I was watching Phil's video, where he benchmarks the K6-2+ 550 MHz, and I realized that my numbers are extremely low, compared to his.
Tested with Voodoo 3 / GeForce 4 Ti 4200 and my results are (at most):
GLQuake timedemo: 82 FPS
Quake 2 timedemo: 44 FPS!! (in Phil's video even the normal K6-2 500 is faster!)
Expendable timedemo: 17 FPS average
3DMark 2000: 1800 points
My motherboard is an Azza PT-5VMD - VIA MVP3 chipset (with the latest BIOS update, which officially supports the K6-2+/K6-3+ CPUs).
The current config:
1. all CPU cache levels activated in BIOS (obviously)
2. RAM is running at 100 Mhz with CAS latency 2 (tested turbo mode BIOS option also, but it's more or less identical to normal mode).
2. Fresh Windows 98 SE install, with Via 4 in 1 chipset drivers (tested versions 4.35, 4.29, 4.25a, without noticeable performance difference) + DirectX 7.0a (also tested 8.1, but as expected performance is ~ identical).
4. Tested multiple Nvidia drivers, including 45.23 driver / for the Voodoo 3 I used the last official driver: 1.07.00
5. Tested with / without ISA soundcard, while doing a fresh install after removing it - no major difference.
6. When checking DXDiag, everything looks good, AGP is active with AGP texturing enabled (for the nvidia card).
I should mention that other than the apparently bad performance, I have no other issues, even when using the GeForce 4Ti 4200 I'm not plagued by the usual AGP problems that come with the SS7 boards, the system is rock solid, 100% stable.
So... am I missing something? Anybody got any clues as to what might be happening, what I could try next?
2 x PGA132 / 5 x Socket 3 / 9 x Socket 7 / 12 x SS7 / 1 x Socket 8 / 14 x Slot 1 / 5 x Slot A
5 x Socket 370 / 8 x Socket A / 2 x Socket 478 / 2 x Socket 754 / 3 x Socket 939 / 7 x LGA775 / 1 x LGA1155
Current rig: Ryzen 5 3600X
Backup rig: Core i7 7700k