First post, by Robin4
Iam considering to replace a Intel Pentium 233MMX build with an Intel Pentium II one, this because of the back in the day system requirements for games. Knowing that a Pentium 166MMX was the sweet spot back then. But a Pentium 233MMX processor was not the right one to take, because a lot of pentium games where running fine on slower pentium systems like the 166 / 200mhz ones and the 233mhz version really didnt have any benefit for later earlier Pentium II games.
I dont want to do anything to do with AMD K6 2+ yet.. For me a Pentium II system is a lot easier to set up / to build.
Iam also going to make a earlier pentium classic system, probably with 133 of 150 mhz (could to 166 as well) Havent really decided yet.
The system after this classic pentium iam going to use would be a Intel Pentium III 550Mhz (at this point thinking to install a little bit faster processor in it. 600 / 650 / 700 or so.
After this Pentium III system i also have an athlon XP 2400+ build which i wanted to use for anything from 2000 till 2003.
My question is. What system speed *which processor* should be a nice fill in for that pentium II system i want to build that could replace a 233 system.
second question: which games from that time period 1998 - 1999 would require more processor speed then what a Pentium 233 couldnt deliver.
Why i want to go with a Pentium II is, because i could pair it with an Riva TNT 2 graphics card, which where much better, then the older cards from the later pentium 233 area.
BTW my Pentium III uses an Geforce 3 TI500. (never liked the Geforce 256. For me the Geforce 2 was a way beter then the geforce 256 series. Why iam using a Geforce 3 in the build is because of the speed.
Its not very easy to find an Geforce 2 Ultra or so.
~ At least it can do black and white~