First post, by iraklis777
good morning to all
i am trying to build a retro pc for dos - win95 gaming
i have a shuttle HOT-661/P V3.0 motherboard combined with a pentium2 400mhz and 128mb of sdram
during the build i made my tests for the best possible graphics card to install, from those i have on my collection at least.
a matrox pci g450 millenium
a geforce 2 ti 64mb agp
an fx 5500 256mb agp
a riva tnt agp 16mb
for the testing method i used 3dmark 99 max at 640x480 and 800x600
after hours of testing i have the following results :
matrox g450 and riva tnt 3300 marks (between them the difference on marks was very close)
fx 5500 2750 marks
geforce 2 ti was giving me artifacts and never complete the test. (card is ok i test her on a p3 933mhz and complete all the test normally even 3dmark 2000 and 2001)
and now i want to ask... why agp perfomance is so poor?
i know that 440bx agp capability is x2 , but against the 33mhz of pci slot there has to be a huge difference
if there were a cpu bottleneck why pci g450 or agp riva tnt does not affect so much?
fx 5500 is far better than the g450
gf2 gine me incobatibility with the socket.
i will procced with matrox but if you have any solution for the other cards it will be perfect!!