Reply 220 of 229, by Sombrero
vinxi2 wrote on 2021-11-13, 13:34:
This could make the ATI 9800 another sweet spot for a dual boot, a fast card for Win9X that can also compensate those features on XP with those drivers, and a good XP card too. Right?
You know you've got a fairly unorthodox Win98 build when you need to boot to WinXP for better Win98 compatibility 🤣
You are making things terribly difficult for yourself. You've already locked yourself out from DOS by not having an ISA slot and with too fast CPU. You've locked yourself out from later WinXP games by having an AGP slot. What you can do well is Win98-early WinXP games up to ~2002 DirectX 8 games depending what resolution you intend to use and how much AA/AF. Since Win98 is your primary target I think you should just find yourself a GeForce4 Ti 4200 or a FX 5600 or something like that and be done with it, you get plenty speed for that purpose and good compatibility.
DOS/Win98SE (1990-1999): Pentium III 650MHz / Voodoo 3 3000 / Sound Blaster Audigy 2 / Orpheus
WinXP (2000-2006): Pentium 4 HT 651 3.4GHz (65W) / 9800 GTX+ / Sound Blaster X-Fi
Win7/10 (2007-2016): Xeon E3-1230 v3 / GTX 1660 Ti / Sound Blaster Z