The Serpent Rider wrote on 2022-08-07, 16:05:
That's only in GLQuake. Forsaken still scales beyond PMMX capabilities.
Yes, for sure. Same for Quake 2, where the Pentium MMX is a bottleneck even when overclocked (although, @ 292 MHz, the PMMX can almost reach 60 FPS in Q2 - again, with a good sound card).
So, yeah, obviously the Pentium MMX 233 will bottleneck the Voodoo 2 more often than not, however I would argue that the reverse is true for the Voodoo 1 (which, more often than not, will bottleneck the PMMX 233).
All in all, when testing Pentium MMX platforms (which I always tend to overclock anyway @ 266 or 292 MHz), I usually go even more overkill by using a Voodoo 3 2000 PCI.
It might sound crazy, however the Voodoo 3 2000 allows you to actually play games like Unreal, GLQuake, Quake 2, etc, at 1024 x 768. And, especially on an overclocked PMMX, these games are incredibly smooth and playable... which to me is just amazing (knowing what shitty framerates & visual quality I had to endure 24 years ago on my PMMX 166).
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