First post, by OSkar000
My fast socket 3 system with Pentium Overdrive 83MHz is getting more or less done and the only thing thats missing now is a good graphics card.
I'm currently running a Cirrus Logic GD5429 VLB with 1mb ram. Its fine for DOS applications but it's a bit limiting when running high resolutions in Windows (NT 3.51, WFW 3.11 and Windows 95).
What I would like is a card thats fast in Windows and that has good DOS compatibility with mid 90s games. It should be able to run Windows in 1600x1200, more then 60hz and at least 256 colors so it needs a quite good ramdac.
I have been looking for different S3 cards, S3 9xx is probably the most attractive cards since most of them comes with 2mb vram as standard.
Whats the difference between S3 924, 928, 964 and 968? I found some information about differences in video decoding but will it make any difference for office applications, CAD and other non-multimedia applications?
Other cards that I have thought about
ET4000/W32 is known for good performance in DOS, but how fast is it in Windows?
Any other Cirrus Logic cards that support 2-4mb vram and runs 1600x1200 in 256 or more colors?
Did Matrox or Number9 make any good VLB-cards?
Most of the hardware in this system doesn't really make any sense, but its a fun system that really pushes Socket 3 a bit to far from what it was intended for 😀