swaaye wrote on 2023-05-04, 03:50:
The thought is depressing though. Super 7 was crap. I had a VA 503 decades ago. I still have a ASUS P5A stored away but haven't used it in like 10 years. Slot A isn't all that much better.
psybyrd wrote on 2023-05-04, 17:33:
From my testing, anything nVidia and MVP3 = problems unless using the PCI versions with self reliant VRM. Even if you make the AGP version seem stable, other things happen like distorted sound etc. The VIA latency patch is no help. With 3Dfx cards, the Banshee will definitely put less stress on the AGP port. I would go with that or a Voodoo3 PCI. Outside of benchmarking, the Geforce cards are less compatible in certain games and some will become totally broken like Nascar Revolution.
ugh... you´re killing me guys, I have to justify the money I spent on this all-mighty-agp-ss7-board without forking even more money on a Banshee/Voodoo 🤣
But hey, jokes aside, thanks for the feedback. Hearing from those who've been here before is what I wanted when I posted my questions.
(BTW: What I've read said both V3 and Banshee draw 15w.)
I'm kinda making my mind by now.... I won't play _that_ many games really (lack of time) so I am leaning for this: Give it a shot a my GF2 MX400 and that Savage4 I mentioned. If that goes very bad I'll reasess my options: Accept the lost battle, Insist with some other cheap alternative, stash the board in the hopes of eventually getting a Banshee ...
I don't know how, but untill a couple of years ago I didn't even know socket 7 boards with AGP ever existed, so I really wanted to build one, even with all of it's quirks. I guess it's also true that I have more fun putting systems together than using them....