First post, by retep_110
Hi there. Me again with another question. Like mentioned in my other thread I will be the future owner of socket 370 P3 800mhz pc in june and I want to turn this rig into gaming machine to enjoy games from 1997 to 1999 in a good quality.
I am willing to pay or Premium let's better say that I have to do that to make dreams for 3dfx vodoo system a reality.
I either want to get A Voodoo. 2 sli system with 8mb ram vodoo 2 (12 mb cards would be ok as well of course but they seem even more expensive so 8mb is the more realistic option) and a good direct 3d card. For that set up I would chose one of the Geforce 2 cards like recommended in my other thread already.
Plan b would be to get one of the Voodoo. 3 cards agp cards. The V3 2000 would be the most realistic option due to the cost factor. I am lucky and get a 3000 or even 3500 at a good price I would take them too of course.
Which of these 2 variants would offer the most most flexibility for gaming applications?
What do I mean with most flexibility? I am looking for system that offers a very good compability for every glide game but i also want to play Direct 3d games in a good quality.
I have read a bit about the topic already an in my noob opion it seems that V2 variant would be the most flexible. A v2 sli system could play glide games in good quality and ver high res for that time (1024-768) and the geforce 2 would be the perfect partner for direct 3d games that look better in 32 bit than in 16 bit color deepth.
The Voodoo. 3 is also very good card and for some games the lack of 32 bit color seems not to matter much so I do not want to downplay the V3 card at all.
I just want to turn my p3 system into very high quality gaming system so I am looking for the best way to enjoy the games within the time frame I am interested.
What are your thoughts on that matter?