Sly_Botts wrote on 2023-06-06, 22:00:
I think compatibility is the best thing to consider here. You can buy fast AGP cards that will work but you could be wasting your money as they wouldn't be fully utilized. As others have said the Geforce 4 MX 440 is a great card for a P2-P3 system because they are still fairly cheap and they will run just as good, if not better than cards from the era. In a perfect world I would go with a TNT2 or Voodoo 3 but the Voodoo cards are pretty much out of the question these days. A good Geforce 2 card will do you good as well but even those are getting pricy. I would say the Geforce 4 MX 440 is the best choice. An ATI radeon 9600 XT would be a good choice too but I think probably too powerful for the system. Its more of a x4 AGP card and may not work in a 3.3v AGP mobo. I know the MX440 works though.
Thanks for your reply. Have to agree that getting a Voodoo 3 card would be a perfect match for a late 90s system. Unfortunately, the Voodoo 3 is too expensive to seriously consider it for a first build. I am already grateful that I got a complete p 2 400 system with the TNT 2. The only component missing is the sound card.
I also think that the TNT 2 would be good card from 97 to 99 and it might even have a fighting chance for some early 2000 games. I am still curious to try the max setting out and getting a video card from the Hardware t&l area might help out the cpu a lot.
When looking around on youtube I found out that I am not the only person interested in such stuff. I even saw people using p2 with a geforce fx card to play around with some games. Half-Life looked rather good with that configuration. Had never dreamed of going that far.
@Joseph_Joestar Thanks for your reply. You are totally right I should worded my question in a different way.
Asking for the optimal graphics for that board sounds way better.
I do not know the exact number of the mainboard. I won't know it before Monday when the rig arrives but in case the mb supports a p3 cpu I have also considered getting a higher clocked pentium 3.
If I have read the cpu list correctly some asus p2boards support up to 800mhz??? I am not sure though and need to double-check.