First post, by Sephiroth, The Great
I would like to use Windows 98SE or ME with GeForce GPU on AGP + Voodoo on PCI.
For GeForce AGP I would like it to be FX 59x0 or 6800 (any I could find).
For Voodoo PCI I dont't care I just want Voodoo on PCI. It can be any Voodoo. It could be standalone (2D+3D) GPU Voodoo 3/4/5 or 3D accelerator Voodoo 1/2.
But I would like very much to be able to choose the hardware (Voodoo or GeForce) to render the 3D game (for each and every game). A lot of games have config menus to choose this. But I would like also to be able to do this for games which don't provide this config menus. Is that possible and how? I read some topics that suggest strongly it is possible (something about PowerStrip or 3DCC - 3D Control Center if there is no other options).
Also which configuration would be better for this: GeForce + Voodoo 3/4/5 (GPU) or GeForce + Voodoo 1/2 (3D accelerator). I read somewhere here suggesting that the latter is better for what I want because the Voodoo in the case is the 3D accelerator not GPU and it somehow makes the thing I want easier. Is that true and why?
I also wonder how would it look cable configuration wise if I would and up with GeForce + Voodoo 2 SLI for example? Both connected together with SLI, Voodoo connected with GeForce. And then Voodoo and GeForce both to monitor or only 1 of them and passes the signal also from the other one?
Also I wonder which GeForce is better here: FX 59x0 or 6800. I know that FX 59x0 has better compatibility with older drivers and games but is a lot less powerful. In this case compatibility is not a problem because Voodoo will take care of older titles. In this case power seems more important because this is pretty extremely powerful Windows 98SE/ME PC with 775Dual-VSTA and Core 2 Duo (3.06 GHz) so I would like to use that power with some high resolution, high refresh rates, anti-aliasing and filtering and I see no reason to go for FX 59x0 over 6800 in this case. Compatibility loss with older titles would be compensated by Voodoo. Would do you guys think about GeForce decision in this case?