Finally got around to test my Pentium MMX 200 out and was absolutely floored when I saw how poor the performance of Doom 2 was. With only a graphics card installed on a new 6.22, no other software, no TSR's, no mouse, no sound, nothing other than a raw, basic system, I get maybe 10-15 FPS. Granted, my only other reference of this game is from 1994 so it's rather old, but I vividly remember my lowly specced 486 SX 33 felt more responsive than this. Even Wolfenstein 3D runs poorly, with maybe twice the FPS and is visually lagging, a game that runs perfect on a 386.
Motherboard is an Intel LT430TX with a Trident TVGA9000i to an old Samsung 4:3 LCD VGA monitor. There are no relevant settings on the motherboard other than speed of processor which is set correctly and the only setting in BIOS that I could find which would possible affect the performance is "memory cache" and is enabled. This is the result from Speedsys and a picture of the later completed system.
What is going on. Is this the best a Pentium MMX 200 can do? Is my memory from '94 rose tinted?