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Mau1wurf1977
July 20th, 2014, 05:16 AM
My last hurrah before I am back to work and will have little time for my retro passion :(



When building a Pentium computer you might want to go for a 3dfx Voodoo or Voodoo 2.

In this project I wanted to know how much of a performance difference there is when going from a Voodoo to a Voodoo 2.

System is an AOpen AX6BC, an awesome Slot 1 motherboard with BX440 chipset. BIOS Turbo defaults with CL2 which boosts performance.

Two processors have been used. First up a Pentium II 400 and then a much faster Pentium III 900 via a Slot 1 to S370 adapter.

In two games (Incoming and Expendable, both developed by Rage) I noticed texture corruption at processors faster than 400 MHz:

http://i.imgur.com/zXDxbZE.png

http://i.imgur.com/yKDUmov.png

I didn't observe any other glitches.

Cards used: Diamond Monster and Diamond Monster II 12 MB
Drivers: Latest 3dfx reference drivers repsectavly
Software: Windows 98 SE, DirectX 7

Here are the results:

Results with the PII 400:

http://i.imgur.com/FMGS52h.png

And here are the results with the PIII 900:

http://i.imgur.com/SM8jVdU.png