July 18th, 2002, 06:37 PM
fps in CS on G2 MX400 PCI???
I have an old computer that I want to play Counter-Strike on it. It is a Compaq AMD K6-2 475 MHz and without an AGP slot. I am thinking an upgrade to G2 MX400, 32 MB, PCI and hopefully achieves 30 fps at resultion = 1024 in CS. Can someone advise whether the V-card can make it?
The K6-2 475 MHz performs like a P-II 350 MHz.
July 18th, 2002, 08:00 PM
Anything based on Voodoo from V3 3000 on would probably give you better performance (if not higher FPS then defenitly more stable ones)
I am saying this cause V3 is dirt cheap where I live (20$ second hand) and you can later go for the full upgrade
Also V3 or V4/V5 would definitly be less of a strain on CPU then GF2 MX PCI which BTW performs on par with TNT2 128 bit and not GF2 MX AGP
July 18th, 2002, 08:33 PM
Yea my old computer was a k6-2 450mhz with a voodoo3 2000 and I got decent framerates with it, especially when using the WickedGL mini drivers. I remember when I found those things I was so happy because they gave me like 20fps haha. Anyways it's definitely possible to play CS on that machine.
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July 18th, 2002, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the prompt replies.
I have other computers: one with P-II 350 MHz and two with XP1600. They all have a same V-card model intsalled: G2 GTS-V. When playing CS on LAN, I can not tell a difference between them: all are quite good to me.
What bothers me is that MX400 uses SDRAM. I know that is a performance killer for Nvidia cards. Plus I have a concern about PCI bus being slow. I can get the card for $35 + $5 shipping. I am buying it purely for playing CS. My bottom line is no lag whatsoever at 1024, or it goes straight into a garbage can.
I was hoping someone who has a MX400 PCI (or MX200) to give me a feeling how it performs in CS.
July 18th, 2002, 10:10 PM
my k6-2 450 ran cs pretty good with a tnt2,but i ran at 800x600...so hopefully the mx pci should be adaquate, for most players at least although i might has a few problems at 1028, perhaps a voodoo 3 would be your best bet. they seemed to work better with k6-2s than most cards.
July 19th, 2002, 12:03 AM
yes and it works great!
i have a pcchips m598ver7 with a amdk6III+450 @600 and intigrated SIS AGP vid and have only pci slots. i use a gf mx2 400 it has 32meg of ddr so the 400 do use ddr.
i never played that game but i get great FR in Q1,Q2,andQ3, and am a top player online.
the card is a creative annillator2mx
July 19th, 2002, 12:14 AM
never tried the vodoo but did try a radion AIW worked but used to much proccesing power and had screwy drivers the geforce used little proccesing power well over fifty FPS. in that resolution on Q.
the 21 and 23 were the best for that card over the 29 even the 28 wasnt to bad compared to the 29s.
July 19th, 2002, 01:52 PM
I reckon that'd be fine. I ran a K6-2 450 with a TNT2, and CS was fine in 800x600 ~ about 30fps what what I'd get.
The MX is a generation above the TNT2, so I reckon you'd be getting 30fps @ 1024x768.
The Voodoo3's are pretty sweet too, as they worked so well with K6-2s. I'd say you'd be up at 30 with a V3 3000. I've currently got a K62 500 with a V3 3500 knocking about, and it'll barely drop below 30fps in CS.
July 19th, 2002, 02:03 PM
Yes, the Creative Geforce 2MX uses DDR RAM, but unfortunately that makes it one of the worst Geforce 2MX cards. The Geforce 2MX (orginal) or 2 MX400 support a memory 128bit address bus which means either 128bit SDRAM or 64bit DDR RAM.
As DDR RAM isn't twice as efficient as SDRAM then SDRAM versions of the Geforce 2MX 400's are faster than the DDR version. This is seen in the benchmarks.
The Geforce DDR, 2 GTS 3's, 4Ti (+ some 4MX's) all support 256 bit memory address bus. Hence 128Bit DDR is the best option
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