I've just made a system AMD K7 600 with 64 mb ram and win 98.The motherboard is FIC SD-11.My problem is the videocard.Wich is better on my system a Voodoo3 3000 or a Viper V770 ultra.
Thanks for any help.
I'm not a rich guy.That is the reason I use only 64 mb ram on an Athlon.That is the first PC I can buy after 3 years.I prefer to use an PC a long time instead to update it at every few months.
More ram I'll buy when the prices will drop.
If price is your main concern, then go for the V3. Best bet is the V3-2k, which, with the rebate, you can get for about $75. It will run almost as fast as the 3500 when o/c with a standard 486 fan - you should be able to hit 180 easy. The bid cards seem to be coming out almost every day now so it doens't seem to make sense to buy cutting edge - V303500 was just released and now they're talking about the V4 for the holidays.... And the GeForce is almost in the stores now (Was scheduled for Sep25 but I don't think it shipped yet).
Save the money and upgrade to either the savage2k, GeForce or V4 in about 8 months when they hit the $100 range
Savage2k?!?!!?!?!? WHAT!?!? I bought one for $70 online a few months ago. I was VERY UNHAPPY with it. In fact, I got an improvement by moving to a Viper V770 nonUltra running at just above Ultra clock speeds. I sold my Savage2k (64mb, TVout) for $35 online just 3 days ago. I'm glad I got that much out of that piece of crap.
3dmark2001 score with Savage2k(143/166 max stable)...700 (640x480x16 was max I could get it to run)
Viper V770 (160/190)...2100 (640x480x16) and 1500 (1024x768x32).
you actually managed to get the S2K card to run at 143/166 - mine will barely crawl to 130/150 (from 125/143). Although your scores seem a little low, in 3DMark 2001 I scored around 1000 with my Viper (at defualt resolution and setting), even at the bog slow default clock and core speed. Sounds like you got some bad drivers or maybe a bad install/corrupted registry settings.......
Still, I would agree that a TNT2 at Ultra speeds can surpass the S2K in D3D at least, although I personally would have "upgraded" to something a little faster though (A Radeon or GeForce 2 maybe).
Btw, I wouldn't call a Viper useless. I loved mine 'Til it died for some odd reason or another. I have another TNT2 and it can handle any game up to about 6 months ago I don't expect my video cards to last like 3-4 years anyways
But at least the card took over three years to become worthless! At least you don't need to goto 3rd party drivers to run under WindowsXP and you can still play the classics like Quake3 without any trouble.
You still got an Athlon 600Mhz and 64MB memory to got with that TNT2? Hee, Hee, Heee...