GeForce2 MX over Voodoo3 3000 Agp?

machinewars

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What performance difference if any will I see in the GeForce2 MX over my Voodoo3 3000 Agp. GeForce2 MX

Abit KT7
Duron 650
ALPHA Pal6035
Crucial p133 128 mb
Voodoo3 3000 Agp
SB Live!
Quantum 15gig
Antec sx1030
 

toph99

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check out the reviews on anandtech. voodoo3 cant beat the tnt2, and this thing is 2 generations more advances, so you'll gain alot
 

troubledshooter

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search for anand articles on the Voodoo 5. It will show a graph of a system very similar to yours listing FPS with about 20 cards.
 

Noriaki

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Check this round up at FiringSquad

Not sure why the call it a low-end video card guide...

It has

Pentium III 933 (7x133)
Pentium III 600E (6x100)
Celeron 450A (4.5x100)

for CPUs, and

NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce DDR
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
NVIDIA TNT2 Ultra
Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo3 3000 AGP
ATI Radeon AGP

for video cards.

I'll estimate that a Duron 650 is probably near the same speed as a P3-600, Quake3 Normal, 1024x768:
Voodoo3: 43.6 fps
GF2MX: 77.9 fps

Just for fun, Quake3 HQ, 1024x768
GF2MX: 52.2
The V3 doesn't have 32bit colour, so it doesn't get a score for HQ.


The GF2MX is almost 9fps faster in 10x7x32 than the V3 in 10x7x16, and 30+ fps faster at 10x7x16, that's a pretty good increase I'd say.

That's on a BX (ABit BE6-II) with 128MB RAM and a 7200rpm WD Hard Drive. There are 3Dmark and Quake3 benches in lots of resolutions if you want more info.
 

machinewars

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Thanx for the quick responses everyone. GF2 sounds like the card for me, is this a good price for the card or should I search else for other venders?
 

CasioTech

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wow, what scores, do you guys think that it would help out a k6-2?

I have a v3 in a k6-2, and I am gettting 26fps, will getting that give me 50+ fps?!?!


also, would getting a guillemot be a bad idea? I have about $110 gift cerificate at BB so I will add about $40 (since it's retail) and would it give me similar scores?

Feedback please
:) Thanks
 

BFG10K

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wow, what scores, do you guys think that it would help out a k6-2? I have a v3 in a k6-2, and I am gettting 26fps, will getting that give me 50+ fps?!?!

Err no. The MX is good but it isn't a miracle worker. ;)
 

Elbryn

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I had originally bought the oem version of the guillermot mx board until someone pointed out that the memory on the oem version was slower than the retail. So today i went out and bought the retail version. Threw a fan on the heatsink and have managed to bring the clock speed up to 200/215 thats stable. I am running a 450 celeron with the card and got a 3dmark score of roughly 3200 with Internet Connection Sharing running.