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Quake 2 640 x 480 OpenGL Tests - Pentium MMX 233

ATI Xpert@Work (AGP) 11.9 fps 12.2 fps
California Graphics 3DEmotion (PCI)

18.6 fps

18.6 fps

Canopus Total3D 128V (PCI)

19.8 fps

19.5 fps

Creative Labs 3D Blaster V2 (PCI) 33.1 fps 31.5 fps
Creative Labs GB EXXTREME (PCI)

12.4 fps

10.4 fps

Diamond Monster 3D (PCI)

23.7 fps

22.6 fps

Diamond Stealth II 3D (PCI)

16.9 fps

16.8 fps

Diamond Viper V330 (AGP)

21.2 fps

20.2 fps

Diamond Viper V330 (PCI)

19.4 fps

18.3 fps

Hercules Thriller 3D (PCI)

21.3 fps

21.2 fps

Intergraph Intense 3D (PCI)

17.1 fps

17.3 fps

Matrox M3D (PCI)

13.3 fps

12.8 fps

Due to its pipelined FPU, the Pentium MMX pushes the limits of the "Low-end" of the 3D Video Accelerator Comparison, a Pentium MMX Socket-7 system would be classified more accurately, under Quake 2 at least, as being a mid-range system.  The leader in this case, regardless of how you classify the Pentium MMX, is the Voodoo 2 yet again.

The ATI card does perform a little better under Quake 2 when paired with the Pentium MMX, however the new OpenGL drivers are still no reason to purchase a 3D Rage Pro based accelerator over the competing cards which offer much more for the money. 

Voodoo and Riva 128 accelerators seem offer outstanding performance on the Pentium MMX, although not up to par with the Voodoo 2, they still rack in the frames.  The Rendition V2x00 cards (Stealth II & Thriller 3D) also seem to do fairly well in Quake 2, all of those above choices being excellent alternatives to the newly released (and difficult to find) Voodoo 2 boards.

Quake 2 800 x 600 OpenGL Tests - Pentium MMX 233

ATI Xpert@Work (AGP) 8.9 fps 8.8 fps
Creative Labs 3D Blaster V2 (PCI) 29.1 fps 30.8 fps
3D Performance: Cyrix 6x86 3D Performance: Intel P2
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  • UltraTech79 - Monday, June 17, 2013 - link

    This "Three Dee" thing will never catch on, Anand.

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