I have the latest drivers for the Voodoo3 but of course they are beta drivers since 3DFX has been miserable in their support of Win2K.
I also have a GeForce256 running on a Windows 2000 machine and it is considerably faster - as in nearly 5 times as fast with the same code. I know that a good portion of that is the hardware T&L, at least I assume that it is, but I had an odd thing happen with the GeForce.
I originally bought the card for my primary development machine (a dual pentium running Win2K) but the OpenGL performance was miserable. I kept trying new beta drivers from NVidia and it never got any better. When I say bad, I mean that I was getting less than 1 FPS and the OpenGL screen savers moved so slowly that you could almost seen them being drawn.
I took the card out of that machine and put it in my secondary development machine - a single Athlon running at 800MHZ. Using Win2K and the same drivers, the OpenGL performance went through the roof.
The only obvious difference is the dual versus single cpu and I really doubt that the difference between AGP2x and AGP4x would account for my FPS going from less than 1 FPS to peak FPS of over 300 FPS.
So my question is, has anyone gotten a GeForce to run in a dual processor box with Win2K and had good OpenGL performance?
I had read somewhere that some drivers do not even consider the existence of dual processors and as a result they can have problems with resources and locking, etc. I have no idea why but I would like to understand what causes this to happen.
My goal is to trash the Voodoo3 and put the GeForce back in my dual cpu box but I won’t do it if I still get the same performance.
I know this was off topic, but it is something I have been struggling with for months.