- Feb 20, 2019
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|System Name||Bragging Rights|
|Processor||Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz|
|Motherboard||It has no markings but it's green|
|Cooling||No, it's a 2.2W processor|
|Video Card(s)||Gen7 Intel HD (4EU @ 311MHz)|
|Storage||32GB eMMC and 128GB Sandisk Extreme U3|
|Display(s)||10" IPS 1280x800 60Hz|
|Audio Device(s)||Apparently, yes|
|Power Supply||Samsung 18W 5V fast-charger|
|Mouse||MX Anywhere 2|
|Keyboard||Logitech MX Keys (not Cherry MX at all)|
|VR HMD||Samsung Oddyssey, not that I'd plug it into this though....|
|Software||W10 21H1, barely|
|Benchmark Scores||I once clocked a Celeron-300A to 564MHz on an Abit BE6 and it scored over 9000.|
TNT2 was the card that made me ditch 3DFX.OP says that they don't want emulation. nGlide isn't an emulator and there's no graphics degradation. And if OP expects to make defunct company's hardware to somehow magically shit out Win 10 compatible drivers, then that's not going to happen. Not to mention, that unless there's a strict requirement for Glide, DirectX was graphically superior. Somewhere around Riva 128 is was very obvious that Glide and 3dfx were lagging behind and gap wasn't ever properly closed. Once Geforce cards rolled out, 3dfx was already woefully obsolete.
Anyway, if OP still insists on having VooDoo, they can try forcing XP driver inf files. It might function to some extent.
In terms of performance I seem to recall the Voodoo 3 2000 and 3000 sandwiching the TNT2 in OpenGL benchmarks, but the TNT2 supported 32-bit colour and it was pretty clear by then that DirectX was gaining momentum as the dominant API. It didn't hurt that the TNT2 was widely available from a range of brands with competitive pricing, whilst STB were busy making a dog's dinner of the Voodoo 3 launch as 3DFX's monopolistic in-house production partner. That was 3DFX starting to nail their own coffin shut.
The rate at which Nvidia made progress was crazy in 1999 and 2000:
- March 1999 - TNT2 beats Voodoo 3 to market by a month and has superior DX6 support as well as 32-bit colour.
- October 1999 - Geforce256 has almost double the performance and DX7 support. Next 3DFX card still months away.
- April 2000 - Geforce 2 GTS now triple the performance of Voodoo 3.
...and I chopped those results out of an old Anandtech review of the Voodoo4 4500. By this point, the Geforce2 isn't even the fastest DirectX card, that award went to the original Radeon DDR.