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I have an ECS p6isa planar board that has an Intel 850i chipset, it has both integrated video and audio adapters, and a 4x AGP slot. Currently, I have installed a Riva TNT2 M64. So I guess the question is: Which adapter would be faster and better for psx emulation with epsxe? When I bought my mother board, I was told the on board AGP was out performing GeForce2 on benchmarks. I found that a little hard to swallow so I'm trying my old card out first. So, if anyone with knowlage of these two technologies has some idea which is more suitable, your input is welcome...
 

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well since you got both in your comp at the same time, the best way would be to test both of them since one card might work better for some people than others. sorry i couldnt be of much more help since i dont know much about either card
 

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Anything that is integrated can't be good. It's like buying the cheap versions of the more expensive cereal.
 

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Indeed...I think I may have to go back to my original setup, on my better, muchmore stable Tyan s1854. The integrated sound on this board blows! It was cracklin and skipin on Chrono Cross!...I'm not even gonna bothere with the video.. A word to the wise: Don't buy ECS mainboards, stick to the good ol brands: ASUS, Soyo, Tyan, Abit...

Future Setup (to keep me busy until the next epsxe release): PIII [email protected], 128M Infineon PC133, TNT2 M64 32M, WD 7200 RPM ATA66, Mitsumi CDR, Tyan S1854:cool:
 

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Hummmm... I hate onboard sound. I hate onboard video. They were designed to make the system cheaper by using predesignated compatable "quality parts" and to make installation "simplier". Yeah. Right. My trusty Yamaha Waveforce 256 is a hell of alot better than my PC97 chip that came on the VH6-II.

Hummm... i wonder what videocard your 815i has.....

Oh yes, one more thing, FIC makes a pretty decent motherboard also.. But abits softmenu is pure thrill..... one little, two little, three little Mhz...
 

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Its not just the graphics card that speeds epsxe up and other emulators....... cpu, os, drivers, cd rom drives........ect..... but I suggest you get the best card you can afford...... geforce mx 32mb board are about 100 bucks...... I got a voodoo 5 5500 for about 60 bucks...... Love them glide games....... hehe...... Onboard graphics cards and sound cards suck ass... Some of them even use your system ram for their ram.... I had an onboard card that used 8 megs of my system ram leaving me with only 56 megs...... What a piece of crap.......
 

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Depending on how fast your processor is, the GF2 MX might not be the best bet. For anything slower than 600 MHz, its probably just fine, but past that you're better off with a GTS or Ultra (or a GF3, of course.)

When I upgraded my 667 to 933, I didn't experience much of an FPS boost, until I replaced my 32MB MX with a 64MB GTS Pro. The difference was then quite noticable.

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Well I hate my onboard video but my oneboard sound sounds great (it's SBLive) but maybe it's just my hella cool Boston Acoustics speakers. :yawn:
 

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Well, processor speed will only take you so far as dirk_gently pointed out. But going from a GF2MX 32/mb to a GF2 GTS PRO is quite a diffrence, considering the MX has only 4 pipelines and the GTS PRO has 8...
 
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