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Intel i740 vs S3 Savage and 3DFX Voodoo2

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The newish intel and S3 AGP 2D/3D graphic cards both sound good.  Is there any problem with running a 3DFX voodoo 2 with either of them, seeing as they 2D/3D combo cards and are AGP cards and the Voodoo 2 is a PCI card. Which is the better card. Which Also, just out of interest, What advantage have ATX cases/motherboards have over AT cases/motherboards?
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Intel I740 = crap.  Buggy driver.  Slow in 3D, so-so image quality. (D3D, OpenGL)
Savage 3D = acceptable.  So-so speed and image quality, buggy driver.  (D3D, OpenGL)
Voodoo Banshee = acceptable.  Good speed and ok image quality. (D3D, OpenGL, Glide)
Matrox G200 = acceptable.  Best image of all, low 3D speed. (D3D, OpenGL)
VoodooII (3D only) = good.  Great speed, good image but limited to 800x600 gaming (D3D, OpenGL, Glide)
Riva TNT = great.  Great speed, very good image but lacks Glide.  (D3D, OpenGL)
VoodooII SLI (3D only) = great.  Fastest speed, good image but limited to 1024x768 (D3D, OpenGL, Glide)
Rage 128 = ???  Too new to be verify.

AT (Baby AT) = older design, usual layout for Socket7.
ATX = newer design, better cooling layout.
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Also, the newer functions like ACPI, keyboard power on, software off... etc. only work with ATX boards.
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But can you use the i740 or the savage as your 2D component and hook the voodoo2 onto them for 3d?
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Yes, you can, but why?  If you really want a seperate card for 2D and 3D, get the G200 for 2D (AGP) it has the best 2D output then put a VoodooII PCI in for 3D.
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Thanks.
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Yes, you can, but why?  If you really want a seperate card for 2D and 3D, get the G200 for 2D (AGP) it has the best 2D output
       then put a VoodooII PCI in for 3D.
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