After poking his grubby mitts in the exotic hardware of friends for seemingly endless envious years, Road Warrior has finally got hisself a PC that could be vaguely described as "cookin", a K6 300 on an Octek board if'n you must know. (Soon to be o/c when I get everything installed, got with it a humungous CoolerMaster:- " jet turbine sitting atop the cylinder head off a porsche carrera" :-) my ears pop when that baby fires up. )
Well now it has come to my attention that my venerable Trident TGUI 1mb video card ain't exactly cutting it, sweating along as it is right now. So, on the ever opulent shoestring budget what I is always on, I want to find something a little speedier in the daubing pixels on the glass department.
I haven't been a gamehead these past couple of years due to a serious lack of cpu horsepower, so kind of missed out on being aware of what is (was?) around.
I am looking for a 4-8mb PCI 3d card in the sub (sub sub sub) 50 dollar price range that supports OpenGL and direct X, and also has good support in linux and XFree86.
I am not likely to want resolution in excess of 1280x1024 and have no need for multi monitor support or tv out or anything like that.
PCI only! (Go on someone spoil my day by telling me I could have got a mobo/cpu combo with AT power connectors, SIMM sockets AND AGP for less than 50 bucks)
Oh, and I'd like one that doesn't have complaints about running on an overclocked PCI bus, like 37.5 or 41.5ish, I have a few 486 HSFs lying around if that is what it takes.
I done been browsing 3d benchmark results online but most of them ain't a lot of use when the cpu etc is different.
So guys, what's the cheapest/fastest/best supported card I can get?