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Hi, I have enjoyed browsing the tutorials on nehe.gamedev.net and would like to start using openGL. I have been programming in C for a few years and have done 3d applications with Allegro, but openGL is clearly much better. Whenever I run openGL applications on my computer thay are very slow, as I have an old computer with no accelerator card. I dont have much money to upgrade my computer, so I was wondering which card you would recommend I get for some opelGL programming. If you know where I can pick one up second hand, so much the better. I have heard that the common 3dfx is not recommended for this sort of thing, so what would suit my system best, it has: Pentium 200 MMX 64 Mb RAM Mtrox Mystique 4mb video card.

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Do those Diamond viper's come with in PCI? My computer has no AGP slots.
If not, do you have any other good examples which do?

Edited by - bakery2k1 on April 24, 2001 7:15:55 PM

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Hi,

I have enjoyed browsing the tutorials on nehe.gamedev.net and would like to start using openGL. I have been programming in C for a few years and have done 3d applications with Allegro, but openGL is clearly much better.
Whenever I run openGL applications on my computer thay are very slow, as I have an old computer with no accelerator card. I dont have much money to upgrade my computer, so I was wondering which card you would recommend I get for some opelGL programming. If you know where I can pick one up second hand, so much the better. I have heard that the common 3dfx is not recommended for this sort of thing, so what would suit my system best, it has:

Pentium 200 MMX
64 Mb RAM
Mtrox Mystique 4mb video card.


Radeon SDR PCI.

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I know that the Geforce 2 MX has some (I''m not sure how common) PCI versions out there. The lowest price on the AGP version I''ve seen is $75, and it is good enough to last you through an upgrade to your other hardware.

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