What 3D Chipset can mask the weak FPU of the Cyrix 6x86MX?  Not surprising what the answer is here, the former champ makes a return in today's Voodoo2 dominated world.

Quake 2 640 x 480 OpenGL Tests - Cyrix 6x86MX 200 (66 x 2.5)

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Timedemo
DEMO 1 Massive 1
3Dfx Voodoo 1 (PCI) 14.7 fps 11.6 fps
3D Rage Pro (AGP) 8.7 fps 6.9 fps
Intel 740 (AGP) 12.6 fps 9.8 fps
nVidia Riva 128 (AGP) 14.4 fps 10.9 fps

The 3Dfx Voodoo 1 still holds strong with the Cyrix 6x86MX, providing users with the most performance out of this roundup.  For those of you that desire a 2D/3D solution, then the next step down is the Riva 128 which nearly equals the Voodoo 1 in performance while adding the useful benefits of a 2D accelerator. 

Taking a larger step down, you'll find the i740 which is a bit slower than the 128, however it makes up for the difference in Image Quality.  In the end, it all boils down to performance as the visual benefits can't be enjoyed if you can't play your games at a decent speed.

Quake 2 800 x 600 OpenGL Tests - Cyrix 6x86MX 200 (66 x 2.5)

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Timedemo
DEMO 1 Massive 1
3Dfx Voodoo 1 (PCI) N/A N/A
3D Rage Pro (AGP) 7.7 fps 6.3 fps
Intel 740 (AGP) 12.1 fps 9.6 fps
nVidia Riva 128 (AGP) 14.4 fps 10.9 fps

Pretty much the same picture at 800 x 600, the 3D Rage Pro remains unplayable with the Riva 128 ruling the territory yet threatened by the i740.

AMD K6-2 Performance Intel Pentium MMX Performance

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