"Should I put a Voodoo2 in my iMac B
or buy a 333Mhz closeout?"
I don't have extensive results on all iMac models but I have enough stats to shed light on the what constitutes the ultimate iMac for gamers:
Gamers who have an iMac A or B, take heart. Adding a Voodoo2 iWizard will give you every bit as much speed as the newest iMac, especially if you max out the RAM. The only downside is lack of support and warranty since the company is defunct that created the card.
Gamers trying to decide between the newest 400MHz iMac DV, the iBook, and the closeout iMac 333, spend the extra dough and get the 400MHz model.
The iBook was hampered by limited memory and only 4MB of VRAM (unexpandable), but take my word for it, this is not a gamers machine.
Get the iMac DV 400 -- the ultimate iMac for gamers -- at least for a few months.
But seriously. Real, hard core gamers will opt for a G4 minitower with a Voodoo3 board!
Bare Feats complete test results on the iMac DV
XLR8YourMac's review of the iMac DV SE
Test Configurations & Procedures
CPU and Graphics Physical RAM/Virtual RAM
G3/300 with ATI RAGE Mobility with 2X AGP (4M) 32M/128M
iMac DV 400
G3/400 with RAGE 128 VR with AGP 2X support (8M) 64M/128M
G3/333 with RAGE Pro (6M) 96M/128M
iMac B Voodoo2
G3/233 with Voodoo2 iWizard (8M) 96M/128M
G3/233 with RAGE Pro (6M) 96M/128M
G3/233 with RAGE IIc (2M) 96M/128M
BIG MAHALO TO...
...CompUSA for the use of the iMac A. iMac G3/400 and iBook
...The now defunct MicroConversions for the use of the iWizard
...My friend, Cecil, for letting me pry open his iMac B to install and test the iWizard
...My daughter, Stephanie, for the use of her iMac G3/333
© 1999 Rob Art Morgan, editor of
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