I'm sure these were already on the list, but a couple of things that I always run to test functionality/performance are below. Screenshots are from my Asus P3B-F/PIII 866MHz/512MB PC133 RAM/Win98SE Vooodoo2 SLI rig. (it's what I had hooked up at the moment so it's what we get) Could probably throw 3DMark Max 99 in for baseline comparisons although there is nothing like actual game demos.
- Unreal Gold
- Has two intros randomly selected upon launch - one for "Fly By" and the other for "Return to Na Pali". Both will give you Average/Lowest/Highest/etc FPS but only the "Fly By" will give you a "Cycle" score as it loops so you can view an average with multiple runs.
- Easily run via console command "timedemo 1" after launching the game.
- Quake 3 Arena patched to v1.32
- A few console commands for this and it's always a good benchmark.
- /com_maxfps 999
- /cg_drawfps 1
- /timedmeo 1
- /demo four
It's late for me and my brain is running at about 400MHz so some of this might be wrong but I thought I would throw it out there I see there is an EPOX 8K3A on German eBay at the moment for a "reasonable price" with good caps (so it looks like) and maybe someone can score a AXDA3200DKV4D (rare but amazing) or AXDA3000DKV4D to go with it.
With benchmarking there are also many things to consider such as drivers and other hardware/software within the systems, regardless this all sounds fun and I hope to someday obtain my black pcb card once things calm down.