Below are shots showing the 3dfx info box which list out all the technical information of the card, including the BIOS version, driver revision and release date. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This definitely means a lot since the 3DMark 99Max results above have already proved that the Savage 3D and RIVA TNT are of no match to this latest generation chip, notice the results on multi-texturing fill rate which the Voodoo3 shines high. But when 3D applications are in the spotlight, the Voodoo2 would jump out of the shadows and roar through the 3D acceleration process. Of course, it came for a steep price. If this were not enough, Voodoo2 architecture provided something known as SLI.

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Voodoo3 came as the 2nd chipset in 3dfx’s history to have a full 2D and 3D engine built-in. MS DirectX Version 6. When the retail version of the arrived, I will do a retest using the AMD chip to determine the fact. This is proved by 3drx fact that both the memory and chip are clocked at MHz, 7MHz short of its theoretical limit.

Much was made voocoo Voodoo3 christened ‘Avenger’ and its bit color rendering limitation.

Retrieved from ” https: To save framebuffer space, the Voodoo3’s rendering output was dithered to 16 bit. Whether you are buying theor the top-of-the-line Voodoo3, you will still be getting the same Voodoo3 chipset other than the different clock rate and memory speed. Bulldozing throught the Voodoo3 Last updated April 18, Clicking on the 3dfx Tools icon, you get to enable some features unique sgp Voodoo3. This review board is based on 0.


Do notice that the eye appear in all the screen.: You simply install the driver by unzipping the driver file in the CD-R. As long as the 300 based graphics cards are not in the market, this card will remain the current powerhouse with an overall impressive architect which chips like ATI’s Rage based cards or the TNT cannot met with. However, as this is just a pre-production board and you might not know what exactly comes in the retail box. The and boards generally differed in their support for TV output; the boards also carried a TV tuner and provided a wide range of video inputs and outputs.

The most affordable Voodoo3 voodooo out there today. In order for you to see something, you required a regular 2D board with a VGA-out.

3dfx Voodoo3 3000 graphics card – Voodoo 3 – 16 MB Series

This 2D engine led the Voodoo3 to be considered one of the more high-performance video cards of its generation. But nevertheless, the other parts of the card are of rather good quality.

The retail card will definitely have much improved features and performance, minus the TV out feature of course: Previous graphics boards made by 3dfx include the Voodoo Rush, Voodoo Banshee and the much-loved Voodoo2.

This offered better quality than running in pure bit mode. By way of this, you could add another Voodoo2 board on your system and connect both Voodoo2 boards together.


According to Goodoothis is the pre-release board which was wrapped in an anti-static bag accompanied by an installer CD-R which housed all the driver needed to run the voosoo.

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Area Tested Celeron x4. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Voodoo3’s RAMDACwhich took 3dtx rendered frame from the framebuffer and generated the display image, performed a 2×2 box or 4×1 line filter on the dithered image to almost reconstruct the original bit color render. Of course, prices have come down now if you could even find one now.

Although it is of little change, the whole image portrait will now be totally different from the past. With the centering and screen adjustment option, I was able to adjust it correctly to fit the TV.

3dfx Voodoo3 – AGP 16MB 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator Review

Avenger’s other remarkable features included the bit GDI accelerator debuted in Banshee. At that setting, the system did not hang even after 8 hours of continuous rounds of Quake II and other exciting games. Installation is not as straight-forward as Windows 98 does not detect the card.

These are 3dfc 3D Features: This was in fact quite complex, as Voodoo3 operated to full bit precision 8 bits per channel,

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