On the Voodoo2, the interface was a multi-board, analog solution that required very strict timing control and identical boards. With regards to performance, little was known until enthusiasts were able to get pre-release hardware and run tests on it. People still send me emails with pictures of their Voodoo board collections. They have yet to determine whether this will be something fixed in the driver or if it will dynamically adjust depending on the load or the application involved. One of the design goals for the VSA was scalability. Little is known about this series except that this is the final revision. Why I bought this old grafic card?

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There was an aura, a myth around the company and its name.

Compared to the single-chip GeForce and Radeon cards, a Voodoo5 is burdened with much redundancy and a complicated board. This mechanism allows for creation of effects such as motion blur if used temporally and anti-aliasing if used spatially.

Of course,the choice was obvious, I need it a video card capable of glide, and d3fx better choice I had, then the best Voodoo card witch hit the market? The other big change is the SLI interface.

Despite its high price point, the Voodoo5 would not have offered next-generation DirectX 8. However, it was early in its development and only approximately twenty working cards were produced before 3dfx went bankrupt, and most assets were purchased by NVIDIA in late Skip to main content.


Introducing the 3dfx Voodoo 590

Most of the prototype cards utilized a standard internal power supply molex power connector. And scaled it accordingly too of course,” he said with a wink. But the Voodoo is not entirely an ex-3dfx project. Little is known about this series except that this is the final revision. Although the memory is setup to be completely shared, texture data has to be repeated for each VSA chip.

Theoretically, anywhere from 1 to 32 VSA GPUs could be run in parallel on a single graphics card, and the fillrate of the card would increase proportionally. This is a piece of history. VSA features a bit digital interface between the chips, which are all on one board this time. A single Slot 1 CPU with factory heatsink is louder than this whole card. The Voodoo 5 is the unreleased high-end vsa-1000 in the Voodoo5 line. While capacity is not cumulative across the entire card, bandwidth is effectively cumulative and thus a card with 2x VSA processors has similar bandwidth to a single-chip graphics card using bit DDR memory.


The memory bus is bits wide and will offer 2. Make sure the AGP slot on your motherboard has matching notches to the cutouts on the card. In some cases, the was shown to compete well with the next-generation GeForce 3.

3dfx 3Dfx VSA-100 (V555464) 64MB AGP Graphics adapter

It’s got chips. This revision had MB of 5. Why I bought this old grafic card? Gigapixel was acquired by 3dfx in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Post your comments here.

Memory is clocked synchronously with the VSA chip. You just need enough samples.

Voodoo 5 – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: That works fine if you’re trying to feed two or four graphics chips, but with chips, it breaks down,” says Tamasi. But the Voodoo is more than just a revival of classic 3dfx technology. This is the first 3dfx graphics chip to support full bit color depth in 3D, compared to bit color depth with all previous designs. This has a double benefit: