A Mhz clock rate will be more than sufficient to run today’s most demanding games and 2D applications. The quality of this pre-production board looks rather shabby in terms of quality. What I am covering here is the 3dfx TV option which will not not be available on the retail version of this card. This definitely do not justify the need to pay over a hundred dollars or so for a small increase in performance. Installation is not as straight-forward as Windows 98 does not detect the card. These are the 3D Features: Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

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All the results above are still based on the driver version 4. This definitely do not justify the need to pay over a hundred dollars or so for a small increase in performance. Sit there for a minute, and think about some of the greatest feelings in the world.

3dfx 3Dfx Voodoo 3 (V) 16MB AGP Graphics adapter | eBay

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The reign of the original Voodoo prompted the hype surrounding the release of the 3dfx Voodoo2, unfortunately the release was not kept as dramatic as its predecessor since it took 3ddx couple of months for nVidia to pump out a strong competitor, the TNT.

This page was last edited on 27 Julyat voofoo Special thanks to Intresource Singaporethe local distributor for the range of Voodoo3 cards for allowing us to review this card. Although the Voodoo3 was a replacement for the Voodoo2, it was often beaten by Voodoo2 SLI cards in direct comparisons.

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

The Voodoo card which of course comes with the S-Video output, will not exist in the retail version. Enthusiasts discovered that it was possible to enable the disabled TMU with a simple registry alteration [9]. As long as the TNT2 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.


I personally dislike the idea of squeezing 3 pieces of PCI boards into the limited space. However, there are very few entertaining titles out there currently that will show an incredible performance improvement using AGP texturing due to texture sizes. The internal organisation of Avenger was not complex. The Desktop tab has all the important items from the display properties. You simply install the driver by unzipping the driver file in the CD-R.

Running the latest 3DMark 99Max which was just released last month to public. Avenger’s other remarkable features included the bit GDI accelerator debuted in Banshee.

The last set of drivers officially released for the 3fdx 3 on Win9x was version 1. After going through various photoshots of the Voodoo3 family tree, I notice that the heatsink size vary for all 3 models as the holds the smallest heatsink of all. To save framebuffer space, the Voodoo3’s rendering output was dithered to 16 bit. Simple as it might seem, you will truely appreciate the feature if you compare it to older cards which also have Ovodoo out but whose screen was not centered as it did not allow adjustment.

3dfx Voodoo3

We’ve all felt the pains of the fast paced computer hardware industry, with new generations of CPUs coming out around every 12 months, it’s difficult to keep up with, and to budget, a PC hardware enthusiast as a full time or even a part time hobby.


Or the tweaking of Gamma with the de facto 33 feature.

Avenger was thus merely a Voodoo2 with an integrated bit 2D video accelerator and twice the clock speed. Visually, I can certainly prove that the resolution at x on my monitor are very much sharper than the Savage 3D based card, but moderately on par with the TNT.

The Voodoo3and differed mainly in clock frequencies memory and core were synchronous. In addition, one of the texture management units came disabled as well, making the board more like a Banshee.

But do give me a chance to comment on the performance of the output as the or version will have this feature onboard. This was in fact quite complex, as Voodoo3 operated to full bit precision 8 bits per channel, The bad point is of course the lack of bit option while running games.

As this is still the raw pre-release driver and desktop utility, I am sure 3dfx will put in some inprovement on its final realease and put in more tweaking tools which has always being available on STB’s older cards.

Let us hope that competition will improve this card further. 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 ‘Avenger’ graphics core was originally conceived immediately after Banshee. Notice that all of the Voodoo3 cards are based on a human eye image.

The 3D quality looks great and detailed.