About this product Product Information The Voodoo5 from 3dfx is the next stage in the evolution of ultra-high resolution gaming. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Furthermore, the analog signal was prone to degradation as it passed over a short cable inside the PC. After ten years of secretive development, they are finally ready to show the world what they’ve created. VSA features a bit digital interface between the chips, which are all on one board this time. Most of the prototype cards utilized a standard internal power supply molex power connector. No extra slot to sacrifice.

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Theoretically, anywhere from 1 to 32 VSA GPUs could be run in parallel on a single graphics card, and the fillrate of 3fx card would increase proportionally. Even Direct3D games run pretty well on this, somewhat comparable to vsz-100 GeForce2 in terms of performance.

Support for x textures has now been implemented into the VSA, thus the VSA offers essentially everything the Voodoo3 lacked and was criticized for tremendously.

Tile based architectures allow graphics workload to be easily distributed across a large number of chips.

All of the later revisions had the four chips mounted in a row. 3fx features the much lauded T-buffer cinematic technology. The results showed that the Voodoo 5 outperformed the GeForce 2 Ultra and Radeonwhich were the fastest iterations of the GeForce 2 and 3ddfx R lines, respectively.

Well, the answer is simple, I build 3dfs sistem,capable to play old windows games,in full 3d glory. It performs 3dfx’ patented single-pass, single-cycle multitexturing. Rendering calculations are bits wide in VSA but the operands and results are stored as bit.


At the launch, 3dfx claimed that they would get better yields out of the tried and true vsa-100. Log in Don’t have an account? Regarding noise, it’s pretty quiet. A piece of history. In some cases, the was shown to compete well with the next-generation GeForce 3. T-buffer enables high-quality “bokeh” or depth-of-field, as shown in Epic’s Samaritan Demo. A major drawback to this method of performance scaling is that various parts of hardware are needlessly duplicated on the cards and board complexity increases with each additional processor.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. After ten years of secretive development, they are finally ready to show the world what they’ve created.

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Introducing the 3dfx Voodoo Later, unreleased boards were planned to offer a bit DDR memory design instead, in order to reduce board costs through lower complexity, while offering similar RAM performance. This revision had MB of 5. One of the design goals for the VSA was scalability.

That works fine if you’re trying to feed two or four graphics chips, but with chips, it 3efx down,” says Tamasi. My chip revision could only overclock from stock to MHz without visual 3dfd, and it still generated tons of heat, so I installed 2 more Titan TT-CUV2AB on the back of the board and it cooled the chips effectively and I was able to get mhz with minor artifacts, but didn’t freeze in Benchmarks.

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It was rumored that GeForce 2 Ultra was intended to prevent 3dfx taking the lead with their Voodoo 5 This was an early alpha of the card primarily used for photos and testing purposes.

Little is known about this series except that this is the final revision. The VSA chips used still did not have a long life expectancy, and may have had problems running anti-aliasing. Shadow of the 3efx Raider: Views Read Edit View history. It used only one VSA chip and did not need an additional power connection.

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Working in parallel, these processors produce over Megatexels per second to create extraordinary 3D worlds in vivid bit color. There’s some secret mojo in how vsq-100 split the workload that I can’t get into but let’s just say that it involves Gigapixel technology.

Not having to piggyback off a primary adapter, like in earlier Voodoo’s, means no compatibility issues. Sticking to this purist expression Voodoo technology, the VSA chip has not been altered in any way. You just need enough samples.