Although the board we reviewed was an AGP version, the design could theoretically be put on a PCI card, whether or not 3dfx would think about something like that is another question. Just before its launch, due to relatively small performance differences between the previous generation Voodoo2 SLI setups and a MHz Voodoo3 in addition to high yields on Voodoo3 parts, 3dfx made the decision to up the clock speed of the to a more healthy MHz frequency. Most products have large boxes, but almost empty in its content. This enables you to view TV programs directly on your monitor without the need of purchasing a separate TV tuner card. Seems almost like an all-in-one card. Be prepared to add another degrees if you’re going to use it in an enclosed environment. This offered better quality than running in pure bit mode.

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Another interesting feature is its video capturing capabilities. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration if 3dfx is interested in pursuing such a venture.

3dfx Voodoo3 3500 TV AGP 16mb Video Card

5300 Thus, you would need a large 25GB hard disk to give you enough space for 25 hours of videos. Well, to begin, let’s take a look at some Quake II benchmarks. Although there are not many options, I suppose it is made fo ease of use. However, in the crusher demo, the TNT2 Ultra came out tops at x So at the end of the road, when the smoke d3fx and only the winners are left standing where does the TV leave you?


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Unfortunately, it was disappointing to find that there was no active cooling for the graphic chipset. Although the Voodoo3 was a replacement for the Voodoo2, it was often beaten by Voodoo2 SLI cards in direct comparisons.

They should have included more 3dfs instructions to help users get pass the painful learning stage.

The internal organisation of Avenger was not complex. However, I was unable to capture any decent videos as I kept getting dropped frames which is a real letdown.

It provides real time MPEG-2 and. One thing you should keep in mind, your harddisk should 3dfc fast enough to keep up with the capturing process.

Thus, 3dfx made a name for themselves as the leader in making cards specifically for 3D gaming purposes. Because of the tuner the ‘s layout is more densely populated with capacitors than the andhowever 3dfx kept the length of the equal to that of theonly increasing the height of the card by about an inch.

The temperature was astonishingly high even though the system sat opened to the ambient. Com, accessed August 30, Game-1 The image quality between the two graphic cards are almost identical here.

Let’s get on to see some numbers, shall we? This offered better quality than running in pure bit mode. This 2D engine led the Voodoo3 to be considered one of the more high-performance video cards of its generation. The Voodoo3’s RAMDACwhich took the 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. As indicated in the earlier part of the review, I failed to capture any decent videos with the Ulead software due to dropped frame rates.


It has been quite a while since the first release of the Voodoo3 graphic card.

3dfx Interactive Voodoo3 TV AGP

Views Read 300 View history. It gets worse if you have a PCI card slotted next to the card. I remember when 3dfx released the Voodoo2 line of graphic add-on cards, most 3D gamers rushed to get one of them.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The GMax still has no match against these two cards. But for now, we’ll just have to see how these two high-performance cards perform in Quake II. 35000

In addition, the screen output is almost always not centered. Please ignore the tab “Voodoo3 OC” as it did not come with the drivers. I did not try overclocking the card as I did not have any form of active 3ddfx present. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. How come I’m not surprised?