Anyone remember 3dfx?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Netbanshee, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    Graphics way ahead of the others. Gobbled up by nvidia decades ago.
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Does playing Unreal on a Voodoo 4 4500 TV count ... :g:?
     
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  3. Phobos258

    Phobos258 MDL Novice

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    Had that exact card as my first 3D card. Man those were the days...
     
  4. pvdven777

    pvdven777 MDL Member

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    Had one of them 'voodoo rush' cards at the time because I didn't have the money and I didn't have a spare PCI socket. A bit underwhelming in general but my heart still beats a little faster when I think about playing unreal with its awesome graphics.
     
  5. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hmm in this time I always want one but I haven't money ;) but today at least I have one RX460 :)
     
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  6. bob4432

    bob4432 MDL Novice

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    Oh yeah. Good card in it's day. Think I had the Voodoo 3 in ago form. Good times :)
     
  7. Mitolo

    Mitolo MDL Novice

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    I still have a couple of the 5500 cards I should sell them .....
     
  8. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    if is PCI E it will still work for many older games and like yahoo games and MS store games....the issue is drivers not sure if they will run in a win 7 8 or 10 can u test the one u have and see if it works? maybe in a XP machine.
     
  9. Mitolo

    Mitolo MDL Novice

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    AGP o_O and I do not have any older boards to test them on.....:(
     
  10. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    put them up on craigslist.....im sure someone that likes to play the older games will take them off your hands.
     
  11. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    I had the older Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo II cards (they required another card for 2D - either PCI or AGP; the Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo II cards themselves were PCI) That was also in the ATI heyday - in fact, I tag-teamed the Voodoo and Voodoo II cards with AIWs (from the original AIW to the All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro in AGP).a Voodoo II/AIW 9700 Pro tag-team was, literally, the best of all worlds - GLide in 16-bit, OpenGL in either 16-bit or 32-bit color, or DirectX in 16-bit or 32-bit color, as neither Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo II supported 32-bit color, while ATI DID support 32-bit color in both OpenGL and DirectX. Remember Forsaken? It was one of only two games (GLQuake being the other) that supported OpenGL32-bit - however, it also supported DirectX in 32-bit color. If you had that tag-team, it presented one heck of a dilemma - what color bitness did you choose?
     
  12. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi dude only for curious which O.S. you are running now and using some GPU Voodoo too? :thinking::)
     
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  13. NeeK

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    Bitter memories, my first real card was a matrox mystique - I so regretted not getting the 3dfx instead.
     
  14. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    3dfx card were the best gaming graphics cards in there day. Unmatched in gaming until nvidia bought them (sell out). Then as usual 3dfx disappeared.
     
  15. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    well it didnt disappeared it became nvidia.
     
  16. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    I just checked my wall cabinet, sure enough my old Asylum GeForce FX 5900 (AGP) video card is still up there.
    I know way back when 3DFX was great & I moved on I decided to save that card anyway along w/ a Diamond Stealth 2 S220 card incase I had a video failure & could just switch-out w/ a older card that worked back then.
    Times sure have changed.
     
  17. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    How so?
     
  18. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    #19 MS_User, Nov 9, 2017
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    u think they buy that company and throw away everything else...im sure nvidia copy and integrated some of that technology in their earlier cards. 3dfx was one of the best and most advance video gaming cards of that time. so in many ways the Voodoo lives on in Nvidia.
     
  19. burgtt

    burgtt MDL Novice

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    Wow yeah that was my first pc with this voodoo3dfx i bought then and it cost me a fortune in that days:D