You will definitely see a lot of improvement over the weeks as the driver gets more matured. This definitely means a lot since the 3DMark 99Max results above have already proved that the Savage 3D and RIVA TNT are of no match to this latest generation chip, notice the results on multi-texturing fill rate which the Voodoo3 shines high. Overall, the quality from a first look seems quite inferior. This page was last edited on 27 July , at This was in fact quite complex, as Voodoo3 operated to full bit precision 8 bits per channel, My advice is to enable this feature as I personally find that there is not much difference after enabling it.

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The 3D quality looks great and detailed. Here’s a shot of while running the 3DMark 99 Max benchmark Guess everybody must be wondering why 3dfx uses such a fearsome eye image for their new Voodoo3 promotion. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements agl November Do notice that the eye appear in all the screen.: Opt for this 3dfx Voodoo3 card if you want the most advanced technology of today but do not want extra frills of TV-output available on the series.

Available Not available in retail version. The settings allow you to select quite a few option; like the signal type and also the ability to center the screen on your TV.

3dfx Voodoo3 Video Card – Reviews, Specifications, and Pictures –

User also have to be content with the 16MB memory which might seem a little weak in the future. This definitely do not justify the need to pay over a hundred dollars or so for a small increase in performance.


With the purchase of STB Systems, 3dfx had acquired several popular voodlo3 names. This is proved by the fact that both the memory and chip are clocked at MHz, 7MHz short of its theoretical limit.

Voodoo3 came as the 2nd chipset in 3dfx’s history to have a full 2D and 3D engine built-in.

3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP RAM 5.5

Clicking on the 3dfx Tools icon, you get to enable some features unique to Voodoo3. The retail card will definitely have much improved features and performance, minus the TV out feature of course: Due to mis-management by 3dfx, this caused the next-generation ‘Rampage’ project to suffer delays which would prove to be fatal to the entire company.

It’s sure to catch the eye of many with the unique implementation of the human eye in various colours. I did try a much higher speed of Mhz however the system crash upon booting. However, do bear in mind that the SDRAM will most probably be able to overclock pass MHz if you use a ‘Powerstrip’ or similar utility to tweak the card.

This offered better quality than running in pure bit mode.

3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 PCI VGA Video Card

Simple as it seems, here it goes! 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.


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The same applies for the font-size slider. 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 3xfx available on STB’s older cards.

Although the Voodoo3 was a replacement for the Voodoo2, it was often beaten by Voodoo2 SLI cards in direct comparisons.

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Pre-setup notably featured a guardband clipper eventually part of hardware transformation and lighting but the pixel pipeline was a conventional single-issue, dual-texture design almost identical to that featured on Voodoo2, but capable of working on bit image data as opposed to Voodoo2’s pure bit output. Last updated April 18, After going through various photoshots of the Voodoo3 family tree, I notice viodoo3 the heatsink size vary for all 3 models as the holds the smallest heatsink of all.

This review board is based on 0. Overall, the quality from a first look seems quite inferior. The quality of this pre-production board looks rather shabby in terms of quality. These are the contents of the review box: