Interestingly, this Voodoo model crave out a niche market for itself too. Available Not available in retail version. The Desktop tab has all the important items from the display properties. 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. Previous graphics boards made by 3dfx include the Voodoo Rush, Voodoo Banshee and the much-loved Voodoo2. Of course, it came for a steep price. The ‘Avenger’ graphics core was originally conceived immediately after Banshee.

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A Mhz clock rate will be more than sufficient to run today’s most demanding games and 2D applications. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Before moving any further, here are the specs The bad point is of course the lack of bit option while running games.

However, a controversy arose over what happened next. Simple as it might seem, you will truely appreciate the feature if you compare it to older cards which also have TV out but whose screen was not centered as it did not allow adjustment. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November MS Windows 98 Build 4.

Most important of all, the voodoo advanced single pass multi-texturing built-in immediately makes this board a much better buy than the slowing sibling.


3dfx Voodoo3 3000 graphics card – Voodoo 3 – 16 MB Series

This offered better quality than running in pure bit mode. The most affordable Voodoo3 card out there today.

While under voodoo 2D environment such as Windows, your 2D card would do all the processing. However, I am unable to enable the desktop icon on the bottom left of the screen as similar to Diamond or other brands.

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

3000 to the black PCB used on the version, the quality of the card seems to be of 5 years older. Although the Voodoo3 was a replacement for the Voodoo2, it was often beaten by Voodoo2 SLI cards in direct comparisons. It was the successor to the company’s high-end Voodoo2 line and was based heavily upon the older Voodoo Banshee product.

Installation is not as straight-forward as Windows 98 does not detect the card. Last updated April 18, This technology allows for textures larger than the amount of available local graphics memory to be stored and retrieved without a performance penalty.

For Win the latest version is 1.

The refresh-rate is set just like those standard ones offered by windows. For overclockers, you can push up the core and memory speed up to Mhz using Power-Strip.

Clicking foodoo the 3dfx Tools icon, you get to enable some features unique to Voodoo3. The ‘Avenger’ graphics core was originally conceived immediately after Banshee. With more and more games using larger textures, the performance on 3dfx-based cards will begin to degrade.


In addition, the Voodoo3 consisted of one multi-texturing pipeline, the TNT series consisted of twin single texturing pipelines. Or the tweaking of Gamma with the de facto slider feature.

3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 PCI VGA Video Card

Enthusiasts discovered that it was possible to enable the disabled TMU with a simple registry alteration [9]. The Voodoo3’s RAMDACwhich took the rendered frame from the framebuffer and generated the gap image, performed a 2×2 goodoo or 4×1 line filter on the dithered image to almost reconstruct the original bit color render.

Views Read Edit View history. However, as this is just a pre-production board and you might not know what exactly comes in the retail box. Guess everybody must be wondering why 3dfx uses such a fearsome eye image for their new Voodoo3 promotion. From sources, ‘-G7’ refers to the ability to support up to MHz. My advice is to enable vooddoo feature as I personally find that there is not much difference after enabling it.

It did not have an analog output since it didn’t do 2D either.