3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 video card reverse engineered and re-created by enthusiast

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  1. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    That was an april fool's thingy if I remembered correct, yuppers, Bitchin' fast.

    Speaking about the crysis in the video:

    I Remembered back in the days when I had the 2 fastest cards at that time when crysis came out:

    ATI's: 2900 XTX

    Nvidia's: 8800GTX

    Remembered playing the online beta at that time.

    Can it run crysis at that time? HELL NO, If I remembered correctly, 8800GTX pulled couple more fps but I believe it was below 15 fps, virtually it was like unplayable, more like a benchmark tool at that time.
     
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  2. kanenas

    kanenas Member Guru

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    I vividly remember the hours I wasted on Need for speed high stakes with the Voodoo 5500 in glide api
     
  3. TimmyP

    TimmyP Master Guru

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    PCIe 1x is virtually the same thing as PCI. One used to be able to dremel off the back of a little 1x and install an entire PCI card in it. There are also simple convertors less than 10 bucks that will convert any PCI 1x-16x to a PCI slot. Using one with a DDL sound card.
     
  4. rafaellorena

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    i was there... with emulator, no cash to buy one of those for my "not gamer pc" if i was in shinny leds my pc wouldn't need the turbo button
     

  5. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    No... one was never able to do that and I don't know where you're getting that impression from. The slots are not only electrically and functionally very different, but they don't even have the same physical dimensions relative to the left side of the motherboard.

    You're probably confusing the idea of inserting an x16 card into an x1 slot, which is a very different thing.
     
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    Aura89 Ancient Guru

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    This was never a thing.

    PCI-Express 1.0 1x was the same speed as PCI, but you could not dremel out the back end of a PCI-E 1x slot and insert a normal sized PCI card into it, there's not even a chance of that ever possibly working. You can however insert a PCI-Express 4x-16x card into a 1x card slot as long as it's opened or you have dremmeled it out, with little to no issues other then the lack of speed (it really depends on the device for the issue)

    You are correct however in terms of converting PCI-Express to PCI, but...not sure why you'd do it with a PCI-Express x16 slot

    [​IMG]

    But as you can see, processing needs to be done to convert the signals, it's not otherwise compatible unless processed to do so.
     
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    guru of voodoo was the name i think
     
  8. Thunk_It

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    I remember upgrading to a 3dfx voodoo video card (can't recall which model). But I was very pleased with the upgrade! Thank you Hilbert for posting this article.
     
  9. Sixtyfps

    Sixtyfps Master Guru

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    Brings back memories of my Voodoo 3. My friend and i were able to get it into my HP with a 350 mhz Pentium 2. I miss that card RIP
     
  10. XP-200

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    These won't be true 3DFX cards until they emulate the intense scary CLICK of the crt monitor when they activate through the passthrough cable. lol
     

  11. moab600

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    Had Voodoo 3 3500 TV edition and it allowed me to play Emperor Battle For Dune with pretty good speed on my awful P2.
     
  12. Evildead666

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    I have one of these for an Adaptec 29160 SCSI card. Works really well.
     
  13. Freitlein

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    I also was a victim of the hype and bought the Diamond Monster 2. I run some demos and played Quake and Unreal. Then this card was already outdated because it was limited to 640x480 resolution. My main card, an ATI Rage 3D was the better choice for playing glide and D3D patched games. Then already Riva TNTs rush in, fast followed by Geforce 256 and so on, Nvidia, Nvidia, Nvidia. Original Voodoo cards never was an option for me again. The Rage 3D was a longlife thingy and today I must say the ATI/AMD GPUs I had was sitting much longer (at least double the time) in my PCs than a lot of Nvidia GPUs (but psst). Maybe I was enjoying real life and that's why I never bought Voodoo 3 and above again, but I think I was just busy with hardware that I didn't need to change. ;)
     
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    A legend in PCIe to put it on more reliable motherboard... really great work.
     
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    You make me feel like we are really really old :)
     

  16. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The Voodoo Guru :)
     
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    @schmidtbag sone dare devils even saw the cards excess pins!
     
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    Any pics of that website, perhaps the wayback machine has it?
     
  19. passenger

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    I still want one on my shelf.
     
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    I love tinkering like this. Well done. ^_^
     
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