Discussion in 'Videocards - 3dfx' started by PeteRoy, Feb 1, 2024.
3dfx Voodoo 5 in 2024, does it still work?
I just recently set up an AMD Slot-A system with a 750MHz Athlon and a V5 5500. I half expected the entire thing to catch fire on start-up since it hasn't run in nearly two decades. But, it went well. Booted right into Windows98 SE, and I even discovered a lot of my Unreal/Unreal Tournament maps I created back when I taught myself the editor.
While I'm not considering moving away from Win98 on this platform, (although I do have a beta Win2000 driver someone slipped out the door before Nvidia gobbled-up 3dfx), I am most definitely going to place this into a more modern case, since the original one was an example of it's era. You know, multiple 80mm fans running full-blast. They're not the legendary Deltas, but they're still pretty loud. I've no less than three PSUs that are heavy on the 5V rail, current-wise, which is what these old platforms want. And quite a few IDE hard drives for additional storage.
I have my Dad to thank for this system, and for allowing his renegade daughter to fool with it back then. I called him to tell him it was running without any drama, to which he replied, "Of course it is."
Of course it is.
Would be awesome to see photos of the beast when you set it up in a new case