Discussion in 'Videocards - 3dfx' started by trevormacro, Dec 3, 2011.
Tech nostalgia...AWESOME. If 3DFX is still around, the gpu race would have been much more interesting...
Way more interesting....
^ Man, I couldn't agree more. With 3dfx still in the mix, we'd all have a wide array of competitive cards to choose from and a much newer version of the Glide API available. It would be neat to see how games today would make use of a new and greatly improved Glide, instead of the same old same old.
Those beautiful times when video drivers worked perfectly and were around 3mb of size ! Now we have 200mb drivers that DONT WORK !!!!!!! aaaaaaaarghhhhhhhhh
Thumbs up really cool
The Voodoo5 6000 Gold SE on my new Supermicro Motherboard:
Your opinions about these tests?
So cool !
my oppinion: interesting, it brings me a nostalgic feeling back. nice setup.
Would like to see the test runs on 3d mark 2001 and older ^^
Ah! 3DFX, my first silicone based chip to overclock.
I remember this website I found that sold an OC kit for 15.00 bones for the V3 5000.
If I remember correctly? The kit had a good fan, mounting hardware, instructions and a tweaked drive CD.
There needs to be a Hall of Voodoo to remember the beginnings.
Quake 3 Demo001 Benchmark:
1024x768 @ 32Bit
texture/model quality at max
OpenGL as API
Voodoo5 6000 Gold SE @199 MHz
^ thats awesome. I remember my 3dfx Quake days... ahh the memories :infinity:
That is so awesome to see ! I don't have a Voodoo 5 6000 but I do have a small collection of older graphics cards from 1999-2001 (boxed also).
Doom 3 playdemo:
- OpenGL32.dll MesaFx 220.127.116.11 with DooM 3
- Comparaison @166 MHz and @199 MHz...
- In console: playdemo activate_demo1.demo
Doom 3 Benchmark:
- In console: timedemo activate_demo1.demo
Very nice to see what these old beasts can do
I got an old Dell Dimension Txxx series with an old Voodoo 3 and a Pentium 3 slot A CPU @ 650mhz to run HL2 max settings no lag! I can only imagine what can be done with Voodoo 5!
Love to see what you could do with a 680 classified, your custom fans, and the EVGA EVBot.
Do you remember the V5k6 GOLD SE with aircooled system?
Who want to see the update?
3,5 ns with watercooling system.
Good idea to compare with a 6ns card?
This is just way too f*** awesome