This is in fact,an upgrade from Voodoo 3 The other big change is the SLI interface. Skip to main content. Regarding noise, it’s pretty quiet. This item doesn’t belong on this page. The results showed that the Voodoo 5 outperformed the GeForce 2 Ultra and Radeon , which were the fastest iterations of the GeForce 2 and Radeon R lines, respectively. Post your comments here.
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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Dual processor offers SLI equivalent performace. Not having to piggyback off a primary adapter, like in earlier Voodoo’s, means no compatibility issues. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
Voodoo 5 – Wikipedia
Compared to the single-chip GeForce and Radeon cards, a Voodoo5 is burdened with much redundancy and a complicated board. A major drawback to this method of performance scaling is that various parts of hardware are needlessly duplicated on the cards and board complexity increases with each additional processor.
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Most of the problems seen in earlier revisions were fixed, although there may have been glitches while in anti-aliasing mode on some cards. You may also like. This page was last edited on 3ffx November vsa-010, at For more information on those technologies read our in depth coverage of the T-Buffer here.
However, the process was tweaked with a 6th metal layer to allow for better density and speed, and the transistors have a slightly shorter gate length and thinner gate oxide. However, it was early in its development and only approximately twenty working cards were produced before 3dfx went bankrupt, and most assets were purchased by NVIDIA in late Support for x textures has 3dx been implemented into the VSA, thus the VSA offers essentially everything the Voodoo3 lacked and was criticized for tremendously.
The name of the chip is an abbreviation for “Voodoo Scalable Architecture. All members of the family were based upon the VSA graphics processor.
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It was rumored that GeForce 2 Ultra was intended to prevent 3dfx taking the lead with their Voodoo 5 Furthermore, the analog signal was prone to degradation as it passed over a short cable inside the PC. Views Read Vsz-100 View history. No extra slot to sacrifice. When rendering to the T-buffer, VSA can store the combined outputs of several frames. People 3fdx send me emails with pictures of their Voodoo board collections.
The Voodoo 5 was the last and most powerful graphics card line that 3dfx Interactive released. The other big change is the SLI interface. View the discussion thread.
Webarchive template wayback links. Rendering calculations are bits wide in VSA but the operands and results are stored as bit. Well, first vsx-100, first. There is support for up to way SLI, which Quantum 3D will likely produce for extremely high-end applications.
Default BIOS settings did not work in my case. A single Slot 1 CPU with factory heatsink is louder than this whole card.
3dfx 3Dfx VSA-100 (V555464) 64MB AGP Graphics adapter
The Voodoo also features a new SLI scheme. On the Voodoo2, the interface was a multi-board, analog solution that required very strict timing control and identical boards. Why I bought this old grafic card? Little is known about this series except that this is the final revision.