I did try a much higher speed of Mhz however the system crash upon booting. Actually, the model tested here perform at a similar level of what a Voodoo2 SLI is capable of. These are the 3D Features: Running the latest 3DMark 99Max which was just released last month to public. Another thing that is definitely worth a look will be to see how this card will fare when the MHz version of TNT2 arrived from companies like Leadtek and Guillemot.

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Overall, the quality from a first look seems quite inferior. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. Opt for this 3dfx Voodoo3 card if you want the most advanced technology of today but do not want extra frills of TV-output available on the series.

Voodoo3 came as the 2nd chipset in 3dfx’s history to have a full 2D and 3D engine built-in. Below are shots showing the 3dfx videeo box which list out all the technical information of the card, including the BIOS version, driver revision and release date.

I did try a much higher speed of Mhz however the system crash upon booting. Voodoo3 current driver are still not quite optimised for “3D Now” but I did not have a chance to validate it. However, do bear in mind that the SDRAM will most probably be able to overclock pass MHz if you use a ‘Powerstrip’ or similar utility to tweak the card.

After going through various photoshots of the Voodoo3 family tree, I notice 3dfc the heatsink size vary for all 3 models as the holds the smallest heatsink of all. Installation is not as straight-forward as Windows 98 does not detect the card.


A Mhz clock rate will be more than sufficient to run today’s most demanding games and 2D applications.

The bad point is of course the lack of bit option while running games. With the centering and screen adjustment option, I was able to adjust it correctly to fit the TV.

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

Pre-setup notably featured a guardband clipper eventually part of hardware transformation and lighting but the pixel pipeline was a conventional single-issue, dual-texture design almost identical to that featured on Voodoo2, but capable of working on bit image data as opposed to Voodoo2’s pure bit output.

Again, all the comments and results above vokdoo3 based on the pre-release board and driver provided to me. What I am covering here is the 3dfx Voofoo3 option which will not not be available on the retail version of this card. Hopefully this is true as I am sure many will be disappointed if the games bundled are all the same throughout the 3 series.

The Voodoo3 chip often dubbed 3ddx Banshee2 due to the similarity between the 2 design has a markedly similar architecture but has been shrunk from.

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

This page was last edited on 27 Julyat The last set of drivers officially released for the Voodoo 3 on Win9x was version 1. Bulldozing throught the Voodoo3 But neverthless the Voodoo 2 cards are definitely top notch in terms of performance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


I ran the games at x and they were as good as if not better than playing on TNT based cards. Although the Voodoo3 was a replacement for the Voodoo2, it was often beaten by Voodoo2 SLI cards in direct comparisons. All the results above are still based on the driver version 4.

I am sure the retail 3dfx Tools will be very much improved with the quality STB desktop tools that many of us are familar with. However, a controversy arose over what happened next. Com, accessed August 30, But in the near future, you can expect the next wave of games to use much larger textures than we’re already used to. In addition, the Voodoo3 consisted of one multi-texturing pipeline, the TNT series consisted of twin single texturing pipelines.

3dfx Voodoo3 3500 TV AGP 16mb Video Card

Notice that all of the Voodoo3 cards are based on a human eye image. Actually, the model tested here perform at a similar level of what a Voodoo2 SLI is capable of.

As this is still the raw pre-release driver and desktop utility, I am sure 3dfx will put in some inprovement on its final realease and put in more tweaking tools which has always being available on STB’s older cards. I personally dislike the idea of squeezing 3 pieces of PCI boards into the limited space.