The word “Scalable” refers to the fact that multiple chips can be run in parallel, signifying the long awaited return of SLI to 3dfx’s product line. Default BIOS settings did not work in my case. Even Direct3D games run pretty well on this, somewhat comparable to a GeForce2 in terms of performance. Of course,the choice was obvious, I need it a video card capable of glide, and what better choice I had, then the best Voodoo card witch hit the market? You just need enough samples.

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The Voodoo also features a new SLI scheme. All of the later revisions had the four chips mounted in a row. While the most powerful graphics cards today use at most two GPUs on a single board, the Voodoo uses a mind boggling two hundred and thirty-three VSA chips. Most of the prototype cards utilized a standard internal power supply molex power connector.

3dfx Voodoo5 5500

Why I bought this old grafic card? My chip revision could only overclock from stock to MHz without visual artifacts, and it still generated tons of vsa-10, so Vs-a100 installed 2 more Titan TT-CUV2AB on the back of the board and it cooled the chips effectively and I was able to get mhz with minor artifacts, but didn’t freeze in Benchmarks. Gigapixel was a leader in tile based rendering architectures.

On the Voodoo2, the interface was a multi-board, analog solution that required very strict timing control and identical boards.


Compared to the single-chip GeForce and Radeon cards, a Voodoo5 is burdened with much redundancy and a complicated board. 3dfd from ” https: The Voodoo 5 is the unreleased high-end product in the Voodoo5 line.

3dfx 3Dfx VSA-100 (V555464) 64MB AGP Graphics adapter

It used only one VSA chip and did not need an additional power connection. About this product Product Information The Voodoo5 from 3dfx is the next stage in the evolution of ultra-high resolution gaming.

Vsa-10 the memory is setup to be completely shared, texture data has to be repeated for each VSA chip. Skip to main content.

At the launch, 3dfx claimed that they would get better yields out of the tried and true 0. This mechanism allows for 3dcx of effects such as motion blur if used temporally and anti-aliasing if used spatially. Because the card used more power than the AGP specification allowed for, a special power supply called Voodoo Volts had to be included with it.

A piece of history. The chip itself is composed of 14 million transistors, a little more than half the count of the original GeForce, and is manufactured on an enhanced 0.

Voodoo 5 – Wikipedia

There’s some secret mojo in how we split the workload that I can’t get into but let’s just say that it involves Gigapixel technology. This special Glide version of the demo uses T-buffer technology for butter-smooth bokeh.


An excellent card for late 90’s video games with glide support.

There are bit data bits, a data valid bit, and a clock. Sticking to this purist expression Voodoo technology, the VSA chip has not been altered in any way. The other big change is the SLI interface. The limitation of px x px maximum texture dimensions was also addressed and VSA can use up to px x px textures. Post your comments here.

After ten years of secretive development, they are finally ready to show the world what they’ve created. All members of the family were based upon the VSA graphics processor.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The world never really got to see what it was capable of. Memory vwa-100 and bandwidth is separately dedicated to each VSA processor.

Burke was reluctant when asked about power requirements. There were five revisions of the Voodoo 5 In their spare time, and with the company’s tacit consent, they’ve been working on a revolutionary graphics card based on 3dfx technology.