My advice is to enable this feature as I personally find that there is not much difference after enabling it. Single pass multitexturing has once again been implemented on this chip. With more and more games using larger textures, the performance on 3dfx-based cards will begin to degrade. Notice the new coporate name change for 3dfx from the old ‘3Dfx’ to the current ‘3dfx’. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Simple as it might seem, you will truely appreciate the feature if you compare it to older cards which also have TV out but whose screen was not centered as it did not allow adjustment. Whether you are buying the , or the top-of-the-line Voodoo3, you will still be getting the same Voodoo3 chipset other than the different clock rate and memory speed.

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Or the tweaking of Gamma with the de facto slider feature.

Much was made of Voodoo3 christened ‘Avenger’ and its bit color rendering limitation. Overall, the quality from a first look seems quite inferior. However, there are very few entertaining titles out there currently that will show an incredible performance improvement using AGP texturing due to texture sizes.

Price wise it is still 3xfx high compared to other cards in the market as it will lack the TV-out feature to sweeten this deal. As long as the TNT2 based graphics cards are not in the market, this card vooxoo remain the current powerhouse with an overall impressive architect which chips like ATI’s Rage based cards or the TNT cannot met with.

Voodoo3 came as the 2nd chipset in 3dfx’s history to have a full 2D and 3D engine built-in. The internal organisation of Avenger was not complex. The quality of this pre-production board looks rather shabby in terms of quality. My advice is to enable this feature as I personally find that there is not much difference after enabling it. With the purchase of STB Systems, 3dfx had acquired several popular brand names.


When the retail version of the arrived, I will do a retest using the AMD chip to determine the fact. This definitely do not justify the need to pay over a hundred dollars or so for a small increase in performance. Can a Voodoo4 be the solution? 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 xgp tweak the card.

This is proved by the fact that both the memory and chip are clocked foodoo MHz, 7MHz short of its theoretical limit.

3dfx 3Dfx Voodoo 3 (V32416) 16MB AGP Graphics adapter

Avenger’s other remarkable features included the bit GDI accelerator debuted in Banshee. However, I am unable to enable the desktop icon on the bottom left of the screen as similar to Viodoo or other brands.

With the centering and screen adjustment option, I was able to adjust it correctly to fit the TV.

The Desktop voodol has all the important items from the display properties. It was the successor to the company’s high-end Voodoo2 line and was based heavily upon the older Voodoo Banshee product.

MS DirectX Version 6.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. User also have to be content with the 16MB memory which might seem a little weak in the future.


MS Windows 98 Build 4. For Win the latest version is 1. This review board is based on 0.


Dual monitor support with V1. 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. Running the latest 3DMark 99Max which was just released last month to public.

To save framebuffer space, the Voodoo3’s rendering output was dithered to 16 bit. Here’s a shot of while running the 3DMark 99 Max benchmark The voodlo allow you to select quite a few 3000x like the signal type and also the ability to center the screen on your TV.

Compared to the black PCB used on the version, the quality of the card seems to be of 5 years older. Actually, the model tested here perform at a similar level of what a Voodoo2 3dfz is capable of.

This definitely means a lot since the 3DMark 99Max results above have already proved that the Savage 3D and RIVA TNT are of no match to this latest generation chip, notice the results on multi-texturing fill rate which the Voodoo3 shines high.