By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Voodoo5 Review , Firingsquad, In such a situation, the Voodoo5 would have the clear advantage from the standpoint of raw power. What we have today is the Voodoo5 that 3dfx needs to do reasonably well to keep them afloat until their next generation product. One of the design goals for the VSA was scalability. The successor to the Voodoo 5 series, codenamed “Rampage”, was already planned and had been in development for years.

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Theoretically, anywhere from 1 to 32 VSA GPUs could be run in parallel on a single graphics card, and the fillrate of the card would increase proportionally. The results showed that the Voodoo 5 outperformed the GeForce 2 Ultra and Radeonwhich were the fastest iterations of the GeForce 2 and Radeon R lines, respectively.

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Memory capacity and bandwidth is separately dedicated to each VSA processor. The limitation of vvoodoo5 x px maximum texture dimensions was also addressed and VSA can use up to px x px textures.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The key is 3dfx’s T-Buffer, named for its vvoodoo5 Gary Tarolli, that provides a number of special effects, including FSAA, motion blur, depth of field, 3dxf soft shadows.

Compared to the single-chip GeForce and Radeon cards, a Voodoo5 is burdened with much redundancy and a complicated board. One of the design goals for the VSA was scalability. Log in Don’t have an account? This mechanism allows for creation of effects such as motion blur if used temporally and anti-aliasing if used spatially.


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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. There were five revisions of the Voodoo 5 This was an early alpha of the card primarily used for photos and testing purposes.

In terms of features, 3dfx wouldn’t be hurting nearly as bad as they would be the only one with a reasonable FSAA implementation since the GeForce is simply not voovoo5 enough to perform FSAA at playable frame rates in most games. When rendering to the T-buffer, VSA can store the combined outputs of several frames. The VSA supports a hardware accumulation buffer, known as the “T-buffer”. Let’s take a look and see if the Voodoo5 has a chance.

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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. It was built on a nm semiconductor manufacturing process, as with Voodoo3. Could have, would have, should have doesn’t matter for today. In such a situation, the Voodoo5 would have the clear advantage from the standpoint of raw power.

Most of the problems seen in earlier revisions were fixed, although there may have been glitches while in anti-aliasing mode on some cards. Most of the prototype cards utilized a standard internal power supply molex power connector. This voodoo5 had MB of 5.


Unfortunately the production cost of the Voodoo5 would have likely hampered its competitiveness from a profitability standpoint.

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This is the first 3dfx graphics chip to support full bit color depth in 3D, compared to bit color depth with all previous designs. It was rumored that GeForce 2 Ultra was intended to prevent 3dfx taking the lead with their Voodoo 5 Most of the known cards are revision A from week 37, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Rendering calculations are bits wide in VSA but the operands and results are stored as bit. The Voodoo 5 was the last and most powerful graphics card line that 3dfx Interactive released.

However, our sources tell us that the components that are in short supply are the VSA chips themselves, which makes sense given the situation at hand.

It used only one VSA chip and did not need an additional power connection. Voofoo5 would have been an external device that would connect to an AC outlet.

Times have certainly changed – there’s no doubt about that.