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RUMORS talk about a prototype called RAMPAGE of an old 3dfx vga . Protype built on the month before the disappearing of 3dfx.......

It exists and we have this one ...

read the mainly features:

Next Generation Rendering Engine (VTA)
Next Generation Video Engine
16M tri/sec, 800MP/sec, Single textured.
Programmable Shading
Higher quality filtering
T-buffer based AA
AA With 2 textures and Anisotropic with no performance hit.
AA With 4 textures with no performance hit
Scalable Architecture
Integrated Bridge functionality
Full AGP Support in SLI
Two recursion modes
Before and after W divide
Applicable for bump mapping and procedural textures
Risc-like address op instruction model
Cubic Environment Mapping
Texture Compression
DirectX/DXT ,FXT1 compressed textures
YUV Texture formats
Massive Multitexturing: 8 textures each with different
filtering: point, bilinear, trilinear, anisotropic (up to 128-tap).
Massive Iterators: 8 ARGBSTW iterators: one per texture.
Texture Recursion (Address ops) : recursion in parallel or series on up to 4 textures
Any combination of 4 recursions on the 8 available textures Recursion allows one texture to perturb the values of another texture
Texture Computer (Pixel Shader)
Massive flexible math capability
texture combine unit: (a+b)*c+d feeding...
...color combine unit: (A+B)*C+D where each abcd and ABCD can be:
from any of iterator, texture, previous, registered and constant values.
manipulated independently with: x, -x, 1-x and x-0.5.
Compare based multiplexing:
texture and color: combine unit: (a-b)? c:d and
texture combine unit output summing
R+G+B may feed
color combine unit: .(a+b)*c+d, alpha and/or color channels Useful for intensity ops, dot products.
Register based combiners
Larger color component precision
13 bits per component
Precision maintained through alpha blenders.
Alpha Blender Logic Ops
Quad pixel pipeline
4 pixels-per-clock single textured (per chip)
4/N pixels per clock for N textures (per chip)
Scalable rendering: Up to four chips ganged together. No bridge chip required.
Optimized Geometry Pipeline.
Viewport Transforms and efficient host/graphics IO yield optimum performance
Works with (or without) Sage geometry co-processor
Larger color component precision
13 bits per component
Precision maintained through alpha blenders.
Alpha Blender Logic Ops
Quad pixel pipeline
4 pixels-per-clock single textured (per chip)
4/N pixels per clock for N textures (per chip)
Scalable rendering: Up to four chips ganged together. No bridge chip required.
Optimized Geometry Pipeline.
Viewport Transforms and efficient host/graphics IO yield optimum performance
Works with (or without) Sage geometry co-processor

ecc...

and it support programmable capabilities (like newest nvidia cards)

Are you interested on talking about it ?
 

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Well, it would've been great at the time, but since it's out of the cards (pun intended), what's the point in talking about it?

These days, no matter what company you like, be it <b>nVidia, ATi, or whatever,</b> no matter how logical your reasons, you're labeled an <b>idiot</b> or a <b>fanboy</b>, or <b>both.</b>
 

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but anyway it could be great to discover if they had good chance to fight against the big company like nvidia and ATI
 

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I'm not implying you're telling porkies, but since you're offering to prove it, please do...

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have at it, mate

These days, no matter what company you like, be it <b>nVidia, ATi, or whatever,</b> no matter how logical your reasons, you're labeled an <b>idiot</b> or a <b>fanboy</b>, or <b>both.</b>
 

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but anyway it could be great to discover if they had good chance to fight against the big company like nvidia and ATI

Are we rewriting history now? Back when nVidia launched the Riva 128, everyone laughed, because nVidia was the underdog. Then came the 128ZX, and everyone chuckled a little, then came the TNT cards and people started to notice, then the TNT2 cards, and that's when 3DFX fans (mostly older gamers) started verbally abusing nVidia buyers...

During most of that time, nVidia was an upstart, the underdog. And ATI was barely getting by in the 3D world, most of their cards were low end versions for OEMs.

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I didnt know any rampage cards, even prototypes were produced??? If you do have access to one, I want to see it.. I was waiting for that card.

Do you realize how much that would go for on ebay?
NO ONE could sell based of nostaligic value like 3dfx and you have (supposedly) a piece of history.

After rampage only the v5-6000 is so revered by 3dfx fans and next would be the voodoo1, only 3rd on the list because many (including myself) bought one and you can find em today around.

If i had lots of money to blow I would quickly offer you a couple grand for that card, are there any working drivers for the card?

Also does it have programmable TnL or static TnL?

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SHOW IT THEN^^

Proud Owner the Block Heater
120% nVidia Fanboy
PROUD OWNER OF THE GEFORCE FX 5900ULTRA <-- I wish this was me
I'd get a nVidia GeForce FX 5900Ultra... if THEY WOULD CHANGE THAT #()#@ HSF
 

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sorry for waiting , i'm asking to the owner the authorization to link him here , to show you some photo :)

only one prototype , cost €1200
 

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photo! photo! photo!

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ok , let's rock !!!!

<A HREF="http://www.elnportal.it/forum/viewtopic.php?t=282" target="_new">LINK N° ONE</A>
<A HREF="http://www.nexthardware.com/news3.php?artID=533&numpag=1" target="_new">ITALIAN LINK OF THE PROTOTYPE OWNER</A>
<A HREF="http://www.forumzone.it/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8572&FORUM_ID=40&CAT_ID=25&Topic_Title=RAMPAGE+IS+HERE+!!!&Forum_Title=Hardware+e+software" target="_new">ANOTHER ROCK LINK ;) </A>

this version is without saga engine , it was produced for low level (LOW LEVEL ; THINK ABOUT HIGH END !!!!!)

More news in a few days

i've typed right link in the second , sorry , my mistake :D<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by gorion on 07/20/03 06:53 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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AHHAAHHAHAH LMAO!!

That last link is funny as hell! (the second one didnt work for me).

"Foto,Foto,Foto,Foto,Foto,Foto,Foto,.....Screenshot,Screenshot,Screenshot,Screenshot,Screenshot,Screenshot,Screenshot,Screenshot,Screenshot..."

Funny that they say screenshot too! Cant they use their own words for screen, and shot, and put them together??? How lame.

"UN SOLO GRIDO

UN SOLO ALLARME

AMIGA SEI GRANDE!

AMIGA SEI GRANDE!"

Heehehehehehehe.

Foreigners are funny. (Latin America sucks dude.)

But hey, I don't see YOU in that picture!

That proves nothing!

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WHOA THATS CRAZY!

Theres a space between every line in that post. That wasn't even intentional...

Its hard to read it like that!

THERES NO STRUCTURE!

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that proves nothing ?


LOL stay tuned , i don't have this sample , that's why i'm not in the picture lol

If you take a while , i show you something more the next days ;)

i know who has it ;)
 

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If I take a while doing what?! Taking a crap!?

LOL!

This guy cracks me up.

Spanglish and Engrish, the 2 funniest languages on Earth!

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That is one big a$$ card!

will...just about every family in america was a foreigner at one time...so i sudgest you shut up.

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K we'll stay tuned.. lol
you must be bored or something

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Every family in America was a foreigner at one time... hmm, thats funny.. I dont remember being a foreigner.. nor my parents, or even my great great grandparents for that matter!!

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

It was just light-hearted humor anyways.

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Hmm. Here I thought I was going to have to travel across the country-side with some of my companions, slay a dragon, and enter a mythical cave to get one.
 

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