Voodoo 5 6000 Vs the world

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If anyone experiences the following problem

"trails to the right" on his/hers desktop (especially where the background is bright-see word/excel/autocad) have in mind that it is cause by the GPU of the graphics card.There is nothing wrong with the monitor,cables,M/B,ram etc,or any other factors (magnetic fields etc).Put the card back in the box and head back to where you bought it from.

My card was a CLUB 3D ATI 9200 128mb ram.I tried everything (format,bla,bla,bla...) without result.Then I changed the card.Voila


Now to get to the point.I was surfing the other days on ebay where I noticed a V5 6000 on sale!The auction ended somewhere at 800$.With half that money you get a brand new GF6 (although I would get the brand new ATI which has yet to come....hehe).So I was wandering if we had a card like V5 6000 how well would it make it to the tests?IMO it would be sth like a radeon 8500,or a gf4 4200?M?
 

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well, stamps are just old paper with print on them, why do they cost thousands of dollars to buy new ones? cause they are rare. rare stuff get expensive, u just wait, in 10 year a 5800Ultra will worth 2 times the amount of the newest card out.

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only if nvidia goes out of buisness soon. its not that they are rare, its that it was the last effort of a phenominal company that just didnt make it.

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only if nvidia goes out of buisness soon. its not that they are rare, its that it was the last effort of a phenominal company that just didnt make it.
Amen. My heart still aches for 3Dfx ...


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But surely they were on the way out anyway? I mean cards with 2 or 4 gpus......they must've been weak individually right?

I don't remeber it, but did 3dfx get bought by nvidia in the geforce 256 days?

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So my Vodoo3 3500 put on EBay should be like 400$? Common baby, get me an X800!

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only if nvidia goes out of buisness soon. its not that they are rare, its that it was the last effort of a phenominal company that just didnt make it.

It's not just that either. The card is extremely rare because it was never produced. Only a select few engineering samples were made... and people want to get a hold of them because it is truly a unique card. I doubt that if the Voodoo 4 were the last gasp and 3Dfx didn't produce it that there would be the demand there is for the Voodoo 5 6000. We're talking the only card with 4 GPUs and an external power adapter.

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Man I have a voodoo 5 5500 in the original box stickers and software and all. I wonder if thats worth anything.
 

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If I had spare cash (I don’t mean right now but generally :eek:) I would buy V5 5500 64Mb factory sealed in the original box as a sentimental value type of thing. I have this card in one of my PCs and I don’t think I will ever replace it even though now I have a spare Cf3Ti-500 Deluxe.

How much I would be willing to pay for a boxed V5 5500 I don’t know, but I suppose if I did have cash to throw around I would pay up to $500.

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??? 500$ man I dont think i paid that when it was new, maybe 300? I cant remember. But I swear to god nvidia swallowed up 3dfx really soon after I bought that damn card and I was so pissed. The card also displayed tribes 2 textures wrong, so it went back in the box quick and I went out and got a geforce 2. Eh I guess people collect different things and have there own reasons on value. But If I could get 100$ for that thing I'd sell it in a heartbeat. I just cant imagine anyone paying any money for an obsolete pci graphics card. But then again people spend thousands of dollars on old baseball cards.
 

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Oh, it is PCI... Mine is AGP. Yeah, I think they had several versions of the same card AGP and PCI as well as 32 and 64Mb versions. The one I have was the top of the line Voodoo 5 5500. I would not buy a PCI version for sentimental reasons anyway :eek:)

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Mine is a 5500 64mb as well with a pci not agp bus. I guess it was a good card at the time, but I didnt really give it a chance. Its huge though lol! I also checked on ebay just to see if I could get something for it. It appears as though the pci version is only bringing in about 70$ I guess. The agp vers. is about the same maybe even lower. That 6000 thats for sale is a real engineering sample encased in glass<A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=40157&item=4128018673&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW" target="_new">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=40157&item=4128018673&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW</A>, strictly a display model. I guess I can understand why someone would collect something like that. I wouldnt want it though. Not for 800$ anyway
 

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Voodoo 5500 vs voodoo 6000 vs Geforce Mx440 vs Radeon 9200

Hmmmmmm who would win


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encased in glasshttp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=40157&item=4128018673&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW, strictly a display model. I guess I can understand why someone would collect something like that. I wouldnt want it though. Not for 800$ anyway
I would if I had sapre $800 [sad]

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