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voodoo 5 6000 wish i could find one ...

i know voodoo never had the chance to be as fast as ge-force cards it was always special for me .. i wish i could have a voodoo 5-6000 i would love to test it... my first graphics card was a voodoo banshee... was really a good card.. asus v3200 :) anyhow .. i think some ppl like me will always love 3Dfx :) Rest In Peace..
 

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It's time for you to move on.

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3DFX refused to be competitive in the industry, so they died. This is what happens when a company gets proud and lazy. Their strong points were in Glide and OpenGL, Glide is dead and there are much better OpenGL cards on the market now.

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hey guys calm down .. i am not saying voodoo cards were or are best.. :)) their performance is terrible now .. but well i think u should respect what they have done for the gamers... plus the boxes they were designing ... :)) nvidia can never ever make something like that ... a company sometimes needs personality to hava a fanatic group of lovers... thats what nvidia can never have :)) look at those disgusting nvidia logos.. and boxes.... and look at voodoo boxes... anyway .. dont tell me .. 3dfx cards give this fps but my gforce fx is faster than that .. anyway .. anyway .. zzzzzz!!!
 

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YOU CALM DOWN!

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did u ever have a vooodoo card... i just had a banshee it was runing really good but sometimes it was crashing ... cos it wasnt sitting properly in the agp slot.. good old days.. (it was asus v3200 banshee and was $130 or something like that)..
 

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I bought my Voodoo3 3000 for $130 with my employee discount. It was $199 at the time. I used it in my second machine until just a couple weeks ago when I gave that machine away. I still have 2 V3 3000's sitting around though. It was a great card.

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yeah that was my dream ... i was still studying at the uni. back than :) i could only get a banshee.. the adds. for the voodoo 3 was something like ... "Meet the fastest graphics card family on earth" and then under that it was voodoo 3 2000 and 3 3000 .. i was looking at that page over n over :))
 

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The obsession with 3dFX and the Voodoo series is similar to that of the Dreamcast in the game world. People just won't let it die. And nor will I. I LOVE my Dreamcast!!!

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Dreamcasts have better graphics than Gamecubes IMO

and Dreamcasts were released like, years ago


my friend who owns one, plays Divx movies and PS1/NES/SNES Roms on it as well. its a versatile system. i wonder why it failed? no games?

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yeah some components are like obsession.. i used to love voodoo even it wasnt the fastest one .. they had those most amazing boxes.. anyway .. voodoo will never die .. i'll go on ebay now and will buy a voodoo 5 5500 :)) before they are sold for 2000$ like the voodoo 6000 :))
 

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the dreamcast is like the 9700, fx5800 story, but with a few differences.

The dreamcast died because of all the speculation of the ps2, gamecube (dolphin!), and the Xbox (lame). I would have bought one, but I held off for a PS2!! (which is better anyways IMO). But thats one main reason why it died, speculation of future "better" products. Also it didnt have quite the game support:)

The difference in the 9700, fx5800 story, is that the 9700 DID NOT DIE! And did extremely well.

But the circumstances were a bit different.

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I miss my pc with 3 slots taken up by video cards :)

Matrox Millenium II 8mb, Voodoo2 12mb, Voodoo2 12mb, 2 11k scsi drives (i think it was 11), and a killa pentium 2. Yah just can't beat the voodoo2 in sli mode :) I would love to see a "high end" graphics card work in sli mode now :) multiprocessors! :)

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Good luck even finding one.

I seem to remember an article about the Voodoo 6000 which stated that only 50 samples were ever made.

I can't remember the source. It was an old article and even then it was a nostalgic after the fact piece.

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Oops! I should have read ahead. Never mind.

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Voodoo is the Sh1t! I still got a V3 3K running in my third rig. I haven't tried to play game on it in about two years though.

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What is it with the boxes? Have you seen the ATI 9800 PRO box, its pretty cool, it doesn't matter whats on the box, it whats in the box that counts. I've got an old VooDoo 3 3000, just keeping it for the heck of it, it was king in its day, I was told that Nvidia had bought out 3DFX, is that true? Stepped over to the ATI side myself, the 9800 PRO is one bad ass card, its twice what my GF4 TI4400 was but change comes and we move on.

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I hated the day when 3dfx was bought out by nvidia.. but i followed suit to nvidia with those ex 3dfx engineers.

I'm glad 3dfx has other fanatic followers, I bought the voodoo 1 from a relative of mine for $150.. a good deal in the day. Seemed like the v1 has sooo many features compared to everything else and creamed em on speed too..
wish we could get a company school everyone like 3dfx did to NV/ATI/S3/Hercules/Matrox back then.

I did some 3dfx enthusiast experiments with my old voodoo 1 about a year back, I got Quake 3 Arena running on a P1-133 at about 20fps steady! Although at 640x480.. :smile:
Honestly thats commendable for such ancient tech on something like Q3A.
I gave the Diamond Monster 3D (voodoo1) to a friend of mine (I kinda want it back now...) and gave my voodoo 3 2000 to my little cousins.. kinda want that one back now too!!!

I think if I ask for the v1 back someday I'll give it the royal treatment it deserves and put it in a glass case in the computer room.
Or breath new life into it by watercooling the processor and ram chips (all 2MB).... hmmmm.

I remember my 3dfx board got killer FPS in quake while my neighbors ATI got 10fps! LOL.

After 3dfx, I came oh so close to buying a Kyro2 card...
tile based rendering!!

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i have a diamond voodoo 1 plus an asus v3200 voodoo banshee and a creative 3d blaster banshee and now i want a voodoo 3 3000 and a voodoo 5 5500 i'll get em on ebay .. i still love 3dfx .. they made a dream come true for gamers while nvidia didnt even know how to dream. even i am using radeon now i still miss my voodoo's .. :) and btw you can see their creativity even on their boxes .. not a butterfly girl like soft sexy animal like humans..
 

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Yeah NV sucked then, then got better, ATI sucked much longer, then got.. well a little better :smile:
A V5 would be a nice card for older glide based games.
I (being the tightwad I can be) was waiting for the good V4.. hehe that never happened they were so low performing.

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