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The Voodoo 6 8000

By Top_gun
Nov 28, 2002
  1. THIS IS A VIDEO CARD...

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  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I think that someone posted this on the old forums like 2 years ago or something. I knew it was something someone had knocked up on Abode Photoshop then as well.... ;)
     
  3. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 394

    bit silly really :)

    i used to like voodoo :'(

    RIP buddy
     
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Agreed Greeno :)

    Phant> Unc posted something like it on the old forums... Though his didn't have the same text... It was... a wee bit.. more positive than this one...
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    The sad thing is, that card really isn't all that impressive compared to what we have now - EVEN THOUGH it is a hoax. ;)

    It was probably made over two years ago.. I remember seeing similiar things with "AGP 8x" and "500Mhz" speed etc.. They were meant to be a representation of satirically rediculous hardware with equally rediculous specifications, making fun of 3Dfx's approach.

    What's cool is this stuff is becoming real now. :) .. And without the twenty VSA chips I might.
     
  6. cogenmaster

    cogenmaster TS Rookie Posts: 132

    Voodoo

    I had a Vodoo5 from day one and I still miss that card. It got to where the drivers were just not supported anymore, but as far I am concerned that card would still look better then my Geforce givin proper drivers. 3DFX's anti-alaising was really impressive.

    Happy Holidays
     
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    I never did like 3DFx. Nvidia always seemed to come above. The Voodoo series was good for video editing n' such. I do wish we had more companies making chipsets than ATI and Nvidia. It would be nice to have a decent variaty. Dont you think?
     
  8. bretty

    bretty TS Rookie Posts: 138

    I have a Voodoo2, a Voodoo3 too.

    These were the best things in the world. I can remenber the first time I sw the Quake2 demo in 3d.....My carpet was wet after that.

    3dfx were the pioneers of gaming graphics, and If nVidia didnt sue them...they probably still would be.

    That fact that the Voodoo4/5 took to long to come out was a direct result of the court battle between the two graphics monsters.
    I'll just leave it at that.......Long live ATi *strokes the Bright red 9700PRO in case*
     
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    3Dfx was literally an undisputed king during their V1 - V3 days. nVidia did make superior products though and 3Dfx fell behind the tech curve.

    It looks like nVidia might be falling a little behind against ATI too, but I'm sure we'll see nVidia pick back up again. :)

    I loved my V3.. But that was many years ago. The V4 and V5 series were products of souped up, old technology... Much like an old station wagon with a rocket attatched to the back.
     
  10. NV30

    NV30 TS Rookie Posts: 339

    Haha twice the price of a GF but half the performance. :)
     
  11. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,764

    Maximum PC did an article on that card but it had 4 processors and needed so much juice that it had to have its own power supply.
     
     
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