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Voodoo3 2000 VS nVidia TNT2 M64

By kewlbloke2002
Feb 15, 2002
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  1. Hey,

    At the moment I have in my machine a Voodoo3 2000 PCI. I havejust received off a friend a nVidia Riva TNT2 M64.

    Which one is better for 3d gaming?

    also if anyone knows how much memory does this card hold??

    Thanks :)
  2. kewlbloke2002

    kewlbloke2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also....if I do use the TNT2 what do i run my games in (UT) openGL or D3D?

    (I have heard that OpenGL on TNT2 cards is dodgy?!?!)

    Thanks
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    PCI Video Card?!

    The TNT2, easily. The M64 is the low end TNT2, with only a memory bandwidth of 1.2 GB/s, but it's definitely better than an ancient Voodoo3...
    Look here for the specs
  4. kewlbloke2002

    kewlbloke2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for that....


    Will anyone second it?
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Do you know how old the M64 is?
  6. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    You'll get a lil' more speed out of the TnT2 for gaming, but the V3 is still viable w/ good color saturation, reasonable frame rate, & decent drivers.
    Try it & see what you think.
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Decent drivers? :confused: 3dfx is out of business, and there's only 3rd party drivers available, which aren't the best. Decent, maybe, but still...
  8. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Voodoo Rulez

    Original3dfx Drivers for your 3dfx Video Cards... http://www.voodoofiles.com/

    They're still 3Dfx Official developed drivers, along w/ 3rd Party Drivers.
    IMHO, stability is a reputation Voodoo drivers have earned, & far more stable apparently than ati & nvidia.
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I'm looking for a VooDoo pci card myself. I have a lot of apps that still work only in Glide & I must say that 3dfx drivers always worked great.
  10. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 321

    umm.. i think it's about... 3 yrs. (the rig back home uses a TNT2 Vanta, and it's about 3 yrs. the M64 should be a wee bit older than that...)
  11. kewlbloke2002

    kewlbloke2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks everyone. I will install the TNT2 and see what I think. If the Voodoo handles better etc I will put it back in.

    thanks again
     
  12. kewlbloke2002

    kewlbloke2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No WAY!

    Ok, I'm sticking to the Voodoo3 that TNT2 is dodgy!! The D3D woz gash and the opengl woz real dodgy. The Voodoo3 feels alot better with the Glide and I know I can rely upon it.

    Thanks everyone.
  13. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    The only reason I would recommend keeping the V3 in is for the GLide which will practically save your computer in games such as Unreal Tourament.

    The TNT really isn't *much* faster. From what I remember, they were fairly neck and neck in performance. The TNT would have much better driver support though, or at least I would assume. Nothing but V3 troubles here.
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