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Having seen demonstrations of the T-buffer effects one can't help but be impressed, although I'm not sure whether I actually want any of them in the games I play, especially if they're going to create a serious performance hit. As 3DFX 55500 other card currently supports them, they are unlikely to be widely used. Performance Performance wise the Voodoo 5 is a little disappointing.

It is certainly a great deal better than 3dfx's previous outings, but compared to today's fastest performers such as the GeForce 2 it is looking 3DFX 55500 slow. Perhaps 3dfx will be able to do something about this with more efficient drivers. In the past there was some trouble with games that 3DFX 55500 on OpenGL, such as Quake 3 Arena, and it would take a little bit of tweaking to obtain acceptable results. Thankfully the new drivers are perfect and run without problems.


Conclusion The Voodoo 5 is an interesting product. It is certainly a world better than the 3DFX 55500 3, and 32 bit colour is a rather overdue but gladly received addition.


Sadly though it is still suffering from sluggish performance relatively speakingand if you activate FSAA performance will only get worse. The card itself is quite a beast, but it looks tougher 3DFX 55500 it really is. At the current prices it is hard to justify spending so much on the Voodoo 5 when one could purchase a GeForce 2 GTS based card 3DFX 55500 the same price, if not less.

I can certainly see the Voodoo 5 finding some fans, especially amongst players of games that run better under 3dfx's old Glide 3DFX 55500, such as Unreal Tournament, Starsiege Tribes and Quake 2. Likewise for games where fill rate isn't so important, such as 3D adventure, role-playing and strategy games, where the extra visual quality that the Voodoo 5 and its full-scene anti-aliasing can offer will be welcome.

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My biggest hope is that 3dfx will improve their drivers and lower prices to make the Voodoo 5 even 3DFX 55500 competitive, as until they do it is a little under-performing 3DFX 55500 over-priced compared to other company's offerings. A major drawback to this method of performance scaling is that various parts of hardware are needlessly duplicated on the cards and board complexity increases with each additional processor. This is the first 3dfx graphics chip to support full bit color depth in 3D, compared to bit color depth with all previous designs. The limitation of px x px maximum texture dimensions was also addressed and VSA can use up to px x px textures. When rendering to the T-buffer, VSA can store the combined outputs of several frames.

This mechanism allows for creation of effects such as motion blur if used temporally and anti-aliasing if used spatially. Memory capacity and bandwidth is separately dedicated to each VSA processor. While capacity is not cumulative across the entire card, bandwidth is effectively cumulative and thus a card with 2x VSA processors has similar bandwidth to a 3DFX 55500 graphics card using bit DDR memory.

Memory is clocked synchronously with the VSA chip. Later, unreleased boards were planned to offer a bit DDR memory design instead, in order to reduce board costs through lower complexity, while offering similar RAM performance. It used only one VSA chip and did not need an additional power 3DFX 55500. Voodoo 5 [ edit ] The Voodoo 5 comes in three flavors: Because the card used more power than the AGP specification allowed for, a special 3DFX 55500 supply called Voodoo Volts had to be included with it.

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This would have been an external device that would connect to an AC outlet. Most of the prototype cards utilized a standard internal power supply molex power connector. With regards to performance, little was known until enthusiasts were able to get pre-release hardware and run tests on it. The results showed that the Voodoo 5 outperformed the GeForce 2 Ultra and Radeonwhich were the fastest 3DFX 55500 of the GeForce 2 and Radeon R lines, respectively. It was rumored that GeForce 2 Ultra was intended to prevent 3dfx taking the lead with their Voodoo 5 In some cases, the was shown to compete well with the next-generation GeForce 3.

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Compared to the single-chip GeForce and Radeon cards, a Voodoo5 is burdened with much redundancy and a complicated board. The Voodoo 5 3DFX 55500 the last and most powerful graphics card line that 3dfx Interactive released.


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