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While there were many games that used Glide, the killer application for Voodoo Graphics was the MiniGL driver developed to allow hardware acceleration of the game Quake by id Software. After Nvidia acquired 3dfx, mainly for its intellectual property, they announced that they would not provide technical support for 3dfx products. At time of introduction, Voodoo2 was the only 3D card capable of single-cycle dual-texturing. Nvidia decided not to acquire STB and to continue to support many brands of graphics board manufacturers. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

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3dfx 3Dfx Voodoo 2 (BMG312) 12 MB EDO RAM PCI Graphics adapter

Expedited Shipping from outside US. It provided only 3D acceleration and as such the computer also needed a traditional video controller for conventional 2D software. Banshee’s 2D acceleration was the first such hardware from 3Dfx and it was very capable.

Nvidia decided not to acquire STB and to continue acceelrator support many brands of graphics board manufacturers.

In games that did not use more than one texture layer, Voodooo is only faster than Voodoo1 because of its higher clock speed. This article possibly contains original research. Prior to the STB merger finalizing, some of 3dfx’s OEMs warned the company that any product from Juarez will not be deemed fit to ship with their systems, however 3dfx management believed these problems could be addressed over time.

See other items More That’s a voodo processing fillrate of megatexels per second in ! One of the pictures was. The Voodoo 5 never made it to market, due to a severe bug resulting in data corruption on the AGP bus on certain boards, and was limited to AGP 2x. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. All items are shipped by air mail.


Those customers generally became Nvidia customers and no 3v chose to ship 3dfx products. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

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The only thing about it I haven’t tested yet is the. Like the Voodoo Graphics, there was no interrupt mechanism, so the driver had to poll the Rush in order to determine whether a command had completed or not; the indirection through the 2D component added significant overhead here and tended to back up traffic on the PCI interface. Read the description thoroughly before buying an item. IMHO, best manufacturer of 3dfx cards in the ’90s.

Towards the end ofthe cost of EDO DRAM dropped significantly and 3Dfx was able to enter the consumer PC hardware market with aggressive pricing compared to the few previous 3D graphics solutions for computers. Near the end of3dfx released the Bansheewhich featured a lower price achieved through higher component integration, and a more complete feature-set including 2D acceleration, to target the mainstream consumer market.

In late3dfx released the Voodoo3which effectively replaced the Voodoo2 as the company’s flagship product. It was a pioneer in the field from the late s until There are 16 items available. This article needs additional citations for verification. According to Dale Ford, senior analyst at Dataquest, a market research firm based in San Jose, California, a number of factors could have influenced Sega’s decision to move to NEC, including NEC’s proven track record of supplying chipsets for the Nintendo 64 and the demonstrated ability to be able to handle a major influx of capacity if the company decided to ramp up production on a moment’s notice.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to 3dfx Interactive. These are some terrific vintage graphics cards from the late 90’s. Others are known to have accepted employment with ATI to bring their knowledge to the creation of the X series of 3 cards and reform their own version of SLI known as “Crossfire” and yet another interpretation of 3Dfx’s SLI ideal.

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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. A rare third version was produced which featured a Cirrus Logic 2D chip.

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The Voodoo2’s third chip was a second TMU that allows a second texture to be drawn during the same graphics engine pass, and thus with no performance penalty. An item that has been used previously. Bankrupt, [1] most assets bought by Nvidiafate of remaining assets unknown.

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