The Voodoo 5 comes in three flavors: Compared to the single-chip GeForce and Radeon cards, a Voodoo5 is burdened with much redundancy and a complicated board. Views Read Edit View history. Most of the known cards are revision A from week 37, Cards from this revision varied in stability from dead to fully functional.

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3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP Video Card for Parts

There were five revisions of the Voodoo 5 All of the later revisions had 3fx four chips mounted in a row. Views Read Edit View history.

Cards from this revision varied in stability from dead to fully functional. The Voodoo 5 is the unreleased high-end product in the Voodoo5 line. Little is known about this series except that this is the final revision.

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. The precarious financial situation of 3dfx was another factor contributing to the ‘s demise. The successor to the Voodoo 5 series, codenamed “Rampage”, was already planned and had been in development for years.

3ddfx Webarchive template wayback links. 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 single-chip graphics card using bit DDR memory. The VSA supports a hardware accumulation buffer, known as the “T-buffer”. Memory capacity and bandwidth is separately dedicated to each VSA processor.


Because the card used more power than the AGP specification allowed for, a special power supply called Voodoo Volts had to be included with it. The Voodoo 5 comes in three flavors: These cards were able to be powered by either the internal system PSU or by a proprietary 3dfx external power supply, a feature seen in all subsequent prototype revisions.

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Retrieved from ” https: This mechanism allows for creation of effects such as motion blur if used temporally and anti-aliasing if used spatially. The VSA chips used still did not have a long life expectancy, and may have vopdoo5 problems running anti-aliasing. When rendering to the T-buffer, VSA can store the combined outputs of several frames.

It was rumored that GeForce 2 Ultra was intended to prevent 3dfx taking the lead with their Voodoo 5 This was an early alpha of the card primarily used for photos and testing purposes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use 3dx Privacy Policy. Despite its high price point, the Voodoo5 would not have offered next-generation DirectX 8.


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Most of the known cards are revision A from week 37, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In some cases, the was shown to compete well with the next-generation GeForce 3. With regards to performance, little was known until enthusiasts were able to get pre-release hardware and run tests on it. One of the design goals for the VSA was scalability. This would have been an external device that would connect to an AC outlet. These cards generally had a short life expectancy, and were largely incompatible with various motherboards at the time.

It was built on a nm semiconductor manufacturing process, as with Voodoo3. Unfortunately the production cost of the Voodoo5 would have likely hampered its competitiveness from a profitability standpoint.

It used only one VSA chip and did not need an additional power connection. Most of the problems seen in earlier revisions were fixed, although there may have been glitches while in anti-aliasing mode on some cards.