|3dfx Voodoo3 3000 AGP Graphics Accelerator
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- DVD Hardware Assist
- DirectX, Glide, and OpenGL support
- 16-MB SDRAM
- 7-million triangles per second, 333-megatexels per second
- TV/S-Video out
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Designed to enhance the latest generation of computer hardware, the Voodoo 3-3000 provides DVD hardware acceleration to ensure a seemless 30 frame per second without framedrop. And the standard TV/S-Video jack on the Voodoo 3-3000 instantly allows you to output to a compatible TV or Monitor to create the ultimate home entertainment experience.
Fast and furious, 3dfx's Voodoo3 3000 card gives you blazing 3-D for the latest and most demanding games. If you're a hard-core gamer in search of the fastest 3-D action, then you'll want to get your hands on this gem of a graphics card.
The Voodoo3 3000's extensive feature set includes 3dfx's patented single pass, single cycle multi-texturing, dual 32-bit texture rendering pipeline, alpha blending, single pass, single-cycle bump mapping, gouraud shading, DVD hardware assist, 128-bit 2-D accelerator and--if that isn't enough for you--a TV/S-Video-out connector. With a core clock rate of 166 MHz and 350-MHz RAMDAC, this card offers impressive 3-D performance.
Installing the Voodoo3 3000 was a snap as the manual walks you step by step through the process. We tested the Voodoo3 3000 on a 333-MHz Celeron system with DirectX 6.1 at a resolution of 800 x 600. The card managed an impressive 58 frames per second in our Quake II time demo--very near 3dfx's claim of 60 frames per second.
We would love to see 3dfx support 32-bit color at some point in the future, especially since Quake III will support true-color textures. Additionally, 3dfx's Voodoo cards only support a 256 x 256 texture size, which will experience a decrease in image quality once game manufacturers begin supporting 2,048 x 2,048 texture sizes. However, 3dfx's advantage at this point lies in its proprietary Glide API (application program interface) and its clout within the 3-D graphics card arena--two good reasons why Voodoo3 3000 is a number one choice for those seeking the most intense gaming experience.
- Superb image quality
- Impressive frame rate
- Extensive game support
- Glide API support
- No 32-bit output
- Maximum memory of 16 MB
- Limited by 256 x 256 texture size
Amazon.com Product Description
Clocking in at over 100 billion operations per second, the Voodoo3 3000 pushes the limits of ultra high-resolution gaming. Delivering liquid smooth frame rates of over 60 frames per second, the Voodoo3 3000 combines the world's fastest 2D with a dual 32-bit pipeline to provide a mind-altering gaming experience. Unleashing an unrivaled 7 million triangles a second, the Voodoo3 3000's Patented Single-Pass, Single Cycle Multi-Texturing provides awesome visual effects at resolutions as high as 2046x1536. Designed to enhance the latest generation of computer hardware, the Voodoo 3-3000 provides DVD hardware acceleration to ensure a seemless 30 frame per second without framedrop. And the standard TV/S-Video jack on the Voodoo 3-3000 instantly allows you to output to a compatible TV or Monitor to create the ultimate home entertainment experience.
- Average Customer Review: Based on 39 reviews.
- Amazon.com Sales Rank: 43380
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
video capturing, Oct 12, 2023
I noticed using 3 different softwares for video capturing that it dropped too many frames. The picture came out choppy not synchronizing with the audio.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Despite it's age it can very much hold it's own!, Feb 13, 2023
I bought a Voodoo3 3000 PCI some time ago and then upgraded to a Voodoo5 5000 - This was great but my new machine does not support it - so I put back in my old PCI Voodoo3 expecting a real let down and I can tell you it's a pleasant suprise, Quake 3, Unreal, Alien v Predator, Star Trek Armada II and Kingpin are just some of the games I use and they run superbly - No juddering, freezing or glitching just smooth good quality action.
Now 3dfx has been bought out by nVidia look at the ... site for excellent new drivers which keep this amazing card bang up to date.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Be sure that you have an extra cooling fan inside !!, Dec 20, 2022
If you are a tech savvy lives in a hot climate area and the most of your PCI slots are already occupied, please make sure that you have an extra cooling fan inside the machine to blow out the heat.
The card emits significant heat and it does not come along with attached cooling fan. Attached static cooler is not enough.
My card has broken after nine months.
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
An old card, Nov 13, 2022
Tecnologically, this card is out of date. Spend your money for a new generation card. If you are one of those Voodoo fans, at least try the new series.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Still a pretty decent card, Nov 10, 2022
First of all, this is not the End-all video card. But it does combine good price and performance and the best supported drivers in the gaming world (one should expect this as 3dfx basically created the 3D accelerator market). This card runs HalfLife : CounterStrike Mod with the WickedGL(.com) drivers at around 20-50 FPS, which is extremely playable (On a 500Mhz K6-2, 64MB RAM). But when I used it (after a FlashBIOS update) with my G4/400, performance was lacking in Quake3. This card runs neck and neck with a Rage 128 Pro AGP in the Mac world. I suspect the drivers and the somewhat dated hardware are to blame. I'm going to get a Radeon for my G4, and a GeForce II MX for my PC in the future. This was a great video card a year ago, but it's starting to show its age. If you really can't afford the extra ... for a GeForce II MX, this is a decent video card.
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