By Andrey Vorobiev
This chip is presented by 3dfx Voodoo3 3000 16 MBytes, AGP videocard.
- 3dfx Voodoo3 3000 chip, clock rate lowered down to 125 MHz, 128-bit
- 16 MBytes SDRAM memory in eight Hyundai 5,5 ns microchips, clock rate
lowered down to 125 MHz, 128-bit bus;
- Peak speed of scene drawing in multitexturing mode is 125 megapixels/sec
and 250 megatexels/sec.
Wasn't overclocked due to elder videocard
For the 20th of September'2001 the latest drivers versions from OmegaDrive
is 1.02a and from Iceman is beta8.
x-3dfx 1.07.95 drivers were said to support anti-aliasing, but that
turned out to be fiction.
To all appearances there will not be any drivers support from ex-3dfx from
now on. This verifies the moral death of the whole Voodoo3/4/5 line.
The analysis of tweaked drivers from various enthusiasts has shown the
absense of anything new, except for just few.
As the drivers differences are equal for all Voodoo3 cards, there's
no sense in comparing drivers separately for each of these cards. See
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 section
for more information about drivers.
You can compare screenshots taken on this card with reference ones taken on NVIDIA GeForce3.
|Games / Cards
|Games / Cards
- 1. Quake3
- 2. Unreal
- 3. Unreal Tournament
- 4. No One Lives Forever
- 5. Serious Sam
- 6. Colin McRAE Rally2
- 7. American McGee's Alice
- 8. Mercedes Benz Truck Racing
- 9. Sacrifice
- 10. F.A.K.K. 2
- 11. Need For Speed V (Porshe 2000)
- 12. Real MYST
- 13. Blade of Darkness
- 14. Giants
- 15. 3DMark2001: Game1
- 16. 3DMark2001: Game2
- 17. 3DMark2001: Game3
- 18. 3DMark2001: Game4
- 19. 3DMark2001: Dot3
- 20. 3DMark2001: EMBM
- 21. 3DMark2001: Vertex Shaders
- 22. 3DMark2001: Pixel Shaders
- 23. Black & White
- 24. Undying
- 25. Anachronox
- 26. Max Payne
Colin McRAE Rally2 works good only with drivers older than 1.07.00 from 3dfx
and with drivers from x-3dfx.
I want to note that there's a hidden feature in 1.07.00 drivers concerning
HSR (Hidden Surface Remove) technology that deletes some hidden surfaces
in the game to free the GPU, but as there's no hardware support for this
feature, this is done by the drivers and CPU.
However, HSR is ineffective. This feature isn't working on Voodoo3 cards
with 1.07.00. But it works after installation of the latest drivers, though
with the same problems as on Voodoo4/5. Read about it in the corresponding
article about Voodoo5.
2D quality of this card is good enough in 1024x768 and even in 1280x1024.
But there are some speed problems in 1600x1200 resolution.