The 3D performance was, of course, much better as compared to the Voodoo2. Seated in a glass display case lined with velvet, the first glimpse at what the Voodoo3 was going to look like. This enables you to view TV programs directly on your monitor without the need of purchasing a separate TV tuner card. I remember when 3dfx released the Voodoo2 line of graphic add-on cards, most 3D gamers rushed to get one of them. The Voodoo3 , and differed mainly in clock frequencies memory and core were synchronous. It even has the feel and look of the real thing.

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A total waste of 3dfz. Pre-setup notably featured a guardband clipper eventually part of hardware transformation and lighting but the pixel pipeline was a conventional single-issue, dual-texture design almost identical to that featured on Voodoo2, but capable of working on bit image data as opposed to Voodoo2’s pure bit output. The internal organisation of Avenger was not complex. The last set of drivers officially released for the Voodoo 3 on Win9x was version 1.

In addition, the Voodoo3 consisted of one multi-texturing pipeline, the TNT series consisted of twin single texturing pipelines.

3dfx Interactive Voodoo3 TV AGP

Due to mis-management by 3dfx, this caused the next-generation ‘Rampage’ project to suffer delays which would prove to be fatal to the entire company. Atp the purchase of STB Systems, 3dfx had acquired several popular brand names.


Let’s get on to see some numbers, shall we? The images were captured at x in bit mode. This is due to the fact that you have to reduce your monitor refresh rate and voocoo in order to output to both your TV and monitor at the same time.

Voodoo3 – Wikipedia

That’s 3 times more than what I would normally need for a week of sitcoms shown over the local TV network. Anyway, enough of history lessons, and let’s get on to some action. And get this, they are encoded real-time in MPEG-2 format.

I suppose the reason is clear. Seated in a glass display case lined with velvet, the first glimpse at what the Voodoo3 was going to look like. However, you may need a larger hard disk space as the encoded files are huge.

Well, at least all the packaging space was well used. Thus, DVD playback is always performed by software and you would need to ensure you have a system that’s fast enough to perform decent DVD playback.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And here, we see the final entry into the line of Voodoo3 products before voidoo are presented with the next generation of graphic cards by 3dfx.

3dfx Voodoo3 3500 TV AGP 16mb Video Card

Although no active cooling was present, the card ran without any problems, no glitches and no hang-ups. In addition, the screen output is almost always not centered. It provides real time MPEG-2 and.


Although the Voodoo3 was a replacement for the Voodoo2, it was often beaten by Voodoo2 SLI cards in direct comparisons. Chipset companies like nVidia soon caught up with an equally good product that provided gamers with good 2D and 3D support.

The drivers were similar to those you would see on the other 3ddx drivers. The GMax still has no match against these two cards. The overall scores were pretty close.

I personally have clocked my Voodoo3 to MHz without any problems. In itself at MHz, the chipset was already hot enough to fry an egg. In addition, it also boasts of support for closed captioning and teletext PAL versions. Windows 98 Second Edition Build 4.

Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. Seems almost like an all-in-one card. Avenger’s other remarkable features included the bit GDI accelerator debuted in Banshee. I apologise for the poor picture quality, but that’s the best my webcam can do.