Items tagged with voodoo 5 6000

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that 3dfx has been making headlines for the past week. Although it seems likely that the whole exercise is one big publicity stunt, we have even more enticing 3dfx news for you today that is definitely more in the realm of reality. Earlier this year, we brought you a faithfully re-engineered Voodoo 5 6000 graphics card constructed with a custom PCB and four functional original 3dfx VSA-100 chips. Today, Its creator, who goes by the name Anthony, is at again with a follow-up to his original design, and it looks simply gorgeous. This latest example features a redesigned PCB that is now colored in a Stormtrooper-esque white. According to... Read more...
While it may not have been the first 3D accelerator to market, the 3dfx (then, 3Dfx) Voodoo Graphics PCI was the add-in card that kickstarted the 3D gaming revolution. The company made its name on Voodoo graphics, but ultimately could not weather the storm of speedy cards that could process both 2D and 3D graphics. Eventually acquired by NVIDIA in late 2000 as an escape from bankruptcy proceedings, it was thought that the company and its intellectual property would never resurface in any sort of consumer-facing way. That is, until a mysterious Twitter account appeared this week, perhaps. A Twitter account masquerading as @3dfxofficial, which joined the social networking service this week, has... Read more...
For gamers of a certain age, the 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 was perhaps the ultimate in graphics card excess. Developed at a time when 3dfx was facing increasing competition from the likes of NVIDIA and ATI, the Voodoo 5 6000 would have been a last-ditch effort to compete at the high-end of the gaming market.  While 3dfx was able to push the Voodoo 5 5000 and Voodoo 5 5500 out the door, the Voodoo 6 6000 was never officially released (although an initial run of roughly 1,000 cards was produced). Over the years, some of these cards have wound up for sale, although they are quite expensive to procure given the limited numbers in the wild and the sheer over-the-top nature of the card. An enthusiast... Read more...