The 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 can be used even 10 yet on Windows.
There are PC gamers who were not even born when the graphics card Voodoo 5 was published 5500 by 3dfx in 2000th Shortly thereafter, the fallen into financial problems 3dfx Nvidia was bought. The 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 was a graphics card, collaborated on the two graphics chips.
Despite the enormous age, a PCI port and today almost pathetic level of 64 MB video memory, it is the hobbyists of 3dfxzone.it managed to bring the Voodoo 5 under the current operating system Windows 10 running.
Connection only possible via an adapter
Since modern motherboards such as the Asus P5W DH Deluxe used have no PCI slots more, a PCI to PCI Express adapter was used to install the graphics card at all. Otherwise, the computer 2 Duo E7500, 4GB of DDR2-800 and a hard drive was equipped with an overclocked to 3.3 GHz Intel Core.
After that first Windows installed in the 32-bit version 7 and then upgraded to Windows 10th Of course there are 3dfx has long ceased to drivers so that Windows 10 to "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" recognized as a graphics card.
Even 3DMark 2000 run
but the appropriate driver has enough features such as Windows 10 with a resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 pixels to operate and even to use some graphic effects. Even the matching in age 3DMark 2000 running with 32-bit color and 32-bit textures and other high settings with the resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Although the result of 1152 points is not very high, but impressive evidence that even some 16-year-old graphics card on Windows 10 can be still used.
|3Dfx Voodoo (1996)|
Ross Smith, Gary Tarolli and Scott Sellers establish 3Dfx 1994. In 1996 the first Voodoo chip for use in arcade machines appear. With the fall in prices of that time current EDO RAM 3Dfx is entering the market for PC graphics cards. So that the boards were not too long, some manufacturers developed cards that blocked multiple slots as now (in the picture the Hercules Stingray 128-3D with Voodoo-1 chip)" data-lbx-number ="1">
|Sega Dreamcast (1997)|
3dfx is poised to supply Sega with graphics chips for the under development Dreamcast console. Ultimately, however, Sega decides to Japan Domestic solution from NEC, which led to disputes with 3Dfx." data-lbx-number ="2">
|3dfx Voodoo 2 (1998)|
The Voodoo 2 is primarily through a second texture unit and the higher clock frequency faster than the first Voodoo card. For the first time two boards for higher computing power can be connected together via SLI. Thus, the maximum resolution increases to 1024x768 pixels. Following the acquisition of 3Dfx by Nvidia SLI returned with the GeForce 6 (2004)." data-lbx-number ="3">
See 3Dfx - Milestones of 3D history