3dfx Voodoo3

This page will show all objects that classify as 3dfx Voodoo3, and if possible sorted on production date.


Click on the blue name(s) below for detailed information, pictures and benchmarks (if available).

View graphics card details3Dfx Voodoo3 PCI (PCI)
3Dfx Voodoo3 PCI (PCI)

This board was probably used to test Avenger chips because it once featured a Nepenthe socket. The socket can be used to insert 3dfx chips and has a lifetime of around 100 insertions. This saves time on debugging because a chip is swapped in a matter of seconds.

The board has copper interconnects... > Read more

View graphics card details3Dfx Voodoo3 PCI (PCI)
3Dfx Voodoo3 PCI (PCI)

Quite an engineering sample! This is probably how the Voodoo3 PCI would like if 3dfx did not acquire STB.

The board has no Avenger chip installed and the PCB uses aluminium interconnects. I have another engineering sample which uses copper interconnects. This board would suffice using the alumini... > Read more

View graphics card details3Dfx Voodoo3 PCI (PCI)
3Dfx Voodoo3 PCI (PCI)

A Voodoo3 PCI prototype with chip! The only one I have of this kind. The chip has model number 500-0016-05. It also has a marking E#12 which is unclear to me. Probably some batch number.

Someone once fiddled around with the components on the PCB. The FET near the PCI connector has been removed on... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 2000 (AGP)
3dfx Voodoo3 2000 (AGP)

An early production Voodoo3. Interesting is the chip under the heatsink: it has the old 3Dfx-logo and the old Voodoo3 logo.... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 AGP (AGP)
3dfx Voodoo3 AGP (AGP)

Perhaps a RAM test board. It has 'Siemens' RAM which is not common on 3dfx cards. Notice the Avenger chip (or actually not), it's removed. It also lacks a FET.

The board has an engineering sample attached which says 'locks instantly in Quake 3'. The RAM test probably failed somehow on which someo... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (AGP)
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (AGP)

A gift from someone.

This is a normal production board with a 355-0017-011 chip dated 19th week of 1999.... > Read more

View graphics card detailsCompaq/3dfx Voodoo3 1000 (AGP)
Compaq/3dfx Voodoo3 1000 (AGP)

A budget version of the Voodoo3. Due it's low clockfrequency (125MHz) it doesn't need a heatsink at all. The card runs slower than the Velocity 100 (143MHz) but runs ahead in the benchmarks. This is because the Voodoo3 1000 can access two TMU's where the Ve... > Read more

View graphics card detailsDELL/3dfx Voodoo3 3000D (AGP)
DELL/3dfx Voodoo3 3000D (AGP)

A Voodoo3 3000 without TV-out. It's a Voodoo3 that once was in a Dell system.... > Read more

View graphics card detailsGateway/3dfx Voodoo3 1000 'Bonesteel' (AGP)
Gateway/3dfx Voodoo3 1000 'Bonesteel' (AGP)

The BIOS decal notes 'Gateway V3 1000 2.15.06' but apart from that the card is the same as an 3dfx Velocity 100. In Gateway systems this card was sold as a budget Voodoo3 rather than a Velocity.... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (PCI)
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (PCI)

I have a lot of Voodoo3 3000 cards with AGP-connector, but with PCI-connector tends to be more rare. This particular card even has Siemens memory chip which you don't see often on a Voodoo3 card!... > Read more

View graphics card detailsDELL/3dfx Voodoo3 3000D (AGP)
DELL/3dfx Voodoo3 3000D (AGP)

A Dell OEM prototype without TV-out and 5,5NS RAM installed. 5,5NS RAM can handle 183MHz but the chip (and thus the RAM) on this board only runs at 166MHz.

The card has no signs of being a prototype but it came along with my other Dell prototype and the sel... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 2000 (PCI)
3dfx Voodoo3 2000 (PCI)

A gift from someone who found out I was collecting 3dfx cards.

This is a clean and normal four-layer Voodoo3 2000 PCI board. It has the usual black heatsink (few people have them silver) and regular 6NS EtronTech RAM.... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 2000 (PCI)
3dfx Voodoo3 2000 (PCI)

A PCI model of 3dfx' Voodoo3 2000. Not much to tell about this board. The design of this board is different then the first 3dfx prototypes which looked more like the Voodoo Banshee. Hence the Voodoo3 would initially be called Banshee II (or was first codenamed Banshee II).

The Voodoo3 2000 PCI ha... > Read more

View graphics card detailsDELL/3dfx Voodoo3 3000D (AGP)
DELL/3dfx Voodoo3 3000D (AGP)

This board looks like a normal production board. Though I'm told it was an engineering sample and this can be confirmed because the card has an engineering-tag attached.

The tag says 'Q3 hung after 2783 16 hours'. I'm not sure what the 2783 means but the card was probably not stable enough to run... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (AGP)
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (AGP)

This is an oddball as it has 7NS RAM modules meaning the RAM is specified for 143MHz! A normal 3000 should run at 166MHz and therefore use at least 6NS RAM. Firing this board up didn't work as I hoped as I had no VGA output. Luckily enough the system did recognize the card so I popped in a PCI card ... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 1000 (AGP)
3dfx Voodoo3 1000 (AGP)

Looks and is pretty much the same as this Compaq/3dfx Voodoo3 1000. Except for the RAM chips the cards are identical.... > Read more

View graphics card detailsCompaq/3dfx Voodoo3 3500 (AGP)
Compaq/3dfx Voodoo3 3500 (AGP)

A Voodoo3 3500 without the TV-tuner of the normal 3dfx Voodoo3 3500, it only has TV-out.

3dfx made the card for Compaq systems to provide Compaq with a decent 3D card but without the somewhat sluggish cable of the normal 3dfx Voodoo3 3500TV-card. Compaq also wanted a digital output on the card fo... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (PCI)
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (PCI)

Normal, but unfortunatly broken, Voodoo3 PCI model with SGRAM. I have no idea why this card doesn't work and actually it was already broken before I even got it! :o... > Read more

View graphics card details3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (AGP)
3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (AGP)

This is my first 'Made in China' Voodoo3 3000 board. It has a 'Made in China' sticker on the front of the PCB, no push-pins to mount the heatsink so this means it is glued. Normal Voodoo3 boards have some adhesive tape which is sticky but not as hard as glue. Some components on the board are differe... > Read more