A-Trend Helios 3D Voodoo

This is my first 3Dfx card I bought (and still have). The card has been purchased on a fair named 'HCC Dagen' and did it's job for quite a while in my systems. At the time I bought it the card was brand new but the technology was aging. If I recall correctly it was 2001 when I bought this card for my Intel Pentium II.

Later on I sold the Pentium II as it didn't run as it should be (Deschutes 350MHz on a 440LX chipset running at 83FSB / 291MHz). My trusty Intel Pentium 133 @ 166 (83MHz FSB, 430TX chipset) was back in action along with this 3Dfx card. Tweaking everything on the PC made it flew like madness. Some of the SET variables I used to tweak the 3Dfx card are: SET SST_SCREENREFRESH=75, SET SST_GRXCLK=57, SET SST_FASTMEM=1, SET SST_FASTPCIRD=1, SET SST_VIDEO_24BPP=1, SET FX_GLIDE_NO_SPLASH=1, SET FX_GLIDE_SWAPINTERVAL=0. Also setting the GAMMA correction lower (default is 1.3) resulted in an increase of the image quality.

As seen on the pictures this board has a yellow dot (sticker) on the back. Along with the AQA sticker on one of the D-SUB's this is a characteristic of A-Trend. Some Voodoo Graphics cards have a red dot. The blue dot can only be found on the Voodoo Rush. A-Trend produced a lot of boards which other companies rebranded. This Helios 3D card was sold using the name 'A-Trend Helios 3D'. Other cards were sold with a total different name but the comming A-Trend markings reveal their true identity.


PCB date
Chip date
4MB EDO 35NS (tm)
TV functions?
Engineering sample?
Board revision


Driver nameRelease dateOperating systemDownloadInfo
Voodoo Graphics V3.01.001999-05-01

DOS Win95 Win98 Win98SE WinME voodoo1-30100.zip...Link
Iceman Win9x Driver V3.01.012001-03-03

Win95 Win98 Win98SE iceman-voodoo1-win...N/A
Iceman Win2K driver V1.00.012001-03-04

Win2000 iceman-voodoo1-win...Link
Basic Voodoo1 Driver 2001-09-27

Win2000 WinXP voodoo1-win2k-winx...Link


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