3dfx Voodoo3 3500TV

The US version of 3dfx' fastest Voodoo3 card. The US version has NTSC support and a box that is written in English/American. European versions are PAL and have German, Dutch and Norwegian translations on them.

The Voodoo3 3500TV is clocked at 183MHz which is 17MHz faster than the Voodoo3 3000. However, most Voodoo3 3000 will run at 183MHz too but a few won't. Usually the 3500TV has a bigger overclock margin since it's factory equipped with higher rated RAM chips (5.5NS).

The 3500TV comes with a purple break-out pod that connects to the "DVI-like" (but isn't DVI!) connector on the card. The break-out pod then let's you connect TV-Out, TV-In and D-SUB (VGA).

Compaq also sold PC's with a Voodoo3 3500 (like this card) but didn't include the TV-In functions and the break-out pod. You can see it as a 3500 version of the regular Voodoo3 3000.

All in all the Voodoo3 3500TV was fast card in 1999. The competition was fierce however, NVIDIA was neck-on-neck with the Riva TNT2 Ultra. The Voodoo3 3500 feels happy in a Pentium II 450 / Pentium III 550 system. Faster is possible but you won't gain that much extra performance.


PCB date
Chip date
16MB SDR 5.5NS (Hyundai)
US Retail
TV functions?
Engineering sample?
Board revision


Driver nameRelease dateOperating systemDownloadInfo
3dfx Voodoo3 V1.07.002000-11-22

DOS Win95 Win98 Win98SE WinME voodoo3-10700.zip...Link
3dfx Voodoo3 V1.03.002000-11-22

Win2000 WinXP voodoo3-win2k-1030...Link
3dfx Voodoo3 V1.07.00b2001-01-31

DOS Win95 Win98 Win98SE WinME voodoo3-10700b.zip...Link


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