Diamond Monster 3D

And yes, another Monster 3D! This time it's a Europe retail model which includes a box and game CD's :). This was 'the' 3D upgrade back then. People didn't install a 3Dfx card. No, they installed a Monster3D card. Not realizing it was a 3Dfx card after all.

The Voodoo Graphics chipset consists of two chips. A TMU and FBI chip. The TMU is the Texture Mapping Unit and places the textures onto 'things'. The FBI (Frame Buffer Interface) combines colors, adds fog and is able to do alpha blending, dithering and stuff like that. These two chips together are the actual Voodoo Graphics chipset. Small sidenote: the 3dfx technical specs refer to TREX instead of TMU. Most people refer to TMU because 'TMU' is printed onto the packaging of the chip. TREX stands for Texture Raster Engine.

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This is a diagram of the Voodoo Graphics. It speaks practically for itself. See how chips are combined and think about having two or even three TMU (TREX) chips! Three TREX chained together provide single-pass, full-speed rendering of all supported advanced texture mapping features. For example: this means you can do trilinear filtering with mipmapping in one pass. A board with 'only' two chips would need two passes and a board with one chip is not capable of doing trilinear filtering with mipmapping.

Specifications

Chipset
PCB date
9801
Chip date
9804
RAM
4MB EDO 50NS (EtronTech)
Interface
Condition
EU Retail
TV functions?
No
Engineering sample?
No
RAMDAC
ICS GENDAC
Board revision
E

Drivers

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

Benchmarks

GFX 3DMark2000 640x480 score
Radeon 9100 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
9648.00
Radeon Mobility M9-P 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
9479.00
Xabre 400 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
9203.00
MS-8838 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
9115.00
WinFast GeForce 3 TDH 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
9029.00
3D Prophet II Ultra 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
8832.00
GeForce4 MX440 AGP8x 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
8664.00
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
8612.00
GeForce4 MX440 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
8530.00
Radeon 7500 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
8523.00
WinFast GeForce 2 Pro 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
8493.00
Radeon 64MB DDR 'Elite' 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
8459.00
Radeon 256 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
8118.00
V6600 /32M(TVR) 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
8053.00
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
7991.00
Rage Fury MAXX 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
6715.00
GeForce4 MX440-SE 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
6422.00
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
6384.00
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
6312.00
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
6026.00
Viper V770 Ultra 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
5846.00
Volari V3 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
5621.00
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
5569.00
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
5431.00
Radeon Mobility M6-P 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
5234.00
V7100 Pro 64 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
5216.00
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P3 1400)
5203.00
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
5134.00
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
4909.00
Rage 128 Pro AIW 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
4878.00
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
4830.00
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P3 1400)
4595.00
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
4534.00
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
3545.00
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
3399.00
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
3206.00
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P3 1400)
3158.00
Rage 128 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
3003.00
Raven 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
2963.00
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
2934.00
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P3 1400)
2898.00
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
2846.00
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P3 1400)
2627.00
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P2 450)
1592.00
Voodoo3 3000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
1591.00
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P2 450)
1587.00
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
1586.00
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P2 450)
1582.00
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
1578.00
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P2 450)
1576.00
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
1574.00
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P2 450)
1572.00
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
1553.00
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P2 450)
1546.00
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P2 450)
1527.00
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P2 450)
1515.00
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P2 450)
1505.00
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P2 450)
1411.00
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
1364.00
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P2 450)
1271.00
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P2 450)
1269.00
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P2 450)
1265.00
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P2 450)
1263.00
Raven 16MB PCI(P2 450)
1259.00
Magic 3D Plus 8MB PCI(P2 450)
950.00
miroHISCORE 3D 6MB PCI(P2 450)
928.00
Monster 3D 4MB PCI(P2 450)
533.00
Obsidian SB50-4220 8MB PCI(P2 450)
505.00
GFX Dethkarz 640x480 score
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
202.59
Rage Fury MAXX 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
175.21
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P3 1400)
165.54
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
133.76
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
122.14
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P3 1400)
119.77
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
115.46
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
115.09
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
108.97
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
103.22
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
102.43
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P2 450)
99.99
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P2 450)
98.03
Voodoo3 3000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
96.39
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
94.69
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P2 450)
94.46
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P2 450)
90.97
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P2 450)
90.31
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
90.07
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P2 450)
89.58
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
89.25
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
88.84
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
87.95
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
83.53
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P2 450)
81.67
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
77.68
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P2 450)
77.31
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
74.47
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P2 450)
73.47
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
73.08
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P2 450)
71.55
Raven 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
70.64
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P2 450)
70.40
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P3 1400)
66.75
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P3 1400)
66.67
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P3 1400)
66.65
Raven 16MB PCI(P2 450)
66.22
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P2 450)
56.85
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P2 450)
56.62
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P2 450)
56.14
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
52.21
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
52.16
Rage 128 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
34.90
Magic 3D Plus 8MB PCI(P2 450)
33.67
Obsidian SB50-4220 8MB PCI(P2 450)
33.32
miroHISCORE 3D 6MB PCI(P2 450)
33.15
Monster 3D 4MB PCI(P2 450)
32.99
GFX Half-life (timerefresh) 640x480 score
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
738.75
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P3 1400)
627.66
Xabre 400 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
500.18
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
468.69
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
430.06
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P3 1400)
426.67
Radeon Mobility M9-P 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
409.12
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
398.46
Radeon 64MB DDR 'Elite' 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
390.29
Radeon 7500 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
386.62
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
378.99
Radeon 256 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
367.03
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
362.11
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
360.85
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
359.26
V6600 /32M(TVR) 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
333.56
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
314.81
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
310.05
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
309.96
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P2 450)
277.85
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P2 450)
276.07
Voodoo3 3000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
275.00
V7100 Pro 64 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
272.68
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P2 450)
272.63
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P2 450)
271.98
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
271.80
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
271.44
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
270.44
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P2 450)
270.04
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
268.87
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
267.23
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P2 450)
266.16
GeForce4 MX440-SE 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
260.82
Radeon Mobility M6-P 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
246.85
Viper V770 Ultra 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
201.39
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P3 1400)
177.01
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P2 450)
176.15
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P2 450)
176.10
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P3 1400)
174.29
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P2 450)
173.34
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P3 1400)
173.12
Rage Fury MAXX 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
158.05
Rage 128 Pro AIW 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
155.08
Volari V3 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
151.30
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P2 450)
138.84
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
138.62
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
110.61
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P2 450)
107.32
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
104.91
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P2 450)
101.84
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
98.51
Raven 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
97.66
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
96.66
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P2 450)
95.94
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P2 450)
95.68
Rage 128 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
95.54
Raven 16MB PCI(P2 450)
93.16
Obsidian SB50-4220 8MB PCI(P2 450)
83.85
Magic 3D Plus 8MB PCI(P2 450)
40.60
miroHISCORE 3D 6MB PCI(P2 450)
37.90
Monster 3D 4MB PCI(P2 450)
37.65
GFX Quake 3 640x480x16b score
V6600 /32M(TVR) 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
166.40
Radeon Mobility M9-P 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
154.10
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
153.30
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
146.60
Radeon 64MB DDR 'Elite' 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
145.80
Radeon 7500 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
143.80
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
140.20
Radeon 256 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
140.00
GeForce4 MX440-SE 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
139.20
V7100 Pro 64 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
138.30
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P3 1400)
135.90
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
133.20
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P3 1400)
125.80
Volari V3 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
112.40
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
111.40
Viper V770 Ultra 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
108.00
Rage Fury MAXX 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
104.40
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
88.90
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
87.00
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
86.90
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
85.70
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
85.30
Radeon Mobility M6-P 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
85.00
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
75.20
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
63.90
Rage 128 Pro AIW 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
61.40
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P2 450)
53.10
Voodoo3 3000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
53.00
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
52.30
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
52.10
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
51.90
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P2 450)
51.70
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P2 450)
50.90
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
50.70
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P2 450)
50.50
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P3 1400)
50.40
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P3 1400)
50.30
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P2 450)
50.30
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P3 1400)
50.10
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P2 450)
49.20
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
48.10
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
45.10
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
44.80
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLI; P2 450)
44.30
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P2 450)
44.20
Rage 128 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
43.50
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P2 450)
43.10
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P2 450)
43.10
Raven 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
43.00
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P2 450)
42.90
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
42.90
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P2 450)
40.00
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P2 450)
39.60
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P2 450)
39.20
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P2 450)
37.70
Raven 16MB PCI(P2 450)
37.00
Obsidian SB50-4220 8MB PCI(P2 450)
22.40
Magic 3D Plus 8MB PCI(P2 450)
17.50
Monster 3D 4MB PCI(P2 450)
17.10
miroHISCORE 3D 6MB PCI(P2 450)
17.10
GFX Unreal 640x480 score
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
168.11
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P3 1400)
157.53
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
131.82
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
128.90
Radeon 256 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
127.23
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLi; P3 1400)
125.67
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
123.03
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P3 1400)
120.33
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
113.15
Radeon 64MB DDR 'Elite' 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
111.92
Radeon Mobility M9-P 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
110.72
Radeon 32MB DDR 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
110.61
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
109.30
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
103.26
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
101.74
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
95.11
Radeon Mobility M6-P 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
88.92
Viper V770 Ultra 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
85.15
Rage 128 Pro AIW 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
84.80
Rage Fury MAXX 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
83.52
Radeon 7500 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
80.60
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P3 1400)
76.77
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P3 1400)
76.71
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P3 1400)
74.20
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
72.99
Voodoo3 3500TV 16MB AGP(P2 450)
70.69
Voodoo3 3000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
69.10
GV- 2000SD 16MB AGP(P2 450)
68.79
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
68.09
Voodoo3 1000 16MB AGP(P2 450)
67.67
Voodoo3 2000 16MB PCI(P2 450)
67.34
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
61.17
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
57.87
Velocity 100 8MB AGP(P2 450)
57.33
GA- 630 16MB AGP(P2 450)
51.59
Voodoo4 4500 32MB AGP(P2 450)
50.88
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
50.67
Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP(P2 450)
50.64
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(P2 450)
50.49
Helios 3D Voodoo 2 12MB PCI(SLi; P2 450)
50.37
Monster Fusion 16MB AGP(P2 450)
50.12
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(SLi; P2 450)
49.96
Raven 16MB PCI(P3 1400)
49.76
Obsidian2 90-2440 10MB PCI(P2 450)
49.50
Voodoo4 4500 32MB PCI(P2 450)
48.55
Voodoo5 5500 64MB PCI(P2 450)
48.50
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P2 450)
47.57
Maxi Gamer3D2 8MB PCI(P2 450)
45.92
Raven 16MB PCI(P2 450)
43.83
Banshee AGP 16MB AGP(P3 1400)
43.36
WGP -FX8 8MB AGP(P2 450)
42.73
Obsidian SB50-4220 8MB PCI(P2 450)
25.59
Rage 128 8MB AGP(P3 1400)
24.99
Magic 3D Plus 8MB PCI(P2 450)
18.35
miroHISCORE 3D 6MB PCI(P2 450)
18.06
Monster 3D 4MB PCI(P2 450)
16.69
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