3dfx voodoo 5 9000

Такую бы видеокарту на мой первый комп 🙂

Тянет первый crysis.

Ещё один интересный экземпляр:

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Чувак взял старую шутку из игрового журнала и воплотил её в жизнь. Когда впервые увидел далеко не сразу понял, что это прикол.

Мой Diamond Monster 3D аж скукожился.

Эххх, жаль что фэйк.

The 5 false replica boards, software and recording where done in only 3 days. Was in really bad time because the company who should deliver the falso PCB (Wich is one giant aluminium plate printed on both sides) only did delliver it the 28 april cuz of some tecnical issues.

So when i got it home 8PM the 28 april did i have to grind the 5 different boards out and glue SMD’s on, beside making a program to simulate a false Windows 2000 OS running on a modern windows 10 machine. (Yes, it’s not just a video playing) But had most of that ready from last years april fool. But still had to work day and night, just got about 20 hours sleep xD

But i’m working with a lot of fakery of replicas of really rare cards to use in exhibitions. When printing on aluminium do you get both the feel and look of a real PCB and even when having the card in hand do you need to take a closer look to confirm it’s fake. It’s by far the most cheap way to make a replica.

У меня два вопроса: как и нахуя? Как это реализовано программноаппаратно и сколько это все жрет?

The Voodoo 5 was the last and most powerful graphics card line that 3dfx Interactive released. All members of the family were based upon the VSA-100 graphics processor. [1] Only the single-chip Voodoo 4 4500 and dual-chip Voodoo 5 5500 made it to market.

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Architecture and performance [ edit ]

The VSA-100 graphics chip is a direct descendant of «Avenger», more commonly known as Voodoo3. It was built on a 250 nm semiconductor manufacturing process, as with Voodoo3. However, the process was tweaked with a 6th metal layer to allow for better density and speed, and the transistors have a slightly shorter gate length and thinner gate ox >[2]

One of the design goals for the VSA-100 was scalability. The name of the chip is an abbreviation for «Voodoo Scalable Architecture.» By using one or more VSA-100 chips on a board, the various market segments for graphics cards are satisfied with just a single graphics chip design. Theoretically, anywhere from 1 to 32 VSA-100 GPUs could be run in parallel on a single graphics card, and the fillrate of the card would increase proportionally. On cards with more than one VSA-100, the chips are linked using 3dfx’s Scan-Line Interleave (SLI) technology. A major drawback to this method of performance scaling is that various parts of hardware are needlessly duplicated on the cards and board complexity increases with each additional processor.

3dfx changed the rendering pipeline from one pixel pipeline with twin texture mapping units (Voodoo2/3) to a dual pixel pipeline design with one texture mapping unit on each. [3] This design, commonly referred to as a 2×1 configuration, has an advantage over the prior 1×2 design with the ability to always output 2 pixels and 2 texels per clock instead of 1 pixel and 2 texels per clock.

This is the first 3dfx graphics chip to support full 32-bit color depth in 3D, compared to 16-bit color depth with all previous designs. The limitation of 256px x 256px maximum texture dimensions was also addressed and VSA-100 can use up to 2048px x 2048px textures. Additionally, 3dfx implemented the FXT1 and DXTC texture compression techniques. [3]

The VSA-100 supports a hardware accumulation buffer, known as the «T-buffer». When rendering to the T-buffer, VSA-100 can store the combined outputs of several frames. This mechanism allows for creation of effects such as motion blur (if used temporally) and anti-aliasing (if used spatially). [3] VSA-100 supports rotated-gr >[4]

The chip implements a 128-bit SDRAM interface, again similar to the Voodoo3. Memory capacity and bandwidth is separately dedicated to each VSA-100 processor. While capacity is not cumulative across the entire card, bandwidth is effectively cumulative and thus a card with 2x VSA-100 processors has similar bandwidth to a single-chip graphics card using 128-bit DDR memory. Memory is clocked synchronously with the VSA-100 chip. Later, unreleased boards were planned to offer a 64-bit DDR memory design instead, in order to reduce board costs through lower complexity, while offering similar RAM performance.

While VSA-100 is an AGP 4x capable graphics processor, 3dfx did not implement AGP texturing.

Models [ edit ]

Voodoo 4 4500 [ edit ]

Released after the Voodoo 5 5500, the Voodoo4 4500 is the budget implementation of the VSA-100 product. It used only one VSA-100 chip and d >[5]

Voodoo 5 5000 [ edit ]

The unreleased Voodoo 5 5000 was to be similar to the 5500 but with half of the RAM capacity (32 MB total).

Voodoo 5 5500 [ edit ]

The Voodoo 5 5500 comes in three flavors: a universal AGP version (AGP 1/2x, prototypes were made with AGP4x-interface) with full sideband support, PCI, and the Mac Edition, which is only available for PCI, though could run in 66 MHz PCI slots. The Mac Edition has dual link DVI-D and VGA-A outputs, the other versions just have one VGA-out.

In games, the Voodoo 5 5500 is able to outperform the NV >[6]

Voodoo 5 6000 [ edit ]

The Voodoo 5 6000 is the unreleased high-end product in the Voodoo5 line. It was to use four 166 MHz VSA-100 processors, each with its own 32 MB of 166 MHz SDRAM, resulting in the first 128 MB graphics card (consisting of sixteen 8 MB chips). Approximately 1000+ test cards were produced. Because the card used more power than the AGP specification allowed for, a special power supply called Voodoo Volts had to be included with it. This would have been an external device that would connect to an AC outlet. Most of the prototype cards utilized a standard internal power supply molex power connector.

With regards to performance, little was known until enthusiasts were able to get pre-release hardware and run tests on it. The results showed that the Voodoo 5 6000 outperformed the GeForce 2 Ultra and Radeon 7500, which were the fastest iterations of the GeForce 2 and Radeon R100 lines, respectively. (It was rumored that GeForce 2 Ultra was intended to prevent 3dfx taking the lead with their Voodoo 5 6000.) In some cases, the 6000 was shown to compete well with the next-generation GeForce 3. [7]

Unfortunately the production cost of the Voodoo5 6000 would have likely hampered its competitiveness from a profitability standpoint. Compared to the single-chip GeForce and Radeon cards, a Voodoo5 6000 is burdened with much redundancy and a complicated board. It was projected to have a US$600 price tag, considerably higher than competing parts. Despite its high price point, the Voodoo5 6000 would not have offered next-generation DirectX 8.0 vertex and pixel shaders that would be found in the GeForce 3 (which was intended by Nvidia to replace the short-lived GeForce 2 Ultra as its flagship product) and Radeon 8500, nor even DirectX 7 features such as hardware transform and lighting acceleration for vertices. The precarious financial situation of 3dfx was another factor contributing to the 6000’s demise.

There were five revisions of the Voodoo 5 6000: (the numbers after the model state the build week: 10 for week 10, 00 for year 2000).

Intel Revision 1 (model 1000-1900) [ edit ]

This was an early alpha of the card primarily used for photos and testing purposes. These cards generally had a short life expectancy, and were largely incompatible with various motherboards at the time. They also typically could not achieve speeds above 143 MHz without suffering from VSA-100 «death». This revision used an Intel PCI bridge chip, was equipped with 128 MB of 5.4ns SDRAM and used a proprietary external 3dfx power supply. Initial models had the chips mounted in the arrangement seen in the photograph, but this required a PCB with eight circuitry layers (most GeForce 2 cards were four-layer, while the Voodoo 5 5500 was six-layer) and would have been unreasonably expensive. All of the later revisions had the four chips mounted in a row.

HiNT Revision 2 (model 2000-2900) [ edit ]

This version dropped the Intel PCI bridge chip in favor of a HiNT bridge chip. These cards were able to be powered by either the internal system PSU or by a proprietary 3dfx external power supply, a feature seen in all subsequent prototype revisions. The clock speed varied from card to card, generally either 166 or 183 MHz. The VSA-100 chips used still did not have a long life expectancy, and may have had problems running anti-aliasing. This revision had 128 MB of 5.0ns SDRAM.

HiNT Revision 3 (model 3000-3500) [ edit ]

Cards from this revision varied in stability from dead to fully functional. A lot of problems had been fixed in this revision, but it still had VSA-100 thermal death problems above 183 MHz. These cards either had 166 or 183 MHz VSA-100 GPUs.

HiNT Revision 4 (3600-3700) [ edit ]

3dfx decided on 166 MHz due to issues with the 6000 running properly at 183 MHz due to a design flaw with the PCB. Most of the problems seen in earlier revisions were fixed, although there may have been glitches while in anti-aliasing mode on some cards. Most of the known cards are revision A from week 37, 2000.

HiNT Revision 5 (model 3900) [ edit ]

Little is known about this series except that this is the final revision. It was meant to be the retail unit, but shortly after the run of 10 were produced, the 6000 series was cancelled.

Successor [ edit ]

The successor to the Voodoo 5 series, codenamed «Rampage», was already planned and had been in development for years. It was supposed to have a smaller semiconductor process, support for DDR SDRAM, 200+ MHz core, and a T&L unit. However, it was early in its development and only approximately twenty working cards were produced before 3dfx went bankrupt, and most assets were purchased by NV >[8] [9]

Пользователь международного сообщества 3dfx под ником 3dfxzone.it смог произвести довольно интересный тест, а именно запустил видеокарту 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 под управлением Windows 10.

Voodoo 5 5500 базируется на VSA-100 (Voodoo Scalable Architecture 100) и появилась в 2000 году, то есть около 17 лет назад, что по современным меркам просто доисторический период. Несмотря на это, данная видеокарта смогла заработать на Windows 10 и пройти тест в 3DMark 2000.

Для работы данной видеокарты был использован специальный мост с PCI-E на PCE, который оснащен чипом PLX 81122-1X. Мост обеспечивает совместимость слота PCI с 32-битной шиной, которая работает с тактовой частотой 33 МГц. Тем не менее, частота была увеличена до 38 МГц, а частота PCIe шина была установлена в BIOS до 115 МГц. Видеокарта использовала базовую частоту 166 МГц. Была использована материнская плата Asus P5W DH Deluxe и разогнанный до 3,3 ГГц Intel Core 2 Duo E7500. В качестве памяти использовалась 4 Гб модель DDR2-800 SDRAM Curcial Ballistix с таймингами 5-5-5-18.

Драйвера на Voodoo 5 5500 официально не существует, но Windows 10 сама установила Microsoft Basic Display Adapter, что позволило работать с разрешением 1280х1024 и использовать некоторые эффекты Windows Aero, такие как прозрачность, и работало это весьма гладко.

Так же были проведены тесты в AIDA64 и бенчмарке 3DMark 2000. В последнем удалось получить результат 1152 попугая, что конечно не густо, но весьма впечатляюще, учитывая использование в качестве ОС последней версии Windows 10.

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