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Legendary 3dfx Voodoo 5-6000 shown off, 4-way SLI on a SINGLE BOARD

3dfx Voodoo 5-6000 Revision 3700A spotted, old school AGP-based 4 GPUs on a single board (YES, FOUR!!)

By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 29, 2019 @ 20:00 CDT

I still remember getting my first 3dfx graphics card, the Orchid Righteous 3D -- a 3Dfx (capital D) Voodoo 1 with 4MB of RAM. I later had Voodoo 2 in SLI, and then a Voodoo 3 3000, but the Voodoo 5 was always a dream for me. But recently, TPU forum member 'SWZSSR' acquired a Voodoo 5 6000 Revision 3700A and it looks absolutely glorious.

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3dfx announced and teased the Voodoo 5 6000 but it was never released, a halo product that rocked an insane 4 x VSA-100 processors each closed at 166MHz and each packing its own 32MB of 166MHz SDRAM. The Voodoo 5 6000 would've been the world's first graphics card with 128MB of RAM, but just 1000 test cards were made at the time.

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In early tests the Voodoo 5 6000 was beating NVIDIA's at-the-time beast of a GeForce 2 Ultra, but it was just too expensive to make and in the end it didn't make it to market and 3dfx went out of business.

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Here we're looking at the Hint PCI Bridge Chip and Power Delivery, SWZSSR has added a Copper Enzotech Heatsink to the chip that will help extend its life.

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A closer look at the end of the card.

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There are also some Enzotech Copper Heatsinks attached to the rear of the chips as well.

All in all, I think I've just had a nostalgic techgasm looking at this Voodoo 5 6000... just, wow. I want one more than Half-Life 3.

NEWS SOURCES:Techpowerup.com


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