+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Guest

    3Dfx Voodoo 5 6000 for sale on eBay

    <P><SPAN class=textstandard><STRONG><U>3Dfx Voodoo 5 6000</U></STRONG> is by many considered the most monstrous retail graphics card ever made and it's not very hard to understand why. The graphics card pioneers at 3Dfx took the graphics card market by storm when it launched Voodoo; the first 3D graphics accelerator on the market and the last card it made before it was acquired by NVIDIA was its Voodoo 5 series and the flagship Voodoo 5 6000. The 6000 model never entered the market and the reason for this is simply because the card was mighty complicated and expensive to manufacture. Voodoo 5 6000 actually makes NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2 with its two graphics cards look a bit wimpy. 3Dfx namely equipped Voodoo&nbsp;5 6000 with no less than 4 graphics circuits and with then impressive 128MB graphics memory.</SPAN></P><SPAN class=textstandard>
    <P>The result from this was a graphics card as large as its was expensive complicated, which has through the years become a legend among computer enthusiasts. Now one of these rare jewels has appeared at online auction site eBay and the card that is being sold is the card hardware site Sudhian used a few&nbsp;years back in what it claims to be the only complete review of Voodoo&nbsp;5 6000, ever. Anyhow, it is the author himself that is selling the card and this should prove enough security for those who wants to buy some graphics card history. The auction ends on August 11 and the bid is at the moment up to 610 USD. </P>
    <P align=center><U><IMG style="WIDTH 460px; HEIGHT 170px" alt="" hspace=0 src="http//www.nordichardware.com/image3.php?id=1698" align=bottom border=0></U></P>
    <P>The card is not compatible with newer platforms, but the person who finally gets this most likely has no hopes to break any performance records, but now there is at least http//cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;ih=004&amp;item=1400155 32360&amp;rd=1&amp;sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&amp ;rd=1the possibility to own one of the graphics card history's best known cards</A>. </P></SPAN>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    608
    I read a wonderful article once on the history of the company, the vd5 6000, and also a fun benchmark of one of the actual cards, as well as how to mod it and make it work, since all of the produced vd5 6000 cards will destroy themselves during use unless they are fixed.

    The article is translated into French, English, and Dutch :]

    http://www.x86-secret.com/articles/divers/v5-6000/v56kgb-1.htm

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    4,510
    The history portion in the beginning was quite educational!



    You just gotta love that

    //Andreas
    "I'm sort of a postmodern vegetarian, I eat meat ironically"
    "You are our Swedish superhero "

    Forget everything, knowledge is your enemy, it's only going to make you second-guess yourself."

Similar Threads

  1. New 3dfx graphics drivers for Windows XP
    By in forum News archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-08-2007, 04:17 PM
  2. Voodoo 1 drivers for Windows XP x64
    By in forum News archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-19-2006, 06:32 PM
  3. Intel Core E6600 for sale at eBay
    By in forum News archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-03-2006, 08:06 PM
  4. Voodoo 5 6000: The first real review
    By jonas in forum News archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-01-2003, 09:16 AM
  5. Why did 3dfx die?
    By jonas in forum News archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-30-2003, 05:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts