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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by T4C Fantasy, Dec 10, 2012.

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    I used to own back in 2001 (and still have somewhere in the loft) a Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 Kyro II, don't think there were huge numbers floating around.... maybe because they were so bad!

    http://www.dansdata.com/prophet4500.htm
     
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    Wasnt X850XT PE's said to be 'vapourware' at one point??

    I still have my AGP version lying around, It was part of my so called 'back up' rig but for some reason that wont power up and I have no idea - maybe it was laying on the bench with its guts strewn out all over the place for too long.
     
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    I thought PCI-e 2.0 introduced 150W from the slot....... I heard something that indicated PCI-e 3.0 allowed upto 300W from the slot? Not sure on that one.
     
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    Well these great 3DFX based cards were absolutely beasts for the time and paved the way for NVIDIA and ATI/AMD. I miss the good old days and loved my dual 12mb voodoo2's for counter-strike, Diablo 2 and Unreal Tournament. Oh and the voodoo 6000 that was unreleased that was going to have an external power adapter included, imagine that now... Shame quantum3d's not around anymore I'd love to see that they'd make with modern GPU's.

    There's just too much good stuff on www.thedodgegarage.com/3dfx/ to list.

    http://www.thedodgegarage.com/3dfx/q3d_obsidian2.htm

    http://www.thedodgegarage.com/3dfx/q3d_mercury_brick.htm

    http://www.thedodgegarage.com/3dfx/q3d_aa5_8164.htm

    http://www.thedodgegarage.com/3dfx/pro_v6k.htm

    From Left to Right, Obsidian2 X-24MB, AAlchemy 8164, Voodoo 6000, Obsidian2 200SBi Heavy Metal Brick
     

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    added new ares II
     
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    Not sure how rare but I haven't seen many

    TOXIC Liquid Cooled X1950 XT-X

    Still works!

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    Like the Matrox Parhelia I hoped at the time that the SIS Volari series would do well. It would have been interesting to see SIS and Matrox re-enter the market and be competitive. Both had their promise, SIS with multi-gpu much like 3DFX and Matrox with what was at the time an insanely wide bus (512bit) and surround gaming capabilities. Its a pity that neither really got off the ground. It would have been interesting to see how continued competition would have driven Nvidia and ATI/AMD.
     
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    I still think this was quite a rare card,

    Sparkle Calibre P960(9600 GT)

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    To mlee49: this sparkle is the sexiest card ever :D

    Small AFOX HD 7850 versions: Low profile and single slot
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Looks great choice for very small gaming systems
     
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    Nice thread. Lots of memories that didn't always happen lol.
     
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    Various Rare and Prototype 3Dfx Graphics cards from the Voodoo5 6000 to Rampage:

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    the guy above said Asus had designed a dual 480 in a single card....what it would looks like:banghead::banghead:suck more power than my heater:banghead:
     
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    Most of these cards look really nice.
     
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    I got one of these folding 46000 ppd. Its a beast. Got the Matrix version of the 570 too both awesome cards, both folding, 80000 ppd between the 2 . core on 900 on both with auto fan 78c
     
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