An enthusiastic forum user has managed to put together what could well be the makings of a comprehensive 3DFX database. The site itself is super-old in its makings, but has recently been updated with new pics and other goodies.
Gary Donavan describes himself as a 3DFX ‘collector’ and this page is a document of the cards he has acquired. While Whackypedia has plenty of articles on the rise and fall of the graphics company once synonymous with 3D acceleration, this chap is on a mission to acquire all the cards the company produced and put up as many pictures as possible for the world to see. As he mentions in this forum thread, the latest addition to his collection is a Voodoo Graphics Piranha, the only board with three TMUs made.
Aside from the normal cards you’d expect to see, the guy has managed to acquire himself a debug Daytona board, A Voodoo5 6000, as well as a nice collection of Quantum 3D boards. Alongside the pics of the cards in action there’s lots of decent information about how the cards came to be, the hardware revisions, and the prototypes that didn’t work, as well as a fascinating insight into the Rampage product, which was worked on right until the night before its engineers were folded into Nvidia and the GeForce FX product.
For anyone who was playing Quake 2 in the 3DFX days, this will consume your morning in a fit of passionate nostalgia. Check it out, and why not donate an old board to the project?
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Source:→ The Inquirer