Even before the legendary graphics company 3dfx was bought by Nvidia in 2000, the no less legendary 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 with four VSA-100 graphics processors and 128 MB SDRAM should appear as the crowning glory of the series. Now a modder is about to revive the graphics card by reverse engineering.
Reverse engineering collector’s item
Never officially on the market, there are around 1,000 prototypes of the graphics card today, of which only a few can even run. Like the savvy modder Anthony, who has already reissued several voodoo accelerators, from the Russian modding community ModLabs.net has now announced in a corresponding article, the 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 is to be revived.
The GPU is expected to operate at 166 MHz.
Unlike the original, the reverse-engineering replica is not supplied with energy via an external power supply, but via a Molex connection. When and at what price the collector’s item will be available is not yet known. Some of these legendary graphics cards can also be found in the retro hardware picture thread.
Legendary GPUs on a computer base
In C: B_retro Ausgabe_9 , the editors have already dealt with legendary graphics cards and have also carefully examined the 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000.