An engineer has revived the Voodoo 5 6000 graphics card by adding a VSA-100 coprocessor and 8 MB 166 MHz SDRAM modules on the circuit board he printed.
The Voodoo 3dfx brand, which is undoubtedly one of the pioneers of the graphics card market but could not maintain its success, took its place on the dusty shelves of history today. A video card model of the Voodoo brand, which started with great anticipation and ended under the roof of Nvidia, is interestingly back.
Voodoo 5 6000 is with us again
3Dfx Interactive, which blew like a storm in the second half of the 90’s and revolutionized in terms of 3D graphics; It collapsed when it could not produce enough to sustain competition. It was later bought by Nvidia.
Voodoo had coincided with the last period of 5 6000 companies. Although the GeForce 2 GTS rooted competitors such as ATI Radeon 7200, GeForce 2 Ultra and Radeon 7500, it could not be released due to a serious error and some incompatibilities.
An engineer using the nickname Zx-c64 managed to bring the original Voodoo 5 6000 graphics card back to life. The engineer, who put 4 VSA-100 co-processors on the circuit board he made, added 16 8 MB 166 MHz SDRAM modules to his side.
Using PCIe Express instead of AGP, the engineer got rid of the dependency on external energy sources and managed to settle for 75W. It is stated that the card works like the original and offers the same performance in its old drivers. Even serious mistakes have been preserved.
Today, there are video cards that are many times beyond the Voodoo 5 6000 graphics cards, but there will be those who want to experience nostalgia. We wonder which other nostalgic graphics cards will come to life again.