The Voodoo 4 is the value variant of the Voodoo 5. They both use the same VSA-100 chip but the Voodoo 5 has two of them, thereby, doubling its speed(and also doubling its memory requirements).Originally posted by Kenshin
Is there a significant difference between the voodoo 4 and the voodoo 5? I never hear anyone mention the voodoo 4. Also which of the following three video cards is best. Geforce 2 mx, ati radeon3D 32MB SDRAM or a voodoo 5?
I just remembered something about the i810 chipset. I think it actually forces the computer to use the built-in video. I don't think it can use another video card or it will still use the built-in video even if another video card is available. I'm not entirely sure but I remember reading about this `feature' somewhere. I don't know how multi-monitor support would work on it though.Originally posted by Shadow_Caster
hi. Quick question. im using an incredibly crappy intel 810e chipset w/ no agp port. which pci card should I invest in?
V5 PCI is barely slower than the AGP varient, for reasons unique to the way it's implemented. Read up on your facts.Originally posted by Demigod79
I'd go for the Voodoo 4 PCI. A Voodoo 5 on a PCI is a complete waste, I don't know why 3Dfx even made it.
GF2MX owns V4 really quite badly. Radeon, even with SDRAM, beats out a V5 consistently. Also, the memory on the V5 isn't 'SLI'd as you like to put it. SLI is merely used to describe the way the two chips interact to render scenes (in fact, it's not quite accurate with the method v5 uses, but everyone remembers it from v2, so 3dfx stuck with it).Originally posted by Demigod79
The fastest of the 3 cards would have to be the Voodoo 5. The GeForce 2 MX is a value card, about equal in speed to the Voodoo 4, and the Radeon card you mentioned only has SDRAM, which isn't very fast compared to the Voodoo 5 `SLI' memory.
Heh, looks like there's still lots of room left on the PCI bus. I wonder when AGP will finally show its edge. I just think they marketed the product wrong. The Voodoo 5 was targeted at the high-end gamer's market but most gamers I know won't even look at PCI videocards, but I guess it's a good solution for the very few minority of gamers who don't have an AGP slot. I dunno, I just don't get 3Dfx's strategy there.Originally posted by Phuzzi
V5 PCI is barely slower than the AGP varient, for reasons unique to the way it's implemented. Read up on your facts.