Actually it's been proven that the Riva TNT2 is overall faster than the Voodoo 3(I don't know about the M64 version though). As for quality I think the Voodoo 3 outshines the TNT2. Nvidia's known to have crappy 16bit texture quality. Their 32bit isn't too shabby but it chops off 15-20 frames. A lot of older games (UT, Quake series) are optimized for Glide so they show up best on Voodoo cards. But the Voodoo 3 is only proficient in Glide applications. It's Direct3D is slow and it doesn't have a full OpenGL ICD so most OpenGL games won't work on it. Still, it was a very good card for its time.Originally posted by hoyoyo80
I think that voodoo 3 is a lot faster than riva tnt2, i mean a lot...but for graphic detail better go for Riva Tnt2 but slower!!!
I am not a 3Dfx propagandist but I think the Voodoo 3 was a very balanced card. It had all the features that it needed to perform. The TNT2 was loaded with all of the newer features but most of them didn't really come into play until the GeForce arrived. The TNT2 had support for 32bit color but it cut 15-20 frames, which is a pretty severe cut considering its limited rendering capabilities. Most people couldn't tell the difference anyways, and I found the 3Dfx texture quality to be a lot better than my TNT2's. It also had 32 MB of RAM so it could scale up to very high resolutions but a TNT2 was best played at low or modest resolutions. At 1024x768 @32 bit color I get around 30 fps in UT, not very good speed in my opinion. I usually stick with 800x600 and use 16bit color to get optimal speeds. The TNT2 also had support for AGP 4X but with its limited rendering abilities it really had no need for it. AGP 2X was more than enough to run any game, even now.Originally posted by liquid
um the voodoo 3 isn't capable of 32bit rendering. however the TNT2 is. Unfortunately it is a 1999 spec card designed with DirectX6 in mind. So it lacks several hardware features such as S3 Texture Compression and T&L (I bet someone's gonna complain about how overated these features are...usually a 3dfx or Kyro owner).