3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 video card reverse engineered and re-created by enthusiast

Most of you probably have no clue what Voodoo graphics or 3dfx is or meant, but for Guru3D, this was the reason and era this website started before the year 2000. This new thing called 3D graphics accelerators became obtainable and shaped it into what it is today.

For many, 3dfx is a synonym as what Commodore 64 and Amiga is for others, nostalgia. An aficionado operating under the alias Zx-c64 managed to reverse engineer a rather interesting-looking Voodoo graphics card based on commercially available components. The result, a 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 video card. A product that holds four VSA-100 co-processors (you can't call them GPUs, really). zx-c64, aka Anthony, has completely rebuilt an original Voodoo 5 6000, again with four VSA-100 chips, and wait for it .... sixteen 8 MB 166 MHz SDRAM modules. It's all been put together on a self-made PCB. You can see a move from AGP to PCIe Express, the added benefit from using PCI Express is that it can feed 75 Watts, no longer an external power supply was needed. below I added a photo of an original Voodoo 5 6000, that's the one with the brick :)

The card works just like the original Voodoo graphics cards, which includes all issues, including color distortion and artifacts, thus bugs, lol. The product offers the same performance, same BIOS, and works on the old drivers. Perhaps Anthony has made a new trend; I am sure some people would like to purchase such a replica. For those that wonder whatever happened with 3Dfx, they have been acquired by NVIDIA back in the year 2000.

What an amazing job; well done and well-executed, Anthony; we take a deep bow to you.

3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 video card reverse engineered and re-created by enthusiast

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