From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Com, accessed August 30, Enthusiasts discovered that it was possible to enable the disabled TMU with a simple registry alteration [9]. Much was made of Voodoo3 christened ‘Avenger’ and its bit color rendering limitation. Views Read Edit View history.

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Voodoo3 was a series of computer gaming video cards manufactured and designed by 3dfx Interactive. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, a controversy arose over what happened next.

The ‘Avenger’ graphics core was originally conceived immediately after Banshee. 3fdx Voodoo3and differed mainly in clock frequencies memory and core were synchronous. The last set of drivers officially released for the Voodoo 3 on Win9x was version 1.

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Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Avenger was pushed to the forefront as it offered a quicker time to market than the already delayed Rampage. This page was last edited on 27 Julyat To save framebuffer space, the Voodoo3’s rendering output was dithered to 16 bit. Avenger was thus merely a Voodoo2 with an integrated bit 2D video accelerator and twice the clock speed.


Enthusiasts discovered that it was possible to enable the disabled TMU with a simple registry alteration [9]. This offered better quality than running in pure bit mode. In addition, one of the texture management units came disabled as well, making the board more like a Banshee.

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For Win the latest version is 1. The Voodoo3’s RAMDACwhich took the rendered frame from the framebuffer and generated the display image, vooxoo a 2×2 box or 4×1 line filter on the dithered image to almost reconstruct the original bit color render. Com, accessed August 30, Avenger’s other remarkable features included the bit GDI accelerator debuted in Banshee.

Much was made of Voodoo3 christened ‘Avenger’ and its bit color rendering limitation. Although the Voodoo3 was a replacement for the Voodoo2, it was often beaten by Voodoo2 SLI cards in direct comparisons. It was the successor to the company’s high-end Voodoo2 line and was based heavily upon the older Voodoo Banshee product.

This 2D engine led the Voodoo3 to be considered one of the more high-performance video cards of its generation.

This was in fact quite voodko, as Voodoo3 operated to full bit precision 8 bits per channel, In addition, the 3xfx consisted of one multi-texturing pipeline, the TNT series consisted 3ddx twin single texturing pipelines.


Due to mis-management by 3dfx, this caused the next-generation ‘Rampage’ project to suffer delays which would prove to be fatal to the entire company. The and boards generally differed in their support for TV output; the boards also carried a TV tuner and provided a wide range of video inputs and outputs. Pre-setup notably featured a guardband clipper eventually part of hardware transformation and lighting but the pixel pipeline was a conventional single-issue, dual-texture design almost identical to that featured on Voodoo2, but capable of working on bit image data as opposed to Voodoo2’s pure bit output.

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Views Read Edit View history. The internal organisation of Avenger was not complex. With the purchase of STB Systems, 3dfx had acquired several popular brand names.