Reviews and Problems with 3Dfx Voodoo3 3500 TV AGP
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The best video card I have owned, been chaising perfection since.
Wiseguy 945, Amazon
11 December 2006
Summary: I had bought this video card back in 2000 when I first built my current system. It was the best thing since sliced bread in my bood. It did everything I wanted it to. I was able to do some video capture, watch TV, listen to the radio, and get great video game play to boot. It did have it's inital flaws with playing DVDs, choppyness mainly. But with the online patch, it worked perfectly.
Summary: I used this video card up until 2 years ago in my system running windows 98 until the market forced me to change and up-convert to windows XP, and thus having to convert over to a new video card. This was the best video card on the market at the time I bought it back in 1999/2000 and this thing rocked. I played need for speed, doom, ect...with this beast with flawless graphic details. Plus, I had radio and TV with my cable connected to the system for internet.
Black Cat de La Bear "see that dark shape o'r..., Amazon
22 November 2006
Summary: this is an old card, in PC terms, dynosaures were extinct long after it's building. However, it is offered via 3rd party and if you plan on putting an old system up for your old 3dfx games(and before) you will need to make sure your mobo is not too new(or old) the "agp" on this card is the wrong shape and the wrong size for most modern(and legacy) mainboards.
Summary: I bought this card at its debut and have remained happy with it to this day. It is a granted fact that the 3DFX chipsets started losing to NVidia in the speed category long ago, however the Voodoo3 drivers are solid and stable. I run mine with a Tyan motherboard and it has worked wonderfully. Even today, my brand new GeForce4 and not-quite-as-new GeForce3 have problems with simple things like DVD playback.
Summary: I was initially quite impressed with this card - though the unique voodoo to vga cable adaptor was a bit odd. The card performed well, and actually still is. However, the special cable that came with the card (the only one that will allow your monitor to view the signal) is having problems now. If this was any other card I could easily buy a new VGA cable.
Summary: I was dreaming to use this card with the new upgrade that I did to my computer and Opps!, I could not plug the card inside. I did an upgrade to P4 using a new D850GB Intel Mother Board (MB) and this card doesn't fit in the MB AGP bus because the card doesn't have the same "cuts" on its AGP conector like the one on the AGP slot on the MB. The AGP slot on the MB has a guide (near one side like PCI slot) that should enters in the card.
Summary: I'm sure someone has made this comment before in these reviews. .... There are so many better graphics cards that are cheaper like a lower end Radeon or lower end geforce. Not only that but 3dfx went out of business, so there is not support for this product anymore. I owned a voodoo3, and now I own a voodoo5 5500. The voodoo5 [isn't good] (except if you want to play games that are supported with glide).
Summary: I've been using voodoo series video cards for quite some time for playing games, wathing dvd (etc.)and always been satisfied with their performance with any kind of windows based applications. The best part about the VOODOO 3 3500/2000/3000, their compatible with every game in the market, but forget about intel motherboards.WHY? Intel chipset based motherboards unfortunetly lack support for few games i've known so far(roque spear, etc.
Summary: I have just spent another long night attempting to upgrade my computer with "better" equipment, and I finally put back my trusty, reliable, Voodoo 3 3500 TV. Why did I ever take this out when, for the most part, it has run flawlessly in two completely different computers of mine. Granted the MPEG recording leaves alot to be desired, but who needs it, I'll just record things I want to save on my VCR.