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WANTED: 3DFX Voodoo2 PCI card

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    WANTED: 3DFX Voodoo2 PCI card

    Hi

    Am on the lookout for a pci version of the 3dfx voodoo2 graphics card. If anyone has one then please get in touch.

    Thanks for your time

    #2
    It's unlikely anyone here will sell you one. However, there are quite a few on ebay lurking around.

    Here's a V2 12MB for $50, cheap as they'll get for ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3DFX-VooDoo-...item4169d7be1c
    (has the nice trapezoidal-headed pass through cable)

    I was able to obtain a voodoo 2, voodoo 3 2000 & 3000, a voodoo 4 4500 (AGP 4x!), and a voodoo 5 5000 PCI w/ DVI.

    I'd recommend any voodoo 2 except the STB manufactured ones: they use SMT electrolytics which are far inferior to tantulums. Also, the creative ones may have a messier output, but I don't have one to confirm that.

    PS: AGP voodoo 2s are super, super rare.

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      #3
      /shrug I like my SLI set of STB cards hmmm wow, bought them ... 14 years ago? but playing Quake 2 @ 1024 was awsome hahaha
      -JDT

      Wanted: IBM XT/286 Model 5162 <-!!!

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        #4
        Originally posted by EverythingIBM View Post
        PS: AGP voodoo 2s are super, super rare.
        Are you talking about the banshee (2D+3D on one card)?
        What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
        Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
        Boxed apps and games for the above systems
        Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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          #5
          I think I actually have the Quantum3D Obsidian2 X24 lying around somewhere.
          That was after I picked up a set of Diamond's Voodoo2 SLI cards + Hercules' ET6k card.

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            #6
            Originally posted by dorkbert View Post
            I think I actually have the Quantum3D Obsidian2 X24 lying around somewhere.
            That was after I picked up a set of Diamond's Voodoo2 SLI cards + Hercules' ET6k card.
            Yeah, I have the X24 in a bin somewhere, too. Works great - I just need a system to put it in.
            Apple ][+ through Retina MacBook Pro, 5150 PC through Core i7 8870/GeForce GTX 1080Ti and quad Itanium 9150M, and many in between.
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              #7
              A pair of voodoo 2's on a single card, some jerkwad is showing off on ebay FIVE of them. He is selling one and the bid is already at $140.

              http://www.ebay.com/itm/160870675610
              It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                #8
                Hhmmm the prices on amazon seem to be a lot cheaper than on ebay us! Indeed the ebay uk site has some listed that are much cheaper!

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                  #9
                  Contact The Hackery. I do believe they have at least one available.

                  Originally posted by luckybob View Post
                  A pair of voodoo 2's on a single card, some jerkwad is showing off on ebay FIVE of them. He is selling one and the bid is already at $140.

                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/160870675610
                  Quantum Obsidian bricks and the slices of thereof are highly sought after simply because they are power hungry beasts. Their polygon pushing count could even stand up rather well against the higher end Silicon Graphics systems at the time.
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                    #10
                    I know this is a litle off topic but how do you identify a v2 with 8 or 12mb ram?
                    I have a Diamond monster 3d II in my collection and i'd like to know.
                    Electric Dreams

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Elvi View Post
                      I know this is a litle off topic but how do you identify a v2 with 8 or 12mb ram?
                      I have a Diamond monster 3d II in my collection and i'd like to know.
                      12MB models have EDO RAM chips soldered on both the top and the bottom. 8MB models only have them soldered on the top (so at the bottom of the card you'll see empty solder pads).

                      Originally posted by Unknown_K View Post
                      Are you talking about the banshee (2D+3D on one card)?
                      Absolutely not: Quantum made a few AGP based Voodoo 2 cards, like this one:
                      quantum3d_obsidian2_agp_tilt.jpg
                      Although that's not the one I was thinking of. It literally looked like a standard V2 reference board, except with AGP.

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                        #12
                        what do people make of this? legit?

                        http://www.amazon.com/3DFX-VOODOO2-A...=3dfx+voodoo+2

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by CU_AMiGA View Post
                          what do people make of this? legit?

                          http://www.amazon.com/3DFX-VOODOO2-A...=3dfx+voodoo+2
                          The price is absurdly low, then again it is an 8mb card. From my experience people avoid them as if they are the cause of cancer.
                          It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by luckybob View Post
                            The price is absurdly low, then again it is an 8mb card. From my experience people avoid them as if they are the cause of cancer.
                            Technically, if you get the 90Mhz EDO chips that'll work, you could solder them on and make it 12MB.

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                              #15
                              I never realy seen a breakdown on what games needed the extra texture RAM or if the 8/12MB difference affected SLI performance. Think I have an 8MB model on the shelf along with other spare Voodoo 1/2/3's. What is harder to find are the video cables needed to connect a V2 to your 2D card.
                              What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
                              Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
                              Boxed apps and games for the above systems
                              Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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