Any individual can possess among the finest graphics cards, however not every person can obtain their hands on the famous 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 graphics card. Nevertheless, this unreleased treasure will not come inexpensive. The card is presently at $12,600 in an ebay.com listing as well as has numerous a lot more days of bidding process prior to the asking price ends up being well-known. We assumed the cost was significant a couple of days back when it was opting for ‘simply’ $5,500.
The Voodoo 5 6000 is an important artefact since it was the last graphics card that 3dfx made, however it never ever showed up on the marketplace. It’s the matching of EVGA’s unreleased GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card that at some point mosted likely to an enthusiast for a massive $12,400, other than the Voodoo 5 6000 has even more background, as well as it’ll interest see what the greatest prospective buyer wants to use.
As found by Twitter individual Löschzwerg (opens up in brand-new tab), a graphics card fanatic as well as collection agency installed a Voodoo 5 6000 model for public auction on ebay.com (opens up in brand-new tab) This is the genuine bargain, unlike the Voodoo 5 6000 replicant we saw a number of years back. With 6 days left on the public auction, the sought after graphics card will likely wind up costing a tiny lot of money.
This is a Voodoo5 6000 alteration 3700A model with the complete PCI rework. According to the ebay.com listing, 3dfx designer Jindrich (Hank) Semenec was the one that directly remodelled the graphics card to run stably at FSAA 8x setting. The vendor has actually apparently checked the graphics card, as well as it’s “unfailing at 8X.” He likewise declares that this model comes from the later phases of the 6K model task, as well as subsequently, many insects have actually been straightened out.
The graphics card leveraged 4 VSA-100 cpus at 166 MHz, each showing off 32MB 166 MHz SDRAM. Additionally, the Voodoo5 6000 was the very first customer pc gaming graphics card to flaunt 128MB of onboard memory. However, the power demands were so requiring that the AGP port might not properly feed the Voodoo5 6000. Consequently, the retail examples depended on an exterior power supply linking to an air conditioner electrical outlet. However, some Voodoo5 6000 models, such as the one from the ebay.com public auction, make use of a Molex adapter, as well as others have the Molex adapter soldered to the PCB.
The Voodoo5 6000 was a wonder of a graphics card throughout its time, however the high manufacturing price thwarted its launch. Additionally, the graphics card made use of a multi-chip (4 VSA-100 chips) style where completing GeForce as well as Radeon versions adhered to a solitary chip. In addition, the 128MB VRAM as well as outside power block really did not assist the Voodoo5 6000’s reason. Lengthy tale short, 3dfx at some point declared bankruptcy in 2002, as well as all that is left are these priceless, unreleased Voodoo antiques of the past.