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Poll Results: Which card had the greatest impact

 
  • 43% (50)
    Voodoo Graphics (first 3d accelorator)
  • 5% (6)
    Voodoo 2 SLi (first multi card)
  • 5% (6)
    Riva 128 (first intergrated 3d/2d card)
  • 6% (7)
    TNT (32bit color in 3d)
  • 0% (1)
    Rage Fury Maxx (dual GPU)
  • 4% (5)
    Geforce 256 (Hardware TnL)
  • 1% (2)
    Geforce 3 (Shaders)
  • 10% (12)
    Radeon 9700pro (FP24 Blending)
  • 7% (8)
    Geforce 6800Ultra (HDR, FP32 Aplha Blending)
  • 1% (2)
    Radeon 1900XTX (shaders over Textures)
  • 13% (15)
    Geforce 8800GTX (unified shaders)
114 Total Votes  
post #21 of 42
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Which card killed 3Dfx?

TNT damanged it

TNT2 started taking customers

Geforce 256 crippled it

Geforce 2GTS killed the company
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post #22 of 42
it was between the Voodo and the TNT, decided on Voodoo.
Voodoo was what started it, always bettered itself and made UT play like a dream
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post #23 of 42
i voted 6800 ultra based on the fact it was a huge leap to what was out at the time..incorporated a ton of new technology..technogloy which has remained the same sicne it was released..its downfall however..is that its simply not fast enough to run the technology it was made for
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post #24 of 42
GeForce 256 changed everything.

It wasn't the hardware TNL, it was the competition drive.

Before GeForce, 3dFX was king, none questioned it.

After GeForce 256, people didn't know. Fanboys stuck by 3dfx, new enthusiasts had their hand under their chin in wonder.

Before that, I'd have to say Voodoo2 because of its compatibility with integrated/crappy prebuilt systems. You could have the crappiest Hewlett Packard in the world, if you had a PCI slot, voodoo 2 changed your system from a crappy Half life software rendered lobster, into a Quake 3 eating monster.

But I think, as far as industry, Geforce 256 catapaulted things.
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post #25 of 42
Thread Starter 
nameless the TNT2 made the compition, TNT2 and Voodoo3 competed so much, in 16bit the voodoo was about 3% faster but TNT2 did 32bit rendering, TNT2 got alot of attetion and geforce just erridacted them
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post #26 of 42
i was like 5 when most of this happened...
OH NOES
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post #27 of 42
Voodoo graphics, definitely.
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post #28 of 42
Umm...just so you know..the 6800 wasn't the first to have HDR. My 6600GT did HDR, too.
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post #29 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by jman888 View Post
i was like 5 when most of this happened...
I know the feeling. I was a jobless middle schooler when things started heating up in the 3D world. I remember reading PC enthusiast and gaming magazines with adds on "Ultimate" gaming rigs running Thunderbirds and Voodoos; I was like "Damn, that thing must be super fast"
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post #30 of 42
ill never forget the word Voodoo when that came out it was way bigger than anything ive ever seen...
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