3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

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3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

Postby rcarkk » 2018-8-21 @ 17:42

Hello guys. I´m new here. I have an interesting question. Today, i received a 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI with 6ns SDRAM modules. My question is, the majority of cards, brings 7ns SDRAM modules and are STB cards. This one says 3dfx on the front and is manufactured in China. Is this a fake card? I only saw one on google like mine. All of the rest are STB manufactured in Mexico. Any ideas?
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Re: 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

Postby Qbix » 2018-8-22 @ 08:11

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Re: 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

Postby meljor » 2018-8-22 @ 21:58

I have the exact same card including the same 6ns ram chips. Mine's only mising the china sticker.

6ns is nice as they are the same as the ones on the 3000 cards so 166mhz should be easy, just put a fan on the small heatsink.
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Re: 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

Postby realoldguy23 » 2018-8-24 @ 05:24

I also have the same card. The previous owner just had replaced the heat sink with a bigger one. China sticker and RAM speed is the same as on yours. The card works perfectly. Why do you think its a fake?
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Re: 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

Postby havli » 2018-8-24 @ 16:10

Most Voodoo3 were made in Mexico but these chinese are rather common too. They are definitely genuine, no fake cards.
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Re: 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

Postby ph4nt0m » 2018-9-03 @ 13:18

3Dfx had quality and volume related issues with their Mexican plant at Juarez after the STB purchase in 1998, so they outsourced some production to China. These cards are just as good as Mexican. At the very least, their GPU heat spreaders were glued better on average than on those Mexican cards.
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Re: 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI 16MB 7ns SDRAM

Postby rcarkk » 2018-9-19 @ 17:27

Hi guys. Thanks for the replies. I thought the card was fake. Yeah, it works very well and OC to 166mhz on memory and GPU very easy. I have placed a 120mm fan blowing to the card directly. Perfect temperatures on GPU.
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