Reply 20 of 218, by swaaye
When I tried a Voodoo3 2000 in my SiS 496 board there was a major performance jump when I moved from a Am5x86 160 to POD @ 100. Ironically, while the POD was clearly fastest for 3D games, it measured slower elsewhere because the L2 cache wasn't working right.
I don't see Voodoo3 offering a speed boost over a Voodoo2 though because of the CPUs here. There's no chance of Voodoo2 being a bottleneck. But I do prefer Voodoo3 because it only needs 1 PCI slot and you get unlimited resolution choice, higher image quality and its top notch 2D.
Voodoo1 would however be at a disadvantage because it does not have full triangle setup offload meaning the CPU is tasked with some more work. This is where Rendition hit 3Dfx in their advertising. A Verite V1000 might give more performance than a Voodoo1 on such slow CPUs. But then with a V1000 you pretty much must play Speedy3D/RRedline games so comparisons are difficult.