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First post, by Aebtdom

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I was Just wondering.
I am taking the opportunity to benchmark some graphics cards in my spare time, just to have an overview to how they compare in performance.
Now I am wondering If i put my voodoo 5 5500 into single chip mode. Are the results comparable to the voodoo 5 4500?

My list will be:
Voodoo 1 4mb
Voodoo banshee 12mb
Voodoo 2 12mb
Voodoo 2 SLI 2x12mb
Voodoo 3 3000
Voodoo 4 4500 if it adds up
Voodoo 5 5500

All on a AMD XP 2600+

Later on I will add a TNT 2 M64 and Ultra
I740, g200, gf 4280,gf 5500, gf 5200, rage 128, savage 4 on at least 3dm 99.

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AMD XP2400+, 512MB DDR 333, GA-7VRXP KT333
3Dfx VD 5 5500 64MB AGP 2X
SATA 150 TXII + 80GB WD SATA, 40GB WD IDE, Creative SB Live
(3Dfx V 2 Creative + 3Dfx V 2 A-Trend Helios)
Win98 SE Dx9.0c, IIyama Vision Master 1451 19"

Reply 1 of 6, by framebuffer

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Yes, since the 5500 is basically a 4500 SLI and since there is no unified memory access on the 5500 for the VSA100 chips, so each chip has access only to 32MB of RAM and disabling one of them disables also the associated RAM

https://framebuffer.io

Reply 2 of 6, by Aebtdom

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Thank you for confirming.

AMD XP2400+, 512MB DDR 333, GA-7VRXP KT333
3Dfx VD 5 5500 64MB AGP 2X
SATA 150 TXII + 80GB WD SATA, 40GB WD IDE, Creative SB Live
(3Dfx V 2 Creative + 3Dfx V 2 A-Trend Helios)
Win98 SE Dx9.0c, IIyama Vision Master 1451 19"

Reply 4 of 6, by seanneko

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framebuffer wrote on 2021-03-10, 20:35:

Yes, since the 5500 is basically a 4500 SLI and since there is no unified memory access on the 5500 for the VSA100 chips, so each chip has access only to 32MB of RAM and disabling one of them disables also the associated RAM

How do you disable one of the chips on a 5500? I have a 5500 with faulty RAM which I'm trying to troubleshoot.

Reply 5 of 6, by Aebtdom

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If you install Amiga Merlin 2.9 driver with the 3dfx tools.. you can change the quality of your Direct3D and OpenGL/Glide from single, fastest performance, 2x Anti Aliasing and 4x Anti Aliasing.

AMD XP2400+, 512MB DDR 333, GA-7VRXP KT333
3Dfx VD 5 5500 64MB AGP 2X
SATA 150 TXII + 80GB WD SATA, 40GB WD IDE, Creative SB Live
(3Dfx V 2 Creative + 3Dfx V 2 A-Trend Helios)
Win98 SE Dx9.0c, IIyama Vision Master 1451 19"

Reply 6 of 6, by framebuffer

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Doornkaat wrote on 2021-03-11, 04:20:

Afaik the V5500 doesn't support sideband addressing, which the V4500 does.
Does it support sideband addressing when run in single chip mode?

that's a good point, in fact the Voodoo4 has also AGP4x and Voodoo5 AGP 2x, so for completeness, since I haven't done any test myself and can not find valid references, I guess it's fair to say that Voodoo4 4500 AGP and Voodoo5 5500 AGP, with one VSA100 disabled, should have very comparable performance but probably not at 100.00%

seanneko wrote on 2021-03-11, 04:41:

How do you disable one of the chips on a 5500? I have a 5500 with faulty RAM which I'm trying to troubleshoot.

It's been a while, don't remember exactly but I'd look in advanced options (in driver panel)

https://framebuffer.io