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Posted - 20/12/2005 :  16:19:03  Show Profile  Visit Komponent's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello dudes! My first topic here, so don't laugh at my modest English...
I recently received one dead Voodoo 3 2000 (card only). As I used other 3DFX products in the past, I knew that the retail cards were produced at STB Mexico, but there were few OEMs licensed to produce video cards powered by Voodoo GPUs, often with different PCB design.
My unfortunately dead Voodoo 3 2000 that just came into my posession has original 3DFX design, with minor exceptions (a few different looking capacitors). On the PCB there is marked: "(c) 1999 STB SYSTEMS, INC." on the front and "3DFX Interactive 210-0364-003" plus 3dfx logo on the back.
Almoust the average, one in a million Voodoo 3 2000 piece... But, surprise: on the front PCB there is a sticker that states: "MADE IN CHINA"
I have no foto camera to upload pictures of the card, but lucky me..., as I googled for the serial number on the back (other sticker) I received only one result: one topic on 3dfx.cz 's forum, with pictures included. I cannot understand the language so it gave no real use to me, but there is the link:
Maybe somebody here can translate it for me...
But first the fotos linked from there:

My Voodoo has PCB date: 0300 and on the AGP notch: 4 -different than on the fotos, the rest is the same: REV C...
Please help me identify the OEM of this card and if possible provide me a translation of the topic at forum.3dfx.cz ( http://forum.3dfx.cz/viewtopic.php?t=319 )
Is it a rare card? I think it is the reference Voodoo 3 2000, but assembled in China ??? Anybody here owns such a piece?


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Posted - 24/12/2005 :  09:03:49  Show Profile  Visit Komponent's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Should I understand that nobody here knows where was it assembled this 3DFX clone (what factory in China) and the name of the company that built my card. Although it is a cloned Voodoo 3 2000, I never heard of 3DFX Interactive having a factory in China...
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Posted - 25/12/2005 :  17:27:27  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I can't say many things about this card.
A Voodoo 3 2000 built for the Asian market probably but the factory or the manufacturer, frankly no idea.

A translation of the topic at forum.3dfx.cz ?
i'm pretty sure that ps47 can help ...


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Posted - 25/12/2005 :  21:21:06  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
I'll put it short:
guys have found out that some v3s are indeed made in china (Voodoo 3 - 2000 AGP,7th week y.2000, 0700/rev.C and Voodoo 3 - 2000 PCI,49th week y.1999, 4599/rev.A2),but thats it.no one knows any further details..

darn,just remenbered that I already owe a translations (v2 watercooled),I should get to work..

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Edited by - ps47 on 25/12/2005 23:45:36
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Posted - 02/01/2006 :  12:43:06  Show Profile  Visit Komponent's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanx ps47!
I guess this cloned Voodoo "made in China" is not so common after all!
Anyone interested for a trade? Or do the collectors here allready have such a piece?
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  10:06:24  Show Profile  Visit ArchAngelCD's Homepage  Send ArchAngelCD an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Any Voodoo card made in China is worth less than anywhere else IMO.
Another problem, it's AGP so it can't be used in a system with a newer primary video card.


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