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Flash
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Russia
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  01:48:26  Show Profile  Visit Flash's Homepage  Send Flash an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
What is it ? Powercolor or what ?







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Edited by - Flash on 17/02/2004 02:17:16

amp_man
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  02:20:43  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, you have stumbled across an OEM version of the V4 4500. If memory serves me correctly, these cards were slower than retail 4500s, I think that it was either because of their odd design or they might have actually been clocked at 143MHz or something. I believe these cards were manufactured by 3dfx themselves, unless the OEMs made them.
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Flash
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Russia
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  02:32:14  Show Profile  Visit Flash's Homepage  Send Flash an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
It's not 143MHz, normal 166 here

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InSomNiaN
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Australia
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  02:48:59  Show Profile  Visit InSomNiaN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
What is it ? Powercolor or what ?


Powercolor V4 have got the s-video out. *drool*

***ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI!***
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amp_man
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  03:43:25  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Flash

It's not 143MHz, normal 166 here



Okay then, the slowdown is due to the odd design of the card. I know I heard one or the other, just couldn't remember which was which.
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Flash
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Russia
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  04:05:58  Show Profile  Visit Flash's Homepage  Send Flash an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, maybe but i can't compare with retail V4 because i don't have it, only V5 6000 and Quantum3D Mercury (both waaaaay faster than any V4 :) )

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amp_man
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  04:47:48  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
oh well, you still have a Voodoo 4 . But remind me, Quantum3D Mercury, which one is that?
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lecram25
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USA
327 Posts

Posted - 17/02/2004 :  05:33:39  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's the Voodoo 4 L-card, aka loser card, mainly because of it's shape (L-shaped) and I think the performance was a little slower than usual...the Powercolor Voodoo 4 4500 AGP is like any other card today; that meaning it has the standard VGA output as well as tv-out/s-video and DVI output, plus the AGP 4x slot...

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Flash
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Russia
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  10:34:33  Show Profile  Visit Flash's Homepage  Send Flash an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by amp_man

oh well, you still have a Voodoo 4 . But remind me, Quantum3D Mercury, which one is that?


4xObsidian X-24 + Aalchemy board = 96Mb Voodoo2 w/ 2xFSAA and trilinear filtering

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sloomy
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Germany


111 Posts

Posted - 17/02/2004 :  12:17:30  Show Profile  Visit sloomy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wauw !! Not everybody has that baby dude !

Where have you found the card

Are you working with Quantum3D ?
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amp_man
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545 Posts

Posted - 17/02/2004 :  16:19:59  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Holy SH!T! Yeah, that would definately outperfrom a Voodoo 4, probably a Voodoo 5 (5500) also. But you must be stuck using the Quantum3D drivers? Or do the FastVoodoo drivers support this card?
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Nightbird
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  20:03:38  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
4xObsidian X-24 + Aalchemy board = 96Mb Voodoo2 w/ 2xFSAA and trilinear filtering

Not 4*X24 but 4*SB200I (the professional version)
The X24 is the consumer card.

And this card doesn't outperform a Voodoo5.
The Quantum3D Mercury could only run resolutions up to 1024x1024, has a Ramdac 135 mhz and only had drivers for Windows NT...
But it enabled anti-aliasing in hardware before other graphics cards came with the capability.

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Flash
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Russia
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  21:31:43  Show Profile  Visit Flash's Homepage  Send Flash an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sloomy

Wauw !! Not everybody has that baby dude !

Where have you found the card

Are you working with Quantum3D ?


Of course not (and i don't have 8464 :) ) I bought it for $120. Mercury is quite rare thing but it's possible to find it (unlike Rampage prototype or V4 4200 DDR ) and it's not so expensive like V5 6000 (of course some limitations here - no big textures, no 32 bit)

Very good thing for Unreal :)

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sloomy
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Germany


111 Posts

Posted - 17/02/2004 :  21:50:49  Show Profile  Visit sloomy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Can you use them on a normal pc ? What is you PSU

Can i also use my X-24 with WindowsXp ?
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3dfxFanatic
Initiate

Israel
79 Posts

Posted - 18/02/2004 :  00:08:20  Show Profile  Visit 3dfxFanatic's Homepage  Send 3dfxFanatic an AOL message  Send 3dfxFanatic an ICQ Message  Click to see 3dfxFanatic's MSN Messenger address  Send 3dfxFanatic a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
you should be able to use it with the fastvoodoo2 xp drivers...
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Flash
Novice

Russia
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Posted - 21/02/2004 :  16:57:28  Show Profile  Visit Flash's Homepage  Send Flash an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sloomy

Can you use them on a normal pc ? What is you PSU


No probs. You must only have 4 free PCI slots and case with at least two coolers (that thing is prone to overheat )
PSU ? I have 450W in my home PC (w/ V5 6K) and 600W in PC w/ Mercury, 600W is not for Mercury but for 16 SCSI U320 HDDs :)


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