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perer
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  15:56:36  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am interested in the designs of the Voodoo1 and the Voodoo2 and offcourse the rest. But where can you get those designs????
Do I have to go to Nvidia?? Or are they available on the net somewhere. I think that maybe whe can get the designs of the Voodoo1/2 but not the Voodoo5, because it is maybe to recent, and technology can stil be used in several cards. But the Voodoo 1/2 heve both old technices that don't cause a threat to Nvidia.

Has somebody already tried to contact Nvidia?????
And was it succesful??

(I read somewhere that Nvidia did not purchase Voodoo3/4 technology

NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  16:08:58  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You sir, are talking about the datasheets if I'm not mistaking.
And what would you want to do with those? Fix a broken card?
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lecram25
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Posted - 17/02/2004 :  18:29:46  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kepp trying, cause you won't get those designs/datasheets/whitepapers...

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perer
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Netherlands


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Posted - 19/02/2004 :  14:28:45  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
You sir, are talking about the datasheets if I'm not mistaking.
And what would you want to do with those? Fix a broken card?


Maybe, for some tweaks (overvolting, adding extra mem because the voodoo2 maybe supported Sdram).

quote:
Kepp trying, cause you won't get those designs/datasheets/whitepapers...


Have you tried then???
Why do you think these old cards are still such a big a threat, that they can't be given to the people????.

Have you tried????
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amp_man
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Posted - 19/02/2004 :  16:12:08  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nvidia often doesn't do what you would expect. If you go to Walmart, you can buy a GF2 MX400 for $70. This is the most outdated, useless card still on the market! If you go online, you can get much better cards for WAY cheaper. But Nvidia still produces and markets the GF2 MX chips, and manufacturers by them, put them on a board, and sell 'em. A while back, Nvidia even tried to stop Omega from producing his third-party drivers. Those were the only thing that kept my GF2 GTS usable.

Nvidia only has one thing in mind: money. Okay, money, and monopolizing the market so they can get more money. It would be a miracle if they gave you anything, but good luck trying.
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perer
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Posted - 19/02/2004 :  21:44:49  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thx for letting me know a little bit more about those Nvidia Bandits.
I have two Nvidia cards, but they are geforces 4, I had no chose, the radeon 8500 was to slow for me. But now I am glad that ATI has a fast card. But I still regret that XGI can't handle the dual chip function, that's the reason why the volari V8 DUO is to slow.

But I tried to E-mail: info@nvidia.com

But your mail won't arrive at this adres.

Now I don't now were to go, to the public relations or to something else?????
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PHOENIX
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France


66 Posts

Posted - 19/02/2004 :  23:32:43  Show Profile  Visit PHOENIX's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Technical info
http://www.ee.ualberta.ca/~mrochuk/3dfx/
http://www.medex.hu/~danthe/tdfx/docs/
http://www.falconfly.de/reference.htm
http://www.o3one.org/hwdocs_.html
http://sstfb.sourceforge.net/doc/

Voodoo board design
http://www.geocities.com/bansheedrivers/page4.html
file H3_51_1.pdf contains Voodoo3 design

Regards

Edited by - PHOENIX on 20/02/2004 00:09:50
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amp_man
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545 Posts

Posted - 20/02/2004 :  02:47:53  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.ee.ualberta.ca/~mrochuk/3dfx/ <-dead link
http://www.medex.hu/~danthe/tdfx/docs/ <- Access Forbidden
http://www.geocities.com/bansheedrivers/page4.html <- mostly about banshees, the manuals for everything else don't link

Thanks for the other links, I needed some info about my rush broke the stupid thing the other day, perhaps I can repair it
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perer
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Netherlands


243 Posts

Posted - 20/02/2004 :  17:50:34  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well I regret to say that I already had that info.
I think that I have to go to Nvidia.
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