Voodoo 4

The Voodoo 4 4500 delivers all the power and performance PC owners demand from 3dfx. Designed around the new 3dfx VSA-100 chip, the Voodoo4 4500 features a 3D engine capable of rendering over 333 Megapixels per second and a 350 MHz RAMDAC for 2D resolutions as high as 2048x1536. Working together, they bring both 2D Windows applications and 3D games to life in glorious 32-bit color. With support for all major API's including DirectX®, Glide® and OpenGL®, the Voodoo4 4500 AGP boasts the largest library of titles available for the PC. A perfect balance of price and performance, the Voodoo4 4500 is the ideal 2D/3D accelerator for today's home PC enthusiast.

Voodoo 4

Features Benefits
Fully integrated 128-bit 2D/3D Video Accelerator It's not just for gaming! Voodoo 4 enables outstanding 2D and video applications too.
32 or 16 MB of Graphics Memory Enough memory to handle high-resolution 32-bit gaming with large textures.
Fill Rate of 333-367 Megapixels per second Fill rate delivers frame rate. Virtually all games are limited by fill rate at resolutions of 1024x768 and above so the higher your fill rate the faster your game will perform.
FXT1 and DirectX® Texture Compression Dramatically reduces the size of texture images with no loss in visual quality and enables higher frame rates and better image quality. VSA-100 supports all five DXTC compression modes. Texture compression is critical for use of 2048x2048 and 32-bit textures.
8-bit Palletized Textures The most widely used form of texture compression; as with FXT1, palletized textures enable higher frame rates and enhanced image quality. Graphics cards that do not support palletized textures often experience severe game compatibility problems.
32-bit Rendering Supports the highest possible image quality for the latest titles.
32-bit Textures Allows use of the highest quality artwork seen in today's titles.
2k x 2k Textures Allows you to enjoy the full impact of the most detailed artwork used by game developers; larger textures=more complex, more stunning images.
24-bit Floating Point Depth Buffer (Z or W) Virtually eliminates "Z aliasing," or having surfaces that should be visible being occluded and surfaces that should be occluded being visible.
8-bit Stencil Buffer Improves image quality and realism by supporting a technique widely used by 3D content developers to create complex shapes such as shadows.
PCI or 4X AGP with Full Sideband Support The lastest industry-wide grahpics bus standard.
350MHz RAMDAC Allows users to run at insane resolutions and incredible refresh rates, up to 2048x1536 at 85Hz.
The industry's most complete API support: DirectX, OpenGL, and Glide Assures the industry's highest title compatibility.
DVD hardware assist: planar to packed-pixel conversion Assists DVD titles in running at 30fps without dropped frames.
Macintosh, Linux, Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP drivers Allows you to run the Voodoo4 4500 AGP with standard operating systems.

The Voodoo 4 was known as the "L" Card around 3dfx. Not because of the model that resembled the letter "L", but because of "Loser". This was the last card they completed before 3dfx went under, and everyone who worked at 3dfx, knew that the card would sell bad. There was also a Voodoo 4 4000 made(shown below), with only 16 megs of RAM. A PowerColor Voodoo 4 was also made, called The EvilKing 4.

Other Information
The front and back of the Voodoo 4 4500(above).

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