Old School Video Card Question

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Dr. No, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Dr. No macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2003
  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
  3. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

    Jul 2, 2004
    Toronto, Canada.
    In fact, they also made a quad processor version (Voodoo 5 6000 if I recall correctly,) they are ridiculously rare as they were never released (as in, the cheapest I saw one for was over $1,000 US on eBay.)

    A Radeon $40 8500 will still mop the floor with it. Yeah, that's the expression I picked. So what?!

    Edit: changed 6500 to 6000

    Source and photos
  4. Dr. No thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2003
    Blue and White G3.

    But my question was- can it be a Mac card and PC card at the same time??

    From those articles it looks like they produced a special "Mac Edition" of the card, and the PC and Mac cards were not interchangeable.
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Yes, if a manufacturer so decided, they could make a single card that worked in both a Mac and a PC. 3dfx did make some Voodoo cards that way.

    But, you'd be better off finding a PCI Radeon. Much better. (Unless you specifically want to play an old game that has 3dfx acceleration, but not OpenGL.)

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