I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I am a huge fan of the 3DFX era. Voodoo and Voodoo 2 are among my most favourite 3D hardware accelerator graphics cards and [H]ardForum member TheeRaccoon has shared a video showing eight Voodoo 2 chipsets in SLI running Half Life.
TheeRaccoon has used the legendary Quantum3D Mercury brick which features four Quantum3D Obsidian2 200SBi video boards, with each Obsidian2 board having two Voodoo 2 chipsets. As such, we are basically looking at eight Voodoo 2 chipsets with 96MB in SLI.
As TheeRaccoon said:
“These bricks were mostly used for military simulation in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. The image generated by each 200SBi board is combined into one image, giving you 4 tap rotated grid full scene anti-aliasing. This configuration was more for a gorgeous image as the additional horsepower is for the AA, however, you get Voodoo 2 SLI performance with AA at no expense to performance.”
This is a blast from the past and we had to share the video, so go ahead and watch it.
Kudos to our reader ‘Metal Messiah’ for bringing this to our attention!