Here is Quantum3D Mercury Brick, eight Voodoo 2 chipsets with 96 MB in SLI, running Valve’s classic Half-Life

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!

Legendary Quantum3D Mercury brick plays Half-Life!?!?

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email