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Voodoo2 upgrade.....

spacey071397
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hi,
i have a p2 300 with 64mb ram...
at the moment i have a voodoo1 3dfx card, which was pretty cheap i guess, and ive had it for over a year.
however, now that voodoo2 has come, i am thinking of replacing my voodoo1 with voodoo2 (voodoovoodoovoodoo).
The Pure3d II looks like the best one, am i right?
so i am thinking of shelling out some money on that...
first...
3dfx (as in voodoo1) compatible games, have been coming steadily (i mean there wasnt one big outburst of them and then nothing), and the only reason im thinking of upgrading is the fact that i may be aquiring a bundle of money soon, and id like to do something worthwhile with it.
is it likely that the voodoo2 is  going to hold out for a long time? i mean long enough to buy 2 card and take advant of the fact that this is possible.
dont lay all the technical stuff on me im just looking for a summary of whats happenin.
will normal 3dfx games (voodoo1) work on the new card?
how do you recognise which games use voodoo1 and which use voodoo2? at the moment they just have the 3dfx logo on them, is there going to be a different logo for voodoo2 games?
will the new card speed up quake2, and other voodoo1 compatible games?
would it be worth buying 2 Pure3d II cards at the same time?

thanks a ton for your help.
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is it likely that the voodoo2 is  going to hold out for a long time?

sorry, but I don't think so... In two months from now there will be another age of 3d card, such as the riva tnt, faster than two voodoo 2 at sli  and cheaper than one of them. The 3d card industry is really going to change when the Riva tnt & savage 3d will come to the market, in about 2 months. My advice - stay with your voodoo 1 now, and wait for about 2 months. If you will want to, you will be able to buy the riva tnt, which will be sold at about 200$ for 16mb. If you will still prefer voodoo2 (unlikely), it will be much cheaper.

If you REALLY need speed better than voodoo 1 NOW, then you have no other choice - take the voodoo 2.

Avi Shava
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hmmm....
well thanks to the both of you...
i think ill go for the 2nd cheapest option and buy 1 voodoo2 card.
pure3dii sounds good.
thanks alot for the info shava, if ur right then u saved me from speding way too much money :) now i can afford some big ass speakers.

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