We tested Voodoo3 3000 operating not only at the nominal frequency (166MHz) but also at the frequency overclocked up to 195MHz (frankly speaking, it's workable even at 198MHz but it is always best to err on the safer side). The screenshot above from the overclocking program shows the mentioned frequency - 195MHz. Taking into account the reliability of Voodoo3 3000 in this case (and we've been testing it for quite a considerable while, however, with additional external cooling), our conclusions will definitely include the results of overclocking.
And what can be said about Voodoo3 3000 working rates? Actually, almost the same thing we said about Voodoo3 2000 some time ago: the speed is impressive, and with 195MHz frequency you will not find its peer now (even if you compare it to ASUS Riva TNT2 graphics card, which has undergone some benchmarks earlier). However, Voodoo3 3000 concedes a bit to ASUS V3800 (on Riva TNT2 chipset, with chipset and memory frequencies - 140/150MHz correspondingly) in Incoming, which serves to check the graphics card work in Direct3D. In all the other benchmarks Voodoo3 3000 is the indisputable leader even in the nominal regime. But we would like to stress it once again that this card demonstrates a tangible speed rise only with very fast CPUs (starting from 450MHz) and at very high resolutions (starting from 1024x768 and up). On the other hand, it (as well as Voodoo3 2000) doesn't allow Voodoo2 SLI to forge into the lead even in case the CPU is not that cool. That's why as far as speed parameters are concerned both Voodoo3 graphics cards can be regarded as a suitable replacement for Voodoo2 SLI. Moreover, the difference between Voodoo3 2000 and 3000 is so insignificant that the 2000 fellow appears to its best advantage.
iXBT heeft ook screenshots van de V3 en TNT2 die wederom laten zien dat de beeldkwaliteit van de TNT2 superieur is aan die van de V3.