Bij AnandTech hebben ze een review gepost van de 3dfx Velocity 100. Een 2D/3D kaart a'la de Voodoo3 2000 alleen met maar 8MB SGRAM. Nadat je in het register de 2e Texture Mapping Unit aan het gezet blijken de prestaties van de kaart toch vrij hoog te liggen:
We weren’t sure what to expect with the Velocity 100 as its specifications and press release from 3dfx were somewhat vague. What we found was essentially a Voodoo3 2000 with only 8MB of RAM. The second TMU has been disabled by 3dfx under OpenGL/Glide for "memory management purposes," but we saw no disadvantage to enabling it via the registry key mentioned earlier.
With both TMU’s pumping out pixels, the Velocity 100 also performs identically to the Voodoo3 2000 in nearly all situations. Further, with a bit more cooling, our sample card would have overclocked to 166/166, putting it right in the Voodoo3 3000 range.
With its lack of AGP texturing support, the Velocity may fall behind as future games begin using more textures. Then again, we’ve been saying that since the dawn of AGP.
With all this in mind, the Velocity 100 makes an excellent budget alternative to the Voodoo3 2000. The performance is virtually identical, but the Velocity is about 1/3rd cheaper, currently hovering around $50. It has all the advantages, and shortcomings, of the Voodoo3 line. If you’ve wanted a Voodoo3, but couldn’t afford it, the Velocity is your answer.
Check de rest van de review hier.