Riva 3D heeft een review in elkaar getimmerd van de PCI versie van de Voodoo3 3000. Ideaal om een ouder AGP-loos systeem wat 3D kracht te geven:
If you're thinking system upgrade, but don't have the bucks for motherboard with AGP and a new AGP card, then the Voodoo 3 3000 PCI may very well be the ticket to the performance you're looking for. And with many games still supporting GLIDE and the recent opening of 3DFX's GLIDE API to use by other chipsets, one can assume that GLIDE has a bit more life left in it for the time being.
The 3000 PCI does have a very nice software bundle, which includes the full version of Unreal, a coupon for a free copy of Unreal Tournament, and Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, which is a very, very fun AND challenging racing game (DUH!).
If you're looking for the above and solid D3D performance, then you won't be disappointed under most circumstances. But with most of the newer games being released with enhanced D3D support, high poly counts and multiple lighting sources, then you may be better off upgrading your motherboard and saving up for a new AGP card at a later date. Of course, you always have the option of turning off or lowering various features in games in order to get good framerates at a tradeoff in visual quality.
The only other potential drawback is the V3's limits to 256x256 textures. Many new games can utilize much higher textures resulting in dramatic increases in visual quality. It's not a huge issue at this point, but will undoubtedly be so in the future.
So, we can say that the V3 3000 PCI is definitely a good investment for those with lower end systems looking for an inexpensive upgrade, but it should be obvious to all that the investment has a limited lifespan since every motherboard currently in production has an AGP slot. It's a fact of life that in order to keep up with today's games, a motherboard upgrade and consequently, an AGP card, is inevitable.