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it's hard for me to explain the same things over and over. just search for difference between earlier (intel) and later (plx) v56k prototypes.
for those who own the very first revision of this card, and would like to run it on a 66mhz bus, i made a special gift:
Those cards ran with a 66Mhz bus and not a 33Mhz bus that would of limited those cards.it i fine to be wrong ya know , all you have to do is to admit it, apparently you lack that perk.
33Mhz Bus will castrate the needed bandwidth for a Voodoo5 6000, all 6000's 3dfx made use a 66Mhz bus, I know this as a fact thanks, the people that created the cards told me in person and I am sure they are in the right here
My friend at x-3dfx is right he at least gets it hehe, your design isn't all too improving if I really have to be honest, the original 3dfx cards use the 66Mhz Bus via the AGP port, it's just more sensible, GrandAdmiralThrawn you made valid points when it comes to this. at 33Mhz bus the card will suffer big time.
For the blind ones:
As the V6K FAQ that I help make with, omega_supreme, Nightbird, osckhar, Gary, Hank and some others clearly explains
It's important to STRESS that you must NOT overclock the AGP/PCI bus as it is a sure fire way to piss off the HiNT chip and leave you with a DEAD V5-6000!!!!
--> 66 mhz is what it was designed for and you should not exceed that at any time if you value your V6K.
So coming back to that the 6K was designed to have a 66Mhz bus and not a 33Mhz Bus
Yes they were seen as Voodoo5 6000 PCI, but with a 66Mhz Bus never a 33Mhz Bus, that would simply Cripple the card like crazy.
I am pretty sure 3dfx was aware of this, or all the 6K's would of had 33Mhz PCI Connectors which is not the case.
i see there's nothing that needs to be commented on by me. all cards from the first batch found their happy owners, nothing to discuss no more.
if you wish you could express your passion here: https://www.modlabs.net/forum/topic/60674/
all owners will see that for sure. at this place it's just scream in vain.
Well that is not going to happen in 1.75 Billion years.
And no I don't speak Russian, left alone read or decipher it, only Australian English and Dutch, I am not going join a Russian board, my anxiety says no big time.
Besides I don't know anyone there, so that is not going to happen anyway.
Fans will always support any kind of project, it's great what you have done, no one has ever achieved what you have done and that is fantastic to see how far you pulled this off
Even tho nothing is perfect, there is always room for improvements, I just don't agree on some things and that too should be respected as I respect those that support your line of work.
The Voodoo5 6000 was designed to have a 66Mhz Bus speed, lowering would not of done the card any better, the V6K FAQ is dead-on accurate when it comes to such details, as said I don't agree with your design on certain aspects, but overall it's really not bad
The PCI Connector should of been universal PCI meaning it should have two notches like the V5 5500 PCI's have :
And it's great others do love on what you do, I do understand that from their perspectives.