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  1. III_Slyflyer_III

    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    The last reference driver for Win98SE isn't too hard to find out there. I got mine from: https://www.philscomputerlab.com/drivers-for-voodoo-5.html
  2. III_Slyflyer_III

    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Look what gorgeous beauty came in the mail today (Voodoo 5 5500 AGP)... so far testing is going well in Windows 98SE, a very nice addition to my Retro PC. Loving the 4x FSAA in Glide Games who can't go above 1024x768... Glad I got this entered into my collection, and it will get use! Already...
  3. III_Slyflyer_III

    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Proud owner of a Voodoo 5 5500 AGP finally. Snagged it for $450... normally they go for more it seems. Piece of history, hope it works... 🤣 Seller said it posted in bios just fine, so hopefully that's a good sign. Will find out in a week I guess!
  4. III_Slyflyer_III

    Nvidia Geforce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB GPU

    I fail to understand why these are "sold" for so much money... lol. There is literally nothing this card offers that you can't get with a much better 6800GT AGP card, and much quieter.
  5. III_Slyflyer_III

    RARE 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 AGP Graphics Card V555464 210-0413-001 TESTED WORKS!

    Mostly Nostalgia... last fall I build a Retro PC around my still working Voodoo 3 3000 AGP I bought back in high school... lol. Was fun to revisit some glide games on the real hardware, voodoo's dithering really was something else that emulation simply can't recreate or touch. Plus, it was...
  6. III_Slyflyer_III

    Microcenter is coming back to the Bay Area!!!

    This right here. Microcenter really has a "no questions asked" type of return policy if you are within the return window. I have never had an issue. Also, why I buy all my monitors there... I have on several instances returned monitors more than once to get one with 0 dead pixels and no...
  7. III_Slyflyer_III

    Microcenter is coming back to the Bay Area!!!

    Yeah, probably because they do not want a rush of people, but at the same time, I'm not going to go unless I KNOW I get can the product. Funny story, back when I got my 3090 there you could view the source of the webpage and find the quantity in stock that way... ;) There was code on top of...
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    Microcenter is coming back to the Bay Area!!!

    They started here in Columbus, Ohio... and I can confirm the store is almost always packed :) They price match online pricing too from Amazon or Newegg, it's so nice. I give them all my PC business unless they simply don't have what I need.
  9. III_Slyflyer_III

    Remembering the Nvidia GeForce 256 – the first PC gaming GPU

    Interestingly, I have my Voodoo 3 3000 paried with a AMD Athlon XP2800+ and it performs worlds better than it did back when I actually used it on a Pentium II & III back in the day. It's an unrealistic CPU to use with it, but absolutely free's it from any limitations. I run it overclocked at...
  10. III_Slyflyer_III

    Is it true that 7950X3D suffers from stutter on games?

    Heat maybe? I don't know, I would think vcache on both would be ideal and no need for software solutions past wanting to stay on a single CCD. Not sure how 7000 series does with cross CCD comms in general in games, but when I went with an all core OC on my 5950X, cross CCD in games does not...
  11. III_Slyflyer_III

    Remembering the Nvidia GeForce 256 – the first PC gaming GPU

    If you read the article, it's really just highlighting it being the first card for gaming having hardware T&L vs. software (and thus the CPU). I think most of us "old time" gamers had a Voodoo card at some point before nvidia took off. The article is focused mainly on traditional hardware...
  12. III_Slyflyer_III

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    It forces teamwork... but I had no clue what it was about until I was trying to cap and had to ask WTF was going on... lol. Teamwork is also why I recently suggested they put shields around the flag as well if the team generator is online to slow someone to a crawl. Tribes 2 had that, and I...
  13. III_Slyflyer_III

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I mean, I loved Tribes 2 back in the day, but I have no illusions about it ever returning. I also enjoyed T:A quite a bit as well. I enjoy this game for the fast-paced movement and CTF action. I can see it probably getting old after a bit, but not before I got my $17 worth out of it. It is...
  14. III_Slyflyer_III

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I've been addicted to Tribes 3 since Early Access release... Seriously, if you love extremely fast paced CTF action, pick this up!
  15. III_Slyflyer_III

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Been playing Tribes 3 Rivals... it is only in Early Access, so not the largest player base, but it has been so much damn fun! Fast paced CTF action!
  16. III_Slyflyer_III

    NVIDIA RTX Video HDR on new 551.23 drivers!

    AutoHDR has been perfect in games that do not have native HDR support, curious to try this and compare...
  17. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    For sure... OC'ing is always luck of the Silicon Gods as we all well know over the last 30+ years... lol. :) If you can keep your GPU at 100% with much less stutter, you are doing better already with your configuration. I lucked out with a 4.8Ghz OC w/ 1.35V on a 5950X I think... lol...
  18. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    No, I mean turn off that PBO garbage and legit OC via voltage and multiplier the "old school" way. For example; 45x multiplier with 100 BCLK at say 1.25Vcore or something. Your milage my vary obviously, 1.35Vcore is the "accepted" 24/7 max voltage on the 5xxx, but you could probably go higher...
  19. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    FWIW, you can overcome the slight dip in CPU score pretty easy if you overclock all cores. Also, make sure CPPC is OFF. What I proved, and have used for well over a year now is the absolute best way to run a Ryzen 5xxx CPU (for gaming anyway).
  20. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    Here ya go! https://hardforum.com/threads/x3d-or-is-it-amd-single-core-torture.2028234/post-1045665053
  21. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    All-Core OC, Turn SMT off, you can max out a 4090 on a 5xxx series this way, and also remove stuttering in games. If you need the link to where i talked about this elsewhere with graphs, let me know! ;)
  22. III_Slyflyer_III

    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Anyone happen to have 2 or 3 sticks of PC133 CL 2 256MB each SDRAM sitting around they do not want anymore?
  23. III_Slyflyer_III

    NVIDIA RTX Video HDR on new 551.23 drivers!

    Right now, I'll just play a file through "Edge" as the player to get the HDR upscaling in real time if need be... Maybe VLC player will add it soon like it did with the VSR tech, but who knows.
  24. III_Slyflyer_III

    NVIDIA RTX Video HDR on new 551.23 drivers!

    I have been playing with this for over a week now, it works decently well. Obviously not nearly as good as true HDR content, but it does a decent enough job that in "most" cases, it looks better than the normal SDR content. In combination with the VSR, it really makes content pop that is not...
  25. III_Slyflyer_III

    NVIDIA RTX Video HDR on new 551.23 drivers!

    Not mad, if it needs to be moved and someone has the ability, I'm all for it, please move it, if possible, I don't want to create any confusion or issues for people. :) I thought this was the correct area or I would have posted it elsewhere. It's kind of a tech feature, but yeah, GPU related...
  26. III_Slyflyer_III

    NVIDIA RTX Video HDR on new 551.23 drivers!

    Yeah, I know, was unsure though as this kind of counts as "tech news". Looking at this general area, I see posts about AMD Fluid Frames, RTX Supers, etc. So, I think it fits right in line, otherwise it looks like a ton of threads should be moved.
  27. III_Slyflyer_III

    NVIDIA RTX Video HDR on new 551.23 drivers!

    Been playing with it this morning, does wonders for SDR videos and "converting" them to HDR in real time! Arguably much more useful than VSR, but the combination of both now is great for streaming platforms where you may only get 1080P SDR content but want as close as you can get to 4K w/...
  28. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    Not to spoil the fun, but are you absolutely sure its the RAM and not a bad channel on the IMC of the new 7800X3D you picked up? I would think it would have failed with the 7950X3D too as they have the same I/O die (and memory controller).
  29. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    Doubt it unless u are failing prime95, bad CPUs cause crashes, not bad benchmarks. I'm not familiar with the 7950X3D past specs, but are you able to "all core OC" those chips like the 5xxx series? I'm sure you would have 2 different clocks with the X3D CCD vs normal CCD, but maybe ur PBO...
  30. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    So as promised, I ran Timespy with GPUz open so you can compare. I limited my GPU voltage to 1.07V to match closer to you (as my chip is unlocked to 1.1V). I think we found your problem buddy... something is limiting your GPU on that setup, and I'd venture to guess the CPU and/or memory as...
  31. III_Slyflyer_III

    Low Time Spy Scores - RTX 4090 STRIX OC - 30K Graphics

    I'd have to run a Timespy on my 4090 with this open to compare, but assuming your 2 graphic runs are the ones with the most GPU usage, you can clearly see the GPU on "average" is probably sitting at 60~80% on both tests. I know Timespy on a 4090 is NOT the most demanding, but it IS indicating...
  32. III_Slyflyer_III

    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Oh, no, not at all probably... lol
  33. III_Slyflyer_III

    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Really, Voodoo's didn't shine much outside of Glide or a few early OpenGL/DX games. I love my Voodoo 3 3000 I bought back in the day. But on the retro build I use it on, I stay on mostly games with true glide support. I'd think a Voodoo 5 5500 can do more than 800x600. I run my Voodoo 3 3000...
  34. III_Slyflyer_III

    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    I didn't think Max Payne was a Glide game as it was out after 3dfx died...? Did it have a glide patch? Or just fun to play Max Payne on a Voodoo for funzies? My retro PC is one of my favorites right now... lol. Been enjoying some true Glide API games lately.
  35. III_Slyflyer_III

    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    Ok, this Nerco is not nearly as awesome as the 3DFX one, but I must have missed this originally and it gave me a good laugh today, so worth it? Maybe. In other news, he should have been just as worried about his microwave after trying to "nuke" a video card with all of its metal parts... LoLz...
  36. III_Slyflyer_III

    Post Pics of your SLI or Crossfire Builds (I know its dead)

    I do not think any new games support it. I'm sure games that supported mGPU on DX12 previously (like SOTTR) would work just fine, no reason not to as it was baked into the game engine.
  37. III_Slyflyer_III

    Post Pics of your SLI or Crossfire Builds (I know its dead)

    Technically "SLi" mGPU is supported with the 4000 series, you just don't need the bridge. It just uses the PCIe bus.
  38. III_Slyflyer_III

    3Dfx Rampage testing (2013)

    To be fair, if your going to necro a thread, doing it on a 3dfx one gets attention these days! People like us who used those cards and have fond memories eat this stuff up!
  39. III_Slyflyer_III

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    Coming from the Engineering field (Electrical to be exact), if equipment can injure a human or can damage itself within specified operating conditions, it is a bad design, case and point. Typically, you even add protection to the device from unusual operating conditions, and in the case of this...
  40. III_Slyflyer_III

    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    Yeah, my MSI SuprimX 4090 has a hard-set limit of 520W, well below the 600W some of these are allowed to push. This was also a theory of mine as well. Honestly, I get even better OCs and benchmarks than most cards with the 600W limit. It is still pretty much silicon lottery on GPUs for OCing...
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