View Full Version : Cybervision 64 ***** VS ***** Voodoo 5500
05-11-2005, 07:32 AM
Right Im wondering whats better (in every sense) for my miggy 4000 voodoo 5500 64mb cybervision 64?
05-11-2005, 08:01 AM
I vote for Voodoo3 3000, next is V3 2000 and then the rest of the Voodoo4-5 family. The S3Trio64 on the CV64 doesn't stand a chance.
05-11-2005, 08:03 AM
Have you ever noticed any difference between using a V3 2000 and V3 3000, with Amigas? I'm sure that benchmark tests would point out a small difference, however just from regular use they feel pretty much the same.
Any Voodoo is faster than any other Amiga gfx card, but do keep in mind that you also need to have a pci busboard, Prometheus or Mediator !!
05-11-2005, 11:03 AM
To be honest I havn't felt any clear difference between my A4000T with my Voodoo3 3000 and my old 2000. But as I'm going for MAX on that system I had to uppgrade to a Voodoo3 3000 when I could get one for cheap. I do have two 5500 cards but I think they are too big to put in my machine and until there's a driver that takes advantage of the full card instead of rely on backward compability of the voodoo/driver I'm sticking with the Voodoo3 3000. :)
05-11-2005, 11:37 AM
We're talking performance difference when using a PPC board, right?
Haven't noticed any difference betwwen my A4000 with Voodoo 5500 and A4000 with Cybervision 64/3D, both are equipeed with '060's running at 50mhz.
Only difference is that I can run my A4000 with mediator Voodoo 5500 with higher resolution in workbench and applications
05-11-2005, 11:42 AM
If you've not seen any difference between Voodoo and CV64 then you need to either 1, actually observe a system with the cards in them or 2, get your eyes examined. There's lightyears of a difference.
05-11-2005, 12:38 PM
Refering to games like Nightlong, Software Tycoon and others
Still slow with Voodoo 5 compared to CV64 cards, guess it's the '060 which can't cope with the high spec games.
Nothing wrong with my eyesight here, couldn't work a boat engine mechanic if I were blind :insane:
05-11-2005, 01:11 PM
For general Workbench use, when pixeldepths greater than 8-bit are used, the Voodoo cards will generally be faster as their acceleration at those depths are better.
For non Warp3D games, the CV64 (not the 3D version) is faster than the Voodoo cards as it is possible to write data the CV64s vram quite much faster.
The autoswitcher on the CV64 is not to be forgotten about either. It is a very handy feature as it automatically switches what output to show on the connected monitor - either the CV64s graphics or the Amigas native output or some other, freely selectable source - you could for example feed it with the output of a scandoubler/flickerfixer. If you don't have a scandoubler/flickerfixer and have a vga monitor, its quite nice to combinate it with bootctrl (http://www.aminet.net/package.php?package=util/boot/bootctrl.lha) which will give you the early boot menu on your vga monitor without any manual switching between the graphics cards output and the Amigas native output.
05-11-2005, 01:32 PM
That's why my CV64 is going to be pulled out of my A3000 and put inside my A4000D and the CV64/3D will reside in my A3000 instead. :-)
The CV64/3D feels quite useless sometimes, wish I had me another CV64 4mb version
05-11-2005, 01:33 PM
Nothing beats Picasso IV, as far as non-3D cards go. :-)
05-11-2005, 01:39 PM
Nothing beats the price either for a ancient gfx card. :-o
05-11-2005, 01:41 PM
Heh, that's true. The same pretty much goes for any other decent Amiga hardware expansion.
05-11-2005, 01:47 PM
hehe, that's the sport...a balancing act to be able to buy amiga hardware and still have dough left for other interests and groceries etc...and fight to resist bidding on rare amigas hardware on Ebay :destroy:
05-11-2005, 05:56 PM
My Cybervison64 configured with Picasso96 software runs OK speed wise. I am trying to use it for net surfing. Acceptable. Not sure how it would be for fancy games.
I did have to decide if I wanted to buy the Mediator interface / tower kit or just plow more money into the expensive vintage card. My card came with only 2 meg but I bought a cheap S3 video card and robbed that of the other 2 meg of ram. I think I came out a little bit ahead $$ wise just using the CV64 card, however, now I think I'm limited with USB card adapters and the like.
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