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Duke of URL: Voodoo5 5500 [Review]

Jul 17, 2000, 22:52 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Four new NVidia cards have emerged while 3dfx worked diligently on the VSA-100-based cards. The 3dfx was touted to compete with the GeForce SDR card, but four cards later, the Voodoo5 is finally released. Did 3dfx miss the bandwagon with its late release and lack of hardware T&L, or will it be the first GeForce-killer?..."

"Where the tables were once against them, 3dfx showed it could very easily adapt to any environment. With this, they open-sourced their Glide API, along with their Voodoo2 and Voodoo3 drivers. Several months later, 3dfx is the choice of Linux users everywhere. Linux is rarely ever the place for proprietary APIs, but with this, the Linux community greeted 3dfx with open arms and made them their 3D accelerator of choice. Users the world over chose 3dfx's excellent drivers for Quake III, many times over Matrox's immature 3D support in Linux...."

"If you're very prone to mess things up, you'll love this. 3dfx has a limited-lifetime warranty on their Voodoo5, as well as toll-free technical support. 3dfx has always stood behind their products and this is no exception."

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