"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
"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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