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SystemLogic.net: Meeting With 3dfx; Exclusive Voodoo4/5 Info

Apr 12, 2000, 07:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Oh)

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"I was waiting for Brian to come back to the testing room and I saw this other fellow by the name of PT, he was the big guy at 6 feet + but very friendly. After we said our hellos, PT led me to the computer with the actual Voodoo5 5500 card in it. Even though I saw pictures of the length AGP card before, I was still surprised at its size. It's a monster! For those of you who are not familiar with the Voodoo5 series, it is the successor to the popular Voodoo3 family of cards that were on the market for many months now. The Voodoo5 is 3dfx's answer to all of the disgruntled customers who wanted 32-bit rendering, bigger textures, etc. The Voodoo5 will be the top of the line card in 3dfx's new lineup and today we saw the 5500 which boasts 2 VSA-100 processors running in SLI mode with 64MB SDRAM. With the two processors working together, the card pumps out 667 Megapixels per second (the Nvidia GeForce DDR can only do 480 Megapixels). Ah, enough with me rambling, here are the specs:"

  • "Fully Integrated 128-bit 2D/3D/Video Accelerator
  • 667-733 Megapixels/second
  • 64MB Onboard SDRAM
  • 32-bit color rendering
  • Real-Time Full-Scene Hardware Anti-Aliasing
  • Exclusive T-Buffer Digital Cinematic Effects
  • 3dfx FXT1 and DirectX Texture Compression
  • 2000 x 2000 Textures
  • AGP with full Sideband support
  • 350 MHZ RAMDAC
  • Windows 95, 98, NT 4, 2000 drivers
  • Fully software compatible with 3dfx Voodoo3"

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