Bij Evil Avatar is een interview te vinden met 3dfx over hun zeer binnenkort uit te komen Voodoo4 en 5. Hieronder vast twee stuks voor je:
Q2: I've got a low end CPU, say a Celeron 300 to 433 or a K6-3 400, will I be able to make use of the special features such as FSAA without seeing a big performance hit? Or should I just stick with my Voodoo 3?
3dfx: No question you will see a big performance gain going from Voodoo3 to Voodoo4/5. Even on low end CPUs. One of the best things about our FSAA implementation is that it is done in hardware. While your CPU is pushing data to the screen, it does not have to worry about FSAA. That will be handled by our card. Because of that, your CPU is free to calculate other parts of the game. As with any game or piece of hardware, more CPU horsepower makes life better.
Q5: With the debut of the Geforce 256 we have seen that many newer games and even some older games are running into problems working with this new hardware. What is 3dfx doing to make sure that both current and upcoming games will run properly on the Voodoo 4/5?
3dfx: We are going to have total and complete compatibility with Voodoo3. FSAA is an automatic feature upgrade from Voodoo3 that works with any 3D game regardless if it is brand new or over 2 years old. In addition, one of the problems our competitors have had is getting proper voltage to their 3D card due to voltage inconsistencies in the power supply. We alleviate this problem by designing a direct plug in right on the card! Getting clean and consistent power is one of the most important (albeit overlooked) parts of your computer.