Before starting this preview I want to make it very clear that this IS NOT A REVIEW. It is a preview, designed to give you a general idea of what to expect from the final product. When the final product is released we'll have an in-depth review, taking a considerably closer look than this preview.
It has been a while since 3dfx last released a product. Actually, it's been a year a year since we first saw the Voodoo3 3500TV hit the shelf. However, in the time since then, 3dfx has been hard at work on their next product, code-named Napalm. With troubles in its development, 3dfx was forced to push Napalm back. However, finally last November they announced Napalm, at the chip level as the VSA-100 and at the board level Voodoo4 and Voodoo5.
Voodoo4 is their low-end board, where as Voodoo5 is their mid-range and high-end, coming in with different configurations. Their mid-range board, the Voodoo5 5500, which 3dfx expects to be the hottest selling, comes with 64 MB of memory, two VSA-100 chips, and comes at a price of $299.
Jammer genoeg zijn er geen benchmarks die laten zien hoeveel sneller de kaart is als een GeForce, er zijn wel benchmarks die laten zien dat 1600x1200x32 aardig speelbaar is zolang je maar geen FSAA gebruikt .