Hot Hardware heeft ook een Alpha Voodoo5 5500 AGP bemachtigt en heeft een uitgebreide preview geschreven waarin ze de Voodoo5 vooral vergelijken met de GeForce DDR:
This product review needs no introduction. We have been waiting a long time for the next coming of Voodoo Graphics. In what seems like a deluge of market hype over next generation 3D Graphics chipsets from various vendors, 3dfx unleashes one of their most lethal weapons in the battle for 3D dominance. Currently in an "Alpha 2" stage, we received, what 3dfx would classify as their mid range product, the Voodoo5-5500 AGP.
[...] What should you take away from this preview? Well, for sure you can see that the Voodoo5 has a lot of promise. Not yet ready for release, this card has shown us great image quality with FSAA and 32 bit color. Frame rates were decent with all features turned up to max in Quake and UT with 4X FSAA and 2X FSAA. There is a lot of driver optimization to come before the release of the product to the retail channel. Remember when the GeForce first came out? Remember the frame rate increases that were offered with each new driver release and even recently with the 5.13 drivers? We think surely you can expect the same migration to higher performance with the Voodoo5, even before they hit the shelves, not to mention as the weeks roll on after release.
There will be no rating here for this product since it is in pre-release status and it would be unfair to pass full judgment at this point in time. What we can tell you is that it has changed the way we look at 3D Image Quality in computer graphics. In addition, 3dfx has raised the performance bar once again. The weeks and months to come will certainly be very interesting considering all of the new products coming to market in the 3D Graphics arena. We think the Voodoo5 will provide a gaming and 3D graphics solution that will make a lot of folks much happier in their over all experience.
Ze als al eerder gezien is de GeForce op lagere resoluties sneller is dan de Voodoo5, een duidelijk teken dat de drivers nog verbeterd moeten worden.