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SimHQ kijkt vooral naar de impact van FSAA in Falcon 4:
Overall, I am impressed with the results I have seen so far. The visual enhancement FSAA gives is incredible. I expect drivers to mature and to resolve many of the issues I have seen, primarily FPS rates. Obviously, games using the GLIDE API are at a distinct advantage here. Unfortunately, screen shots just cannot do this piece of equipment justice. If you watch a game in motion without FSAA, you can see shimmering, watch lines be drawn as there is movement. With FSAA on, there is nothing but film quality or better smooth movement. In external view in FALCON 4.0, you can easily see texture lines being redrawn on the nose area of the jet as you bob up and down. With FSAA on, there are absolutely no texture lines visible, only smooth graceful movement.[break]En dan hebben we bij Thresh's Firingsquad ook nog een preview:[/break]While we'd hate to draw conclusions so soon with a beta board and beta drivers, we can say that it's a shame that the V5 wasn't available six months ago. The Voodoo 5's massive fill rates are a perfect foil to the GeForce's T&L. Low resolution speed demons will go with the GeForce, but the high resolution eye-candy freaks should go for the Voodoo 5. Those caught in between could go either way, but FSAA might tip the balance there. A V5 vs. GeForce match would have been a good fight, but it looks like the V5 will have to take on the GeForce's big brother in the coming months.[break]Bij Sharky Extreme wilden ze natuurlijk niet achter blijven en hebben ze ook een preview in elkaar geknutseld:[/break]What will truly decide the Voodoo5's fate is the performance of next generation chips. We cannot discuss such performance at this point, but, with the Voodoo5 5500 AGP only moderately faster than the GeForce 256 DDR in some tests, and actually slower in others, things are not looking good.
Especially when you consider that 3dfx has told us they are going for the high-end of the market with their products. Truth be told, making old games look better with last years speed performance is not really the high-end of the video card market.
3dfx's high-end hope seems to lie with the Voodoo5 6000, which sports four VSA-100 processors. With double the fill-rate of the Voodoo5 5500 AGP, the Voodoo5 6000 should be able to build a solid lead against the GeForce 256 DDR. We do not know what it can do against NV15 though, and that is a more important contest.