Bij GA-Hardware is een review te vinden van de overbekende 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP. De kaart komt zeer goed uit de benchmarks en de FSAA is volgens deze review heel goed. De beeldkwaliteit met 80x600 FSAA was beter dan die van 1024x768 zonder FSAA. 2x FSAA heeft bovendien weinig invloed op de snelheid van de kaart.
Well, 3dfx definitely managed to implement FSAA well. I must say that their 2x mode looked great in everything I tried. There is a 4x mode as well, but it added significant extra performance impact, without adding much more visual quality (a little though, but not a whole lot). Also (although not present in any games as of yet) the V5 adds the range of T-Buffer effects including motion blur and soft shadows, as well as FXT1 texture compression. The V5 allows for some spectacular visuals, largely by means of FSAA.
So how well did 3dfx do with the V5? I think they are definitely filling a need in the market. Although I wish it had added T&L support as well, the quality of the FSAA more than makes up for the lack. Right now the only game I own that has support at all for T&L is Soldier of Fortune, and it looks as good without T&L as with, and isn't noticeably slower with it off. After all, the game developers have spent the last 5 years doing software T&L, and have optimized it heavily.