Edward schrijft dat we nog 1 tot 2 weken langer moeten wachten voordat de Voodoo5 5500 in de winkel ligt. De levering van de Voodoo5 is uitgesteld omdat 3dfx misschien last heeft van 'field failure rates' wat betekent dat de kaarten niet in alle systemen werken:
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by 3dfx Interactive, Inc.
May 24, 2000, 3dfx Interactive® Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX - news) today announced that it has temporarily delayed the release of its Voodoo5(TM) 5500 AGP. The company is taking this action to ensure that it meets its own high standards for product quality.
The company discovered that the Voodoo5 may be experiencing field failure rates at very low levels in certain configurations. The company is conducting further tests to determine whether a problem actually exists. 3dfx anticipates this action will delay product availability between seven and 14 days.
We believe that this affects only a small number of configurations, but we feel that this is the safest thing to do, said Randy Schussler, vice president of operations at 3dfx Interactive. We are taking this action to ensure that our customers receive a high quality product that exceeds their expectations.