Hex schrijft: "Voodoo Extreme heeft een interview met Bubba Wolford, die de PR doet bij 3dfx. Ze hebben het over Gigapixel overname, multichip solutions, de T-Buffer en T&L die allebei niet echt aanslaan en ook over de concurrentie (Radeon en GeForce). Bubba neemt meteen de gelegenheid om weer even in te hakken op Nvidia, terwijl 3dfx toch niet echt veel recht van spreken heeft met hun miljoenenverlies en vertraagde producten":
Voodoo Extreme -- Will 3dfx ever step away from the multiple chip solution, and add something like higher bandwidth memory?
3dfx -- We always have the option of getting higher bandwidth memory. We are using 166MHz SDRAM. Not exotic or sexy- just very efficient, common and inexpensive. But seriously, why would we want to move away from multi-chip solutions? It alleviates memory bandwidth bottlenecks. It really gives us an advantage. Using a single interface is a bad idea because you are always tied to exotic and expensive memory. Given that memory has not progresses as far as some of our opponents would have liked, they are always trying to stratch and claw (and hope!) that as time goes on there will never be any memory issues, shortages or disasters. They are married to this exotic and expensive memory. We are free from those issues and have a great deal of flexibility with our multi-chip solution.
Voodoo Extreme -- Any status on the Voodoo5 6000? We get the impression that nVidia launched the GeForce 2 Ultra, at the $500 price tag, to compete directly with the 6000; with it's launch coming out prior to the 6000, does this change any of the 6000's plans/price/features?
3dfx -- Nothing Nivida does will change what we are doing with the 6000. What is clear is that they missed their product cycle. This is the third regurgitation of GeForce! It was our belief that a product cycle meant introducing a new product. How many times Nvidia expect the consumer to buy the same product? Now that Nvidia has missed the product cycle with NV20, we plan to forge ahead. The Voodoo5 6000 is still a 4 chip, 512-bit interface monster with 128MB of RAM and over 10.6 GB of memory bandwidth. It will regain the hands-down performance crown for us.
Sow, stoere woorden van 3dfx . We zullen het binnenkort wel ervaren, de nVidia GeForce2 Ultra kaarten komen binnen enkele weken op de markt, de Voodoo5 6000 'ergens later deze herfst'. Volg deze link voor het complete interview.