3Dfx heeft de naam van de V3 - 3500 verandert in V3- 3000TV. Yep, er zit nu standaard een video-in en video-out op het ding. Dat allemaal voor dezelfde prijs. Wel hebben ze de digitale flatpanel poort eruit gesloopt (wie cared daar nou om?).
Hier heb je de PR:
3dfx Interactive® Inc. (NASDAQ: TDFX) today debuted the ultimate system for PC-based entertainment: the Voodoo3 3500 TV. Based on the acclaimed Voodoo3 graphics accelerator technology, the Voodoo3 3500 TV combines the industry's most powerful 3D and 2D graphics with complete TV tuner and multimedia functionality in a single AGP or PCI board. Featuring support for MPEG 2, DVD, FM stereo with dbx, and high-resolution displays, the new board includes the most feature-filled entertainment card for hard-core game enthusiasts and cutting-edge multimedia entertainment consumers.
Equipped with the finest quality TV video and FM stereo available on a PC, the 183 MHz Voodoo3 3500 TV supports real-time MPEG 2 video and audio capture, and includes such advanced VCR features as timed recording and frame advance - all accessible through an intuitive software interface. With Voodoo3 3500 TV, 3dfx users can surf channels, zoom in on their TV picture, and record their favorite television programs and play them back in DVD quality.
"More consumers than ever are outfitting their PCs with both high-performance graphics cards and TV multimedia components," said Greg Ballard, president and CEO of 3dfx Interactive. "By coupling the highly integrated Voodoo3 architecture with award-winning video and MPEG 2 technology, we have been able to surprise the market with a Voodoo3 3500 card that delivers all the multimedia features consumers want with the ultimate in 3D graphics performance. Voodoo3 3500 TV establishes an entirely new product category for PCs, delivering to consumers the industry's fastest and most comprehensive desktop entertainment system."
Manufactured for 3dfx by STB Systems, Inc., Voodoo3 3500 TV enables consumers to enjoy the best in PC-based entertainment; combining more than 300 hot game titles optimized for 3dfx technology, and a rapidly growing array of television programming - all accessible through a single card. Because two separate boards would require both AGP and PCI expansion slots, Voodoo3 3500 TV allows consumers to save their unused slot for another peripheral.