3D Wars heeft een review gepost van de snelste 3dfx kaart momenteel op de markt, de Voodoo3 3500. Naast de snelheid heeft deze kaart ook allemaal leuke TV tuning en video editing features aan boord:
The TV Tuner on the Voodoo3 3500 TV is made by Phillips. This is the same TV tuner that you will find on the STB Desktop TV. This TV tuner includes a RF coaxial cable input and the same for the FM input. Every TV in the US uses coaxial cables to input and output TV signals to and from the cable box. Yet, many of us(including myself) have not used a coaxial cable or RF connector for an FM signal. Fear not, since this problem can very easily be solved by picking up an adapter piece at radio shack or other local electronics store. As far as quality is concerned, the TV tuner allows you to watch and capture images up to 640 x 480. However, when capturing video streams in either MPEG 2 or AVI format, you are limited to 320 x 240. You can either use PAL or NTSC for the TV signal.The software that allows you to do all of this is included on the installation CD. Visual Reality is the software that allows you to watch TV, capture images, freeze frames and do much more. 3dfx has dedicated a website to the operations of the software. They teach you how to make your own 'skins' and more. The FM tuner software is an extension of Visual Reality as well. For video editing, 3dfx has included a copy of Unlead's Video Studio. This software is not very powerful as far as video editing is concerned, but is ideal for home or personal use.
The software package with the Voodoo3 3500 TV is a very nice one. It includes the full version of Unreal(a bit old though), and upgrade to Unreal Tournament(makes up for it), Visual Reality, Video Studio and WinDVD. Along with great drivers on the installation CD, this software package is very nicely laid out. 3dfx has gone to certain lengths to accommodate everyone, rather than just the gamer(which they do a great job of for the gamer).