Beyond 3D heeft nu ook een review van de Voodoo3 3500TV online gemikt. Met de release van de NV10, uh, GeForce 256 zo dichtbij is deze kaart nu wel wat aan de late kant eigenlijk. De TV tuning en video editing features blijven natuurlijk wel geinig. Voor de review, klik hier.
There was one extremely serious problem with the 3500TV with online gaming. It seems that Quake2 engine based (I think with all of them, though Iím not certain) there is a stuttering problem and really effects game play. From my understanding, this problem only exists with people using Internet Explorer 5 though. 3dfx is working on a fix for this, though it is not yet available.
I can really say I'm extremely impressed with the Voodoo3 3500TV. It has to be the most feature-rich board that Iíve ever used. The TV tuner is great, as is the video input. The FM radio is also a very interesting aspect, and it is very convenient. The performance is great, although there are some features missing from the Voodoo3 chip. Overall, I was extremely happy with the board.
So who should get this board? Well that is difficult to answer. If you already have a next-generation 3D accelerator, you might be better off staying away. Chances are youíre happy with what you have now. Now if you are looking for a new board and really want a TV-tuner, Iíd certainly check out the 3500TV. While the Voodoo3 might not have 32-bit rendering and AGP texturing, it is still, in my opinion, a great chip. It is blazingly fast. So if you want speed and TV, certainly donít overlook the 3500TV.