Ga'ash Soffer van Voodoo Extreme heeft een preview in elkaar gedraaid van de Glaze3D super 3D accelerator van Bitboys. Tsja op papier ziet het er wel stoer uit, maar ik wil eerst wel eens een hands-on preview zien eigenlijk... Anyway, of hij er nu komt of niet, hieronder een hap uit de preview.
BitBoys biggest challenge will be releasing the Glaze family of processor in a timely manner (hopefully sometime in Q1/2000) and at a reasonable price (~$200). The Glaze3D/1200 looks set to throttle the competition in terms of fill-rate and image quality. Apparent lack of geometry processing on the mainstream solution may cost the Glaze in the long run, but with hardware changing every six months, by the time the lack of geometry becomes a major drawback, new Glaze solutions w/geometry at reasonable cost will appear. The Glaze/2400 looks to massacre the competition in terms of performance; nothing looks like it can even touch it. Again, lack of geometry and probably a high price (~$350?) may hurt the high-end model. A Glaze3D/1200 w/T&L released in Q1/2000 would be untouchable, especially if it were priced competitively. Whether or not we will see a mainstream Glaze + T&L solution before it's "too late" is hard to tell. For those with fast systems (i.e. good T&L w/out need for onboard solutions), Glaze3D seems almost too good to be true. Bottom line is: cross our fingers and hope that this thing is for real.