Speedy 3D heeft een interview gepost met Brian Burke, public relations manager bij 3dfx. Helaas geen nieuwe info over hun nieuwe kaart, daarvoor moeten we na Comdex wachten. Hieronder heb je vast 2 vragen, check de rest hier.
Q4: With all the recent competition in the 3d graphics accelerator business, S3, Martox, Nvidia, ATI,and Permedia, all releasing new products every 6 months, do you think the average gamer has too many chooses? Do you think the industry is moving to quickly for anybody to keep up with?
I have been in the graphics card industry for 9 years and it has always been this way. This is not new. The web just makes it more visible.
Choices create competition and competition benefits the consumer. That said, at some point you have to put a stake in the ground and break down and buy something. There is always something new coming around the corner. If a new card does not offer a whole lot of improvement in performance and has features that really won’t benefit consumers until software supports it in 6 or 9 months (when the card is obsolete), maybe you skip that generation. Another card that has a big gain in performance and an immediately useable feature like full scene AA will be right around the corner. (Blatant self promotion)
The consolidation that has been promised in graphics has started. First STB and 3dfx, then S3 and Diamond.
Q9: Is 3dfx finally going to offer full AGP 4x support in their next generation product? Would it be useful?
We have not announced the specs for next product, and I will get killed if I let the cat out of the bag this close to Comdex. We have heard the cries of our fans. They want 4x AGP, 32-bit support, and large texture support.