3dfx to Announce First Gigapixel 3D Graphics Product and Next-Generation Features at Comdex '99
One Billion Pixels-Per-Second Will Break New Ground in 3D Graphics
At COMDEX '99, 3dfx InteractiveŽ Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX - news) will hold a press conference at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 15, to announce some of the features behind their next generation graphics technology, codenamed ``Napalm,'' to select members of the media.
Chief among these features will be a focus on fill-rate and the ability to achieve over one billion pixels per second. With fill-rate come benefits such as higher resolution, faster speeds, greater application complexity and the ability to display high quality 32bpp rendering at 60+ frames per second (FPS) at ultra high resolutions. All of these attributes equate to better image quality and highly realistic environments.
In addition to technology demonstrations, the company will announce plans for board-level configurations of the ``Napalm'' line. ``Napalm'' is the company's long-awaited follow-up to the successful Voodoo3(TM) line announced at COMDEX '98. According to PC Data, the Voodoo3 line of products have held the #1 retail position since they began shipping last April.
The press conference will also be Web cast for media unable to attend the event. Details on the Web cast will be available Sunday, November 14, 1999, at the 3dfxgamers.com (www.3dfxgamers.com) site.
The company will also conduct one-on-one press briefings at The Venetian during the entire week of Comdex, to provide further details on the company's strategy, products and technology. Briefings are being held by appointment for interested media, Monday, November 15, through Thursday, November 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.