Beetje laat maar goed: die 3dfx Voodoo3-3500 schijnt nu eindelijk verkrijgbaar te zijn en GA-Source kreeg de kans om een review te plaatsen. Voor de 3D performance hoeft je deze kaart niet te kopen, want de TNT2 Ultra, GeForce en de binnenkort te verwachten Viper II zijn gewoon sneller. Wel interessant zijn de video editing features, wat dat betreft is de kaart vergelijkbaar met de ATI All-in-Wonder:
Beyond it performance in 3D games, the V3 3500 has more entertainment value. The TV tuner worked very well, giving me as good of a picture as any of the other TV tuner cards I have tried. It did not necessarily have as many fancy software features as some, but the interface was easy and simple to use. The still image capture worked perfectly, and gave excellent image quality. Images were as crisp and clean as the original source. I was not nearly as impressed with the motion video capture however.
Attempting to do 320x240 30 fps live video captures was not quite possible with my test system. I would say that if you get dropped frames and pauses with a 600mhz Pentium 3 with 192mb of RAM and a 7200 rpm harddrive, its not very functional. At 15 fps, it didn't drop frames, however any fast motion was still a bit choppy. If you don't intend to try and capture live video for later use or editing, or don't mind using the lower fps or resolutions, then it does a decent job.