Ga'ash Soffer van Voodoo Extreme heeft nog zo'n leuk/stom onheilspellend 3dfx-gaat-dood artikeltje in elkaar gedraaid. Hier een stuk van de taart:
Many of you will remember the original Voodoo2 also came in an SLI flavor which, bluntly stated, put the smack down on every board available. The cost? $5-600. The difference between the Voodoo2 SLI solution and the upcoming Voodoo5/6000 is the longevity. Voodoo2 SLI is still a more than capable product, provided you are willing to sacrifice 32bit color. And it's been nearly two years. Voodoo5/6000 will dominate the performance market, but for two years? Highly doubtful for a variety of reasons, but most notably, lack of T&L. In two years, T&L will be widely used and an expected feature for high-end products. The difference between T&L and non-T&L support will not be like the difference between 16 and 32bit color. It will be extreme. Some games may even require T&L speeds only available in hardware to run properly. Voodoo5/6000 will not be able to compete with the big boys in two years; Voodoo2/SLI can today. Another immediate threat to Voodoo5/6000 is the Glaze3D. Unless Bitboys scratch the project, Glaze3D should be available at most six months after Voodoo5/6000. Glaze3D/1200 looks to provide comparable performance while the bigger 2400 version looks like it will lay the smack down on the $600 Voodoo5/6000. The price? Most likely much less than $600. Who knows what NVIDIA, ATI and Matrox will have in store for us shortly after the arrival of Voodoo5. Voodoo5/6000 will provide more longevity than all the other new Voodoo solutions, but two years as an enthusiast solution? Not a chance. One year? Probably not. Probably because of the irresistible.