Bij Reverend hebben ze in een artikel alles info en specs gepost van de nieuwe Voodoo kaarten, de V4-4500 PCI AGP, V5-5000 PCI, V5-5500 AGP en de V5-6000 AGP. Hieronder een hap uit de conclusie:
First of all, all this is just a product announcement. 3dfx don't even have first silicon to demonstrate at Comdex. Who knows what could happen between now and the expected date of delivery of March 2000? On a related note, all the performance "guesstimates" are just that - guesses. We have absolutely no idea how good a performer the Voodoo4/Voodoo5 would be without a demo board.
Secondly, the product line's pricing, while on the overall seem competitively priced, the highest end board configuration - the Voodoo5 6000AGP - has a price tag that seems absolutely insane for what is basically a video card on steroids. It has to be said that 3dfx themselves has admitted that this particular board was created to cater to the hardest of the hardcores (hmm...that came out sounding kinda, er, weird). The original Voodoo2-SLI was such a product for its time. No one really knows how many Voodoo2-SLI owners there are - we only know that lone-Voodoo2 sales were phenomenal. How much appeal would the Voodoo5 6000AGP have to the same crowd of V2-SLI owners? The video card industry is the most competitive and volatile.
And thirdly, and perhaps most damning of all, is the arguable lifespan of these products. Nobody likes buying a product and have it rendered obsolete in half (or less than) a year's time. As I mentioned earlier, consumer tendencies are to buy the latest and greatest gear they can afford. By March 2000, many games will run extremely well on the Voodoo4/Voodoo5, no doubt about that - but there will be some, in perhaps two to three months from the time the Voodoo4/Voodoo5 goes retail, that will run better on a video card with the one feature (and a BIG one at that) that the Voodoo4/5s won't have - an onboard geometry processor. nVidia would probably, if things go their way, have their successor to their geForce256, the NV15, no later than mid-2000 (probably). That would mean three months after the retail of Voodoo4/5s. And since the geForce has T&L, we can assume the NV15 will have it too (and a better implementation as well, not the current geForce256's static vertex way of doing T&L).