Ook bij SystemLogic moesten ze hun ei kwijt over de de net aangekondigde Voodoo4/5 van 3dfx met de VSA-100 chip. Hieronder hun conclusie:
The new VSA-100 looks like a promising chip with it's high fill rate, 32-bit support, T-buffer support, and scaleable architecture. 3dfx has provided a good range of products that will fit most any person. However, until I see it in action for myself, I can't really say much about it. With the new boards having faster memory as well as on board T&L, 3dfx may be a little behind. I suppose the super high fill rate makes up for that, but the gigapixel per second is only available on the 6000, which is out of my price range at the moment. Anything can look good on paper, but what really matters is real world performance.
The lack of transform and lighting can probably be overlooked since not many games take advantage of it yet, and you do have a high fill rate, which should be enough for most people. However, in the long run T&L will be very important in future games. Most likely Nvidia will probably have their next card out around the same time 3dfx releases the Voodoo 4 & 5. It will be interesting to see how well the VSA-100 chip performs against the competition. And with the hefty price tag that comes with the high end boards, will consumers actually pay those prices. The pricing may change also as memory prices fluctuate. The success of these boards will depend on lots of factors, and it's too early to tell what's going to happen.
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