3DHardware.net vond het nog wel nodig om een review te posten van de 3dfx Voodoo3 3500-TV kaart. Tsja, dit beestje zal nog een maandje of 4 à 5 mee moeten . Hieronder maar een hap uit de conclusie:
What have 3dfx done with the Voodoo3 3500-TV? Well, they have created a very fast graphics card suited for hardcore gamers and added video features to it. It is important to keep in mind that 3dfx have always targetted gamers and will surely continue to do so. But with the 3500-TV they offered gamers the ability to view and capture video. Where the Marvel G400-TV succeeds in video capture and editing the 3500-TV succeeds in gaming performance. We were surprised over the good quality of the TV-output but was at the same time put down by the poor quality if the video input and the fact that video capture isn't accelerated in hardware will also make usability go down. With the release of nVIDIA's high-performing GeForce 256 for gaming and Matrox's new TurboGL (for all CPUs) one wonder where the 3500-TV stands. It does offer decent performance although lower than the GeForce 256 and it does offer ok video features although inferior to those found in the Marvel G400-TV.
If gaming is your thing and you need a new graphics card right now to keep you satisfied until the next wave of products then I recommend you getting a cheaper card such as the Voodoo3 3000. There's also always the choice of overclocking the Voodoo3 3000 to 3500 speeds (not uncommon) and you will get the same level of performance.
If video is what you live for and you want a good solution for your PC then stay away from the 3500-TV and look at other solutions such as the Matrox Marvel G400-TV or more professional systems offered by Pinnacle Systems (DV10 etc).
We like the concept behind the 3500-TV but feel that it is "too little, too late".