Onze Russische vrienden van iXBT hebben het tweede deel van hun 3dfx VSA preview online geparkeerd. Deze preview is _errug_ uitgebreid en geeft een perfecte uitleg van de werking van de VSA100 en de T-Buffer. Hieronder een praktisch stukje over Full Scene Anti-Aliasing:
We doubt if anyone will wish to play at lower resolutions with FSAA effect, because the image will be evidently too blurred, which can surely make not the best impression. In fact, the optimal resolution for any game using FSAA is 1024x768 especially since the fillrate of Voodoo5 should be just enough for playing at such resolutions. However, if the user disables T-Buffer, he will be able to feel very comfortable when playing at the resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 60fps. Besides, at higher resolutions the detailization is also higher that is why FSAA is no longer so important there. And what will an average user prefer? Hard to tell. We can only remind you that most ordinary gamers are still playing at resolutions up to 1024x768. Of course, some users can boast larger monitors. Probably some of you can even afford to buy a graphics card for 600 bucks, which will allow using all T-Buffer effects at an acceptable level of performance. But we really doubt that there will be many users like that. The owners of such monitors, the so called hardcore gamers, will most probably prefer high resolution to lower resolution with FSAA. As a result, with a graphics card for $600 they will never use all its features. In other words, Voodoo5 seems to have a very gloomy future.