Originally Published: Monday, 15 May 2000 Author: Olav Phillips
Published to: enhance_articles_multimedia/Video Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Review Of The 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP

As the battle between the two titans of the graphics accelerator industry continues, we are enjoying the fruits of their labors. When we say the two titans we most certainly mean 3dfx and nVidia. Technology has never moved this fast since the beginning of the Intel/AMD war. Check the rest out here.

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As the battle between the two titans of the graphics accelerator industry continues, we are enjoying the fruits of their labors. When we say the two titans we most certainly mean 3dfx and nVidia. Technology has never moved this fast since the beginning of the Intel/AMD war. It's true, in almost every case of industry rivalries, there are always 2 that stand out from the rest - a champion and challenger. AMD and Intel for desktop processors, Western Digital and Maxtor for consumer/cheap hard drives, and the list goes on and on. We can't say that this a bad thing, if there is competition for leadership, there will be better, cheaper products because of it. This can be applied to 3dfx's current race with Nvidia. Although prices are not dropping on new products, speed and features are going up. If you remember a few weeks ago, we posted a Voodoo5 5500 preview after our visit to a 3dfx office here in Texas. This review is the successor of that preview, we will address some of the things we theorized on in the preview and we will introduce you to all the things Voodoo that we haven't mentioned in the preview. That's why this will not be a SUPER long review, the 10 page preview covered such things as FSAA and T-Buffer effects so we don't have to re write it on the review, thank god for previews =). Read it here.




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