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Re: 3D Cards--3d Blaster?

 If 3dfx has no 3d and dos acceleration that compares to today's mainstream
 performers, 3dfx with it's high price tag, won't do too well...
 300 dollars for a 3d chip only, that's the price of a nintendo 64 and a 
 what chipsets have Rendition made? i never heard of them bfore their
 verite chip.
 In article <>, says...
 >> But the guy who told me that he coded something about the 3Dfx.. I just
 >> want to tell him, that yes, the Voodoo is very powerful.. The most
 >> powerful 3D chipset available. But for gamers, Verite or a S3 or Nvidia
 >> chipset will be the most supported by gaming comany.
 >I think that NVidia has pretty much faded into irrelevancy, at least their NV-1 chip has 
 >gone the way of the dodo.  The Verite hasn't shipped yet, so how can you say it's going
 >to be well supported?  The S3 is shipping right now, and it is definitely going to be well 
 >supported, but it's staking out the low end.
 >> Why? I recently read
 >> something intelligent (in the CGW of July) about 3D chipsets. They say
 >> that the Vérité is be near the Voodoo in gfx quality..
 >You're going to trust a staff writer at CGW to get the facts right about 3D graphics 
 >accelerators, a technology that many game developers don't understand fully?  The
 >Verite is a VERY good chip, but I think it's a stretch to even say that's NEAR Voodoo in 
 >gfx quality.  A simple way of putting it is thus -- Voodoo is the best in terms of 
 >performance and features by a LONG shot, but it's also the most inconvenient for your 
 >average computer user.  Lack of Windows acceleration and video acceleration and VGA is a 
 >big issue with the Voodoo, so I doubt it's going to have the market penetration that it 
 >could have had if it was an all in one accelerator.  For this reason "in between" 
 >accelerators such as Permedia and Verite have the opportunity for very good market 
 >penetration assuming that they ship soon.
 >The all-in-one device is appealing, but you have to remember that PC users aren't buying 
 >these things, it's the motherboard manufacturers that are going to be buying the large 
 >majority of these all-in-one devices, and if performance sucks and this shows up in PC 
 >Magazine's latest performance round up, you can bet your ass they're going to drop the 
 >substandard solution like a cracked vial of Ebola.
 >I doubt that Voodoo is going to reach the level of market penetration that S3 or Rendition 
 >or 3DLabs will for the very reasons you state, I'm simply stating that market 
 >considerations aside, it's the best 3D graphics accelerator available for the PC.