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Old 12-17-2000, 02:57 AM   #1
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Question Everyone hear about 3dfx?

Hmmmmmmm?
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Old 12-17-2000, 04:04 AM   #2
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What happened to 3DFX?
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Old 12-17-2000, 11:38 AM   #3
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They're being dissolved and most of their assets are being sold to NVIDIA. They're history

So, NVIDIA gets control of all of the intellectual property of 3dfx. Will we see great new things or Intel-like lack of innovation?
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Old 12-17-2000, 11:42 AM   #4
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I thought 3DFX owned NVIDA, Jeez, now I'm confused

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Old 12-17-2000, 11:54 AM   #5
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you're always confused. I guess only time will tell about what will happen to the quality of merchandise.

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Old 12-17-2000, 03:02 PM   #6
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Not Nvidia!!! Damn... The only thing Nvidia does well is f*ck $hit up!

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Old 12-17-2000, 03:04 PM   #7
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Huh??
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Old 12-17-2000, 03:23 PM   #8
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This cant be happening...

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Old 12-17-2000, 03:33 PM   #9
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I, uh, sympathize. Yeah.

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Old 12-17-2000, 03:56 PM   #10
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Guys, let's be honest. 3dfx sucked. They used to be great. The Voodoo2 was fantastic. The Voodoo3 was crap. Don't get me wrong, it was OK, but it was not nearly as good as it should have been. They stopped innovating, I think.
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Old 12-17-2000, 10:46 PM   #11
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they figured since they had a reputation, the people would accept anything they put out

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Old 12-17-2000, 10:56 PM   #12
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I have this 8 meg card made by Intel that's better than a 16 meg ATI card on the other computer in the house.
that is SCREWY.

I need a new card...no 3dfx for me

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Old 12-18-2000, 01:16 AM   #13
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Look guys,I might get Voodoo 5.Should I sacrifice my Voodoo2 Banshee for it or not?
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Old 12-18-2000, 03:26 AM   #14
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nvidia totally kicks 3dfx's ass. i'm glad they are now out of the picture.
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Old 12-18-2000, 06:04 AM   #15
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I agree with Keyan. Just by facing the facts , 3Dfx was the king of the hill when it used to manufacture accelerators cards only. The minute it walked into the combo cards field, it had serious problems. The Voodoo 2 was the last top card the company released.

Although I'm a huge nVidia supporter, now that the adversary is out of the way, it does not bode well. Monopoly has never been good for the consumers...

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Old 12-18-2000, 06:39 AM   #16
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Voodoo2 a top card? I hate it! That thing worked like it should for only a month, then after months of calling tech support and email correspondence with the manufacturer, I gave up and returned the card to the retailer. The same weekend I got me a Viper V550 and I still haven't had a single problem with it.
Go nVIDIA!!!
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Old 12-18-2000, 11:38 AM   #17
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This is baaaaaad. nVidia have been kicking 3dfxs ass for ages but I want to see someone for nVidia to worry about. If matrox had bought out 3dfx then it might have been game on but now....

Oh dear, oh dear.

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Old 12-18-2000, 01:14 PM   #18
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This is very bad news. I've been buying 3DFx cards for years with great success. This will stifle competition which is always bad for the consumer.
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Old 12-18-2000, 01:16 PM   #19
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I'm lost, and at the same time, completely unconcerned.

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Old 12-18-2000, 01:52 PM   #20
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*points .44 Desert Eagle at Rune*

Are you concerned now?

I've got a 12mb Voodoo2 and it's always performed ok if a little underpowered to my expectations. Now I've just bought a 32mb Nvidia TNT2 M64 (replacing my ancient Nvidia Viper V330) and it kicks the absolute crapola out of the Voodoo2.
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Old 12-18-2000, 01:58 PM   #21
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Old 12-18-2000, 02:36 PM   #22
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nVidia is great man, besides Dianmond is still around and they make great cards, so its the big 3 now, honestly, 3Dfx wasn't putting up much competition with their crappy cards, most people I nkow stopped considering their cards PERIOD since they've sucked so bad the last year or so.
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Old 12-18-2000, 03:00 PM   #23
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Only a .44 DE....I'm disappointed.

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Old 12-18-2000, 03:01 PM   #24
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M203 grenade launcher all the way!
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Old 12-18-2000, 04:22 PM   #25
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Old 12-18-2000, 05:23 PM   #26
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Wasn't Diamond aquired by S3 or something and now only makes cards with S3 chips?
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Old 12-18-2000, 05:31 PM   #27
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Whats with GeForce?
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Old 12-18-2000, 10:47 PM   #28
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Diamond and S3 merged. Now Diamond's brand is only shipping with S3 chips, though S3 does some good stuff. ATI is still around, I've heard good things about the Radeon. 3DFX got lazy. The Voodoo 3 stunk up any room it entered. The V5 looked promising, but sales were depressed becuase it had a big price tag, and stiff competition from the GF2 and (then)soon to be released GF2 Ultra. I'm not suprised they're going out.

And then there were 3.

Uh, BTW... Hi guys! Long time no post! Dang... I don't even remember what my sig was...

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Old 12-18-2000, 10:50 PM   #29
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Oh my, that won't do at all. To introspective. How about something a little more whimsical?

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Old 12-18-2000, 11:04 PM   #30
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Nice one. Good to have you back among us.
ATI is doing pretty well. I'm very pleased with my 32MB card

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Old 12-19-2000, 04:42 AM   #31
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i caught the genesis reference


it's nvidia, matrox and ATi left, really...
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Old 12-19-2000, 06:40 AM   #32
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*Tries to sound smrt*
I have a Diamond card!
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Old 12-19-2000, 05:22 PM   #33
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Old 12-19-2000, 05:28 PM   #34
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Bah! You win this round, Doctor Jones!

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