3dfx stops making cards

The graphics-chip company is about to abandon the card-manufacturing business. The company plans to close its Juarez, Mexico, card manufacturing plant and remove itself from the business of building the graphics cards that reside in desktop PCs. This is an abrupt switch from the December 1998 takeover of STB Systems, which 3dfx heralded as a move that would put them in charge of their own destiny. Instead, that move -- combined with numerous production delays and supply problems -- has removed the company from its once-dominant position in the industry.

"We're trying to be more fiscally responsible," said Lisa Grubb, a spokesperson for the company. "Basically, we're reinventing ourselves."

The company says it will now sell its chips to third-party manufacturers, who will create the boards that go in computers. Because 3dfx is in its quiet period (its latest earnings are due next week), officials declined to say how much of a write off would result from the closing of the Mexican plant.

The company's not betting its entire future on PC graphics, though. While it will retain the "Voodoo" name - a very familiar one in graphics and arguably the company's most valuable asset -- it is branching into new territory. It recently released the VoodooTV card, allowing PC users to use their computer monitor as a TV screen. And it plans to use the recently completed acquisition of competitor GigaPixel Corp. to forge into new areas, such as set-top boxes, cellular phones, game consoles and handheld PCs.

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3dfx stops making cards

Man , i have a Voodoo3 2000 , but it pisses some great graphics out man!!See it to believe it , my bro has a Nvidia , it rocks to , but i comparred it with my voodoo. the voodoo runs smoother and that with 16mb! while the Nvidia has 32 mb . i think you guys should go on with 3dfx , i am about to buy the voodoo5

3dfx stops making cards

V5 sucks ass the only cards they made that are good is V3 and V2 all there other cards suck they are the same chip speeds all the V5 had is 2 of them ATI radeon kicks voodoos ass NvIdIa geforse gts ultra is good but i ant got $600 dollors to give just for a video card wheb i can build a new computer fot that well nvidia is the best right now and ati is in 2nd in my book voodoo 5 and 4 suck ass they suck and they are to much money so voodoo think of making better cards for less then u wont have to go out of bisness cuz ur cards suck gilde runs good but looks like crap unlike direct x wich has 10x better graphics if u got a good video cardall i cab say is voodoo suck andNVIDIA and ATI keeping bring in the good card s a GPUS babythanksati and nvidia for nto rippin me off and makin good cards unlike sucky voodoo

3dfx stops making cards

Tyler - research fool. The card you have is so inferior to that of the Voodoo. Voodoo/3DFX has always concentrated on giving you speed at all costs, 32bit even - that is why I will never buy anything but. Btw the Voodoo 5 kicked the shit out of the GTS2 - FSAA 2X HHAHAHAHAHAHAHH I got 4X Loser.

3dfx stops making cards

Nothing is going to change guys, there only stoping card production. They'll still make there shitty proccessors and sell them to other card companies which I hope wont buy. Like that other guy said above, voodoo2 was their peak. 2xVoodoo2s was crazy fast. I'd love to see 3dfx out of business it might finally put an end to some games being optimized for Glide and I'll be able to run ALL games on my GeForce. I don't whish the worst for them, I just hope NVidia buys them cause they have some geniuses working there.

3dfx stops making cards

3dfx siempre fue inferior y con la salida de voodoo 5 la cago del todo, Nvidia tiene los mejores chip graficos del mundo como el gforce 2 gts ultra. Yo tengo la Teppro Impact 4 Gforce 2 GTS UlTRA y es lo mejor del mundo...(inclusive la gforce 2 MX es mejor que voodoo 5 5500 y tiene solo 32 MB).Imaginense si Nvidia tendra futuro que Microsoft va a equipar a sus consolas X-BOX con Chips Graficos NVIDIA....con eso esta todo dicho....AGUANTE NVIDIA !!!!!

3dfx stops making cards

Nothing is going to change guys, there only stoping card production. They'll still make there shitty proccessors and sell them to other card companies which I hope wont buy. Like that other guy said above, voodoo2 was their peak. 2xVoodoo2s was crazy fast. I'd love to see 3dfx out of business it might finally put an end to some games being optimized for Glide and I'll be able to run ALL games on my GeForce. I don't whish the worst for them, I just hope NVidia buys them cause they have some geniuses working there.

3dfx stops making cards

Don't diss 3dfx, Sass. Remember they virtually invented real 3d cards for the home PC market. nVidia just came along and copied 3dfx's design and added a few tweaks, how genius is that, SaSS? 3dfx sued but what does that matter now? Glide was the best API for home PCs when released, it was faster than OpenGL for games usage and Direct 3d wasn't in existance. It took shitty old Microsoft a looong time to come up with a Direct 3d component that rivalled Glide. It was non-existant until DX5. John Carmack still prefers OpenGL over the now standard Direct3d.

3dfx stops making cards

MMM I would like to see 3dfx dominate again but the fools does not specialize in 3d anymore there going console topbox and crap like that !!!??Obviously Nvidia will dominate in 3D because its all they do ... with the knew knoledge of 3dfx they will surelly take overPs Still 3dfx supporter because of the name they held for years I just hope the fools reinvents the VOODOO II againGOOD LUCK GUYS

3dfx stops making cards

3dfx watched the microsoft video.this video showed the visions microsoft are going to make reality. 3dfx are going to be first on the new boat and the rest will be left to catch up. I wouldnt be surprised if 3dfx and mircosoft teamed up to demolish their cometitors. btw, for all you linux lovers, say goodbye, cause microsoft will dominate in the near future.

3dfx stops making cards

I remember the time I used to HATE it when I was about to buy a game and it said "3DFX only" or some bullsh*t like thatNVidia is the leading company, it DID buy the 3dfx and now the card prices will go HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHWe won't be able to buy any more videocardsSHIT! 3DFX was not meant to close

3dfx stops making cards

3dfx was the best and i wish more than enything in the world that nvidia will die beacose they are a bunch of assholes that copied 3dfx.in any case even if 3dfx is dead, he will remain in the history as the first (and the best) 3d card manufacturer.Lets hope desperation at nvidia and good luck to 3dfx into their new market.

3dfx stops making cards

hehe 3dfx, though, had their times since the begining, but nvidia have always been creating newer technologies providing faster quality in frame rates, and yet it supports 32bit with the release of 'the' TNT. ha! 3dfx.. ur days r overRr... LoOo-Hoo-SEerRrrrRrrr

3dfx stops making cards

3dfx wez the best b most reknown company on thiz graphic market but why did they close donw?nvidia wouldn't overtake u coz u r allredi establish n yr cards n very reliabe....man NVIDIA sucks....!!!!!Hope all the best on yr journey VooDoo!!!CRUSH THEM DOWN!!!

3dfx stops making cards

Guys get out of the stone age! the voodoo's core hasnt been revisioned since the voodoo2. i dont think a little tweaking here and there(mainly increasing ramdac and memory bus-widthdare i mention using two cores to make up for their inatiquite technology) is going to keep their product in first place. also keep in mind they have little to nil D3D support. (Unreal Tourniment only supports D3D 100%, so Glide and Open3D users are screwed with very little support.) by the way nvidia is only using their nv-15 core while they have a working nv-16 and a nv-20 in the works for the X-Box. time to get a nvidia card.

3dfx stops making cards

I never like company that use sex or violence to sell something. And when a company use name like Voodoo for a video card well that's scary.I think it name was so evil, to own one is so sinful, the devil only would name something like that. That why they are going out video card business.Voodoo went DooDoo!Now I don't own a computer or even a web tv. But I do online web at my local libary. And from time to time I check into this type of fourm. I just wanted to spead my word of Holy and pray for all the sinful people out there in this cyber world.Hope you will someday see the LIGHT!

3dfx stops making cards

Everyone here saying 3DFX kick as and rules. ARE STUPID IDIOTS! Come on now that like someone braging about how good their Sega Saturn is, and how the Playstation sucks!Ask yourself Does it make you feel better to put down Nivida becasue you invested into a video card that no longer has a company supporting it? The only one supporting it is you (what a fool!) Ask your self why did the company drop out, don't blame Nvidia!So keep you antiquated Voodoo card and enjoy posting negative comments on this site or any sites. Casue that about the only thing your Voodoo card can do. I myself will be running the latest and greatest games now and to come supporting the Nivida graphics card. Giants, Sacrifice just to name a few support Hardware T&L and it rocks ...Oh, by the way keep up with the 3DFX rules and Nvidia sucks comment! All of us like to have a good laugh!!!!

3dfx stops making cards

Man 3Dfx is in my Eyes is awesome. One chip that can do it all with help of Drivers and the way it's made. They should hit the books again and try something new. MAKE a new CHIP ... Dont just die out on us.

3dfx stops making cards

Haha! I'm glad I did not buy one. Suckers!Lucky I bought a Diamond S3 16 3D card. From my local Electronic Store "Bubba E- Shack" for about $200.00 It is so awsome it rules. Man I getting over 100 fps in Wolfenstien 3D and Duke Nukem 3-D shareware. My next purchase is a top of the line sound card, Bubba Shack is selling a Adlib for about 100.00 cant wait to get that too....

3dfx stops making cards

Well, like we all know, 3DFX was the first company to make great graphic cards. And then, all those other companys came and tried to beat them, but now the only two good companys are NVIDIA and 3DFX. Even though the NVIDIA cards are better, they still are twice as expensive. I hope 3DFX will release the best graphic card ever or NVIDIA will lover their prices. I still love 3DFX !!!

3dfx stops making cards

3dfx was the best ever to invest my money into. Nvidia could not do what they did, their cards were unstable and required constant driver update. They proclaimed their tnt2 supported motion blur with the detenator 3 drivers, how much b.s was that. We all so how terrible framerates we received. They bragged about 32 bit colour which was their only defence to get them out of tight situtations. In my eyes gforce cards can never compare to the voodoo 3's or 5's. Its sad ppl see the nvidia has head of graphic cards, but life will go on. Now watch how nvidia cards will jack their prices as there are no main competitors except ati, and their not that great at all. I will maintain my 3dfx board as a reminder. It has the most stable chip, driver and softare support.

3dfx stops making cards

NVIDIA KICK ASS! They have done heaps and made the best freakin graphics cards that i've ever used, voodoo is just too out of date, Nvidia chips make smooth graphic axcellaration, Specially there GeForce Chip, who cares how high the prices are? They kick 3DFX's Cards anyday. And "TheTruthHurts" is right! U assholes with 3DFX rules comments and Nvidia Sux, keep goin, I havent heard so much stupid idiot comedians go on about a stupid out-of-date chip so much

3dfx stops making cards

To Rewind:Wow! you really are upset, I can tell from all your post here. I know you feel that you have been take advantage (and you did). Paid for a Voodoo and now it's DooDoo. You complain about Nvidia asking to much for thier video card? The truth is you just can't afford it, So you settle for the Voodoo and than got burn! Now all you do is talk about how Nvidia was wrong for taking over... But you should be blaming 3DFX for not making better video cards?Oh! You must read before you open your mouth! I'm comparing Sega Saturn! You do remember it? Do you remeber who won? Dream Cast has not even came out yet! Not for years later. But you did not know that did you? Both console were the only major player competing at that time. But Sega Saturn got his ass kick by the Playstation 1 (have to put a 1 after PLaystation or you will get confuse!)You complain about a video card almost having as much RAM (all current video card for games is max out on 64 RAM)LOL... Any true computer gamer knows that having 64 RAM or less is not good. The 64 RAM has to cover your OS and than the game on top of that. It's almost 2001 and you are behind times. Your computer is as sorry as you!Oh! Well the truths does hurt!

3dfx stops making cards

Well I have had a Voodoo Banshee cardfor about 1 year and a half and it hasworked fine all the time. No complainsabout it. Looks like I won't buy theV5000 next week, I think I will buy aHercules 3D Prophet DDR2

3dfx stops making cards

Kind of a shame 3dfx went out... True, Nvidia has some faster shit, but one thing i always remembered about my old voodoo cards (chipsets 1 - 3) was compatiblilty. I cant think of one game i EVER crashed in, or locked up. I decided to move over to the TNT2 chipset in hope of something faster (and 32bit rendering) and was rather dissapointed. WEnt back to voodoo3 but eventually was talked into trying this GFORCE2 stuff. Bought one, and its a chore just to get a game running. Nothing but FATAL OE's all the time. I was hoping that one day i could go back to voodoo, once they have something to match the speed of nvidia, but i guess that day will come no more. Mabye now that NVidia has 3dfx, they can figure out how to write a half decent driver.

3dfx stops making cards

Oh no! That means I have to put up with them stupid NVidia f**ing cardboard useless things that don't do f*** all for my system. I'd be better using a piece of toast as a video card than an nVidia piece of cr*p. I have tried 3 different makes of nVidia card (Elsa Erazor, nVidia TNT, nVidia Riva TNT2) and all three caused my computer to crash that much I ended up returning them to the store and changing the card for a 3DFX which runs absolutely smoothly. Also will nVidia start supporting OpenGL properly and not that Microsh*te Direct3D rubbish that runs at half the speed, I hope so cause that DirectX sh*t from Micro$ really annoys me, all the games I have that use Direct3D run at quarter the speed of the Glide/OpenGL ones and on the nVidia cards I tried I couldn't even get them to run at all. Maybe I'll go back to my favourite card maker, ATI, at least there cards seem to work most of the time.

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