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

For all u people that have Nvidia and voodoo X just overclock your Voodoo to the max and then tell me is Nvidia better.. Nvidia is a boot-leg video card computer.. they can't even do anything with there copy card of 3dfx.. i bet Nvidia is just a copy(boot-leg) card of 3dfx.. and there new Nvidia can't do shit.. it have even more problems thent he voodoo5 6000 in NYC.. 3dfx will f**k Nvidia... i bet my PS1 could do better then Nvidia... Nvidia sucks big time.. listen to me people the HACKER =+) wish u luck all.. o i work for 3dfx.. and we are making voodoo 10 right now.. =+).. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHHA 15GBCPU all the way.. Nvidia is going toooooooo die by my hand..

3dfx stops making cards

good. 3dfx sucks ball anyway. 3dfx just screwed their ownselves by relasing low grade video cards while nVidia push ahead with better technology. 3dfx is so far behind no wonder they quit. nVidia just released the Geforce2 Ultra (no 3dfx card can even compete) does about 32 Million polygons, where as the Voodoo5 does a shoty 14 million at it's best. 3dfx clearly has no balls. a once great company has screwed themselves over by thinking: since we are the biggest, we can realease half-A cards and expect people to dish out loads of money. "yeah right!" we're not that stupid. if the competetion offers a card that's 4x's faster and cost the same if not less, we'll be jumping on the bandwagon. Hail nVidia.

3dfx stops making cards

What could you expect, nVidia has been kicken ass as soon as they released the TNT series. The only thing Voodoo is good for is to throw it down the toilet when it's blocked so it can unblock it! 3dfx had it won, almost every game had a special Glide option for 3dfx cards. nVidia just concentrated on power. Oh well nVidia had 3dfx down on it's knees, now it's time for nVidia to do FATALITY on 3dfx. I have to admit I was looking forward to the W-Buffer on Voodoo 5's. whats better quality or quantity. Voodoo had quality nVidia had both on their geforce. 3dfx probably don't have the money for a BIG come back, but who knows. nVidia might let their gaurd down. and too think almost last year no one knew who nVidia was. Back when 3dfx was at the thown nVidia had only started its TNT series.

3dfx stops making cards

best in video gaming 3dfx. it's too good for TnT that my old 3dfx banshee beets a creative tnt2 m64 32mb.every body says that tnt is best but in what? In D3D? what about voodoo in glide and TnT in D3D who is beter?i know who is beter you? Find it for yourselves

3dfx stops making cards

Voodoo kartlari hep kötülemekteler yanliz ben voodoo 2 1000 kartim ile hala oyun oynamaktayim. Fifa2001, Nfs5 gibi oyunlari TnT2 nin bile yanindan gecemedigi frame sayilarinda ve kalitede oynuyorum. Arkadasimla yapdigimiz testlerde voodoo kartin 640x480 cözünürlükte fifa2000 oyununu TNT2 kartin 1024x868 cözünürlükte gösterdigi kaliteden daha iyi göstermekte. Bunun nedeni ise anti allasing olayini voodoo dan baska kartlarin yapamamalaridir. kötü bir iþlemci ile ge-force da bir iþe yaramaz ama islemciniz iyi ise siz grafik kartinin hizi degil gösterim kalitesi gerekir bunuda anti allasing sayesinde voodoo kartlarda bulabilirsiniz...

3dfx stops making cards

Reply to agentguns:Are you serious?Have you seen the new monster called Voodoo 5 6000?????It can outcompete Geforce 2 Ultra.Don't be insolent fool.3dfx was never on the knees.They just didn't partner anyone-call me creative-and wanted to get by it on their own.Well,it seems they failed.But nVidia sells the chips to 100 manufacturers-Hercules,ELSA,Creative etc.It sure makes more money.I hope 3dfx will at least do the same.Sell to the world.Then,we shall see who is the best...

3dfx stops making cards

However,NOBODY SAID 3DFX DIED you insolent fools!!!It will just become like n vidia.It will sell the chips to 100 manufacturers,the manufacturers will pay 3dfx,like they do now with NVidia,3dfx will make more money than before,just like nVidia,and 3dfx will have the money to develop next-next-next generation graphics cards,like Voodoo 7 or 8 that will sure support DDR RAM,all the technologies available,etc.Wake up!Think that,for the capabilities of 3Dfx,it has gone better than nVidia,whixh dfrom the beginning had 100 partners to get it going well.Well,it seems nVidia made more money this way,so 3Dxx will,too.and when the time comes,it wil totally unleash the new capabilities.I am not against nVidia.3Dfx and nVidia oth have good chips.3dfx will regenerate,however,and make EVEN better than now...Which means...bye nVidia!!!Because,if they are quite equal now,what will happen when 3dfx will have lots of money??Think about it...

3dfx stops making cards

And you fools...For the last time you weed-eaters...Check 3dfx site at [url removed] to really see who WORKED on the miracle called DirectX 8.0.Yes,It's 3dfx.Why not nVidia??????Just start thinking...at last.

3dfx stops making cards

for u dum ass people using the Nvida.... must be mad stupid.. voodoo5 6000 could witch porn noo 10000X better then Nvida.... Nvida slow to the max.. it just want to get stupid people for there money.. by liar saying there girlly card is good.. hahaha

3dfx stops making cards

Uhh thats weird, straight from the horse's mouth at 3dfx.com here folks"[11-16-00] Rumors about 3dfx's future have been sprouting up around the Web like wild fungus, and spokesperson Bubba Wolford would like to set the record straight. At the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Wolford told Gamecenter 3dfx will not start selling current chipset technology to third parties such as Creative Labs and ELSA; that Voodoo products, including current graphics and TV cards, will continue to be manufactured; and that the company isn't going belly-up any time soon. "FOOLS, get your facts straight jackass

3dfx stops making cards

whoever the hell PORN NOOOOOOOOO is: you sure can't spell. Nvidia is god. 3dfx BLOWS. No wonder they can't keep making their own cards. There losing the battle to nVidia. So they're gonna try to reap profits from other companies. Funny.

3dfx stops making cards

You guys are so frickin immature- who cares who's better? They're both good, I think nVidia is superior and I've compared...but grow up, jesus...and you people who think you're cool by spelling everything wrong- get a life.

3dfx stops making cards

Ok people, lets stop the name calling and profanity. Nvidia is far more superior than 3dfx. Even 3dfx knows this.No one can beat the Geforce, let alone almost all Nvidia cards. Wow the voodoo 5, all they did was boost the hell out of the pixels and created, WOW, GIGA PIXELS!! Ok, i dont have much against 3dfx, but the choice of the pro's is Nvidia. As a Geforce 2 user, i love it. Dont compare 3dfx to Nvidia, its like comparing Lucky Charms to Wheaties, they completly different.

3dfx stops making cards

One more thing...how can some of you say nVidia copies 3dfx? Compare:nVidia released the GeForce a few monthes after the Voodoo3 3500 was released...Geforce can do 32-bit color(like every other nVidia card before it), hardware T&L, 2048x2048 textures...Voodoo3 can do 16-bit color(faster than the GeForce, but without the image quality), no T&L, and 256x256 textures(if i'm mistaken, sorry...it might be 512x512)...damn, i guess nVidia DID copy them! Oh, excuse me...get my point?

3dfx stops making cards

Whoever says Nvidia is crap is a pathetic gay piece of mother f**king donkey crap. Nvidia makes brilliant f**king cards for brilliant prices. BUT 3dfx "VooDoo" Is WAY BETTER. The voodoo cards incorporate the "Glide" which is way better than "Direct3d" and it can also use "OpenGl" On the card. '3dfx mini driver'. 3dfx are defiently better than Nvidia. Most games have special modes for Voodoo cards. So any one who disses Nvidia or 3dfx are POOFTERS!

3dfx stops making cards

i would just like to say that the majority of readers on this website should not only ceace commenting, but also shoot themselves for speading the idiocy that is their oppinion.3dfx makes good all around cards, they have lost there place on the throne of raw horsepower, to a graphics company that could produce better, faster, and cheaper cards.this doesn't make the voodoo name any worse, it just means competition... and competition means progress.if amd had never came along with the athlon archetecture, im willing to be intel would JUST NOW be press releasing on 1ghz model pentium 3s.

3dfx stops making cards

People!!!Get it together!3DFX AND NVIDIA BITH MAKE GOOD CARDS,BUT DIFFERENT.DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES,DIFFERENT CAPABILITIES,UNIQUE 3DFX TECHNOLOGIES------>GLIDE AND GOOD PERFORMANCE FROM NVIDIA,DUE TO DDR MAINLY.SO,WHY THE F*** ARGUE?THEY BOTH KICK ASS,and I wouldn't say no if someone offered me a Voodoo 5 6000 for free,and ofcource I wouldn't if it was a Geforce 2 Ultra!So,stop this.3dfx will keep on making chipsets,you morons!The next cards in 2001 will just be sold from another brand-maybe even Creative!and by the way-next Voodoo cards will be fully DirectX 8 complied because 3dfx worken on the DirectX 8.0 together with Microsoft.So,we ll just wait to see the competition!Nobody copies anyone,3dfx and NVidia are D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-T.Get this well stuck into mind,and stop the crap!!!!!

3dfx stops making cards

I think that it is all bull shit and that yes 3dfx are not making any more graphics cards but there are gonna be more companies bringing out some in january so what does it matter so what if the tossers from 3dfx are not making any more who cares you will be able to get some so i don't want to hear about any more stipid comments.You are all wankers and you know it( d**kheads ) :-)

3dfx stops making cards

I recon Nivdia suckz ass because their cards dont have glide on them and they only have Direct 3D on them. Glide makes the games run really kickass. I have a voodoo 5 5500 and when I play Unreal tornament on "3dfx Glide for windows" the game runs at about 87.2fps a second but thats only the lowest. The highest is 120fps a second. I think that it is a f***** shame that 3dfx is stoping to make cards if they really are. But I think the voodoo 5 6000 is going to kick so much ass that it isn't even funny.

3dfx stops making cards

I recon Nivdia suckz ass because their cards dont have glide on them and they only have Direct 3D on them. Glide makes the games run really kickass. I have a voodoo 5 5500 and when I play Unreal tornament on "3dfx Glide for windows" the game runs at about 87.2fps a second but thats only the lowest. The highest is 120fps a second. I think that it is a f***** shame that 3dfx is stoping to make cards if they really are. But I think the voodoo 5 6000 is going to kick so much ass that it isn't even funny.

3dfx stops making cards

3Dfx is da bomb shit and never gives me problem with my games or computer. Nivdia, in da other hand with it's GeForce is very bad. They don't have a very good side for games. It crashes or there will be some things missing in the game(graphics). I admit that it has a kick ass scene but it gives a lot of trouble and it even gives the worse trouble for Athlon users. Anyways, 3Dfx 4 EVER!!!

3dfx stops making cards

3Dfx isn't dieing, it's going back to the state it started in and the state Nvidia is in. Making chips and selling them and letting other companies make the cards. I think this will make them stronger. I have used almost all of the Voodoos and every Nvidia card. I like 3dfx's way pop in a game and the game has papritory dirvers and will work at its best. I recently bought a Diamond Viper II. I can hold it's own when over clocked to many of the G-Forces. I think a Diamond or Creative Voodoo 5 would be cool. Just imagine S3 MeTal on a Voodoo 5 6000. I will probably never favor a chipset. I have bought a total 6 different video cards in the past year. All when tweeked and clooked up are prity darn close. Voodoo just has T-buffer and games with full papritory support. I hope this stupid preduice crap will end all video cards are not created equale but end up there in the end

3dfx stops making cards

3DFX ARE APPARENTLY MAKING A VOODOO5 6500 AND WILL HAVE T&L, ANTI-ALIASING,SPATIAL&ENVIROMENTAL BUMP MAPPING SPATIAL IS NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS DETAIL TO BE PUT ON THE HIGHEST AND WILL RECREATE SCENES FROM TOY STORY 2WITH EVEN GREATER DETAIL THAN IN THE MOVIE. COST ABOUT A GRAND AND WILL HAVE 128MB STANDARD. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO UPGRADE TO 256MB. IT WILL HAVE A POWER SUPPLY, AND 2 PROCCESORS RUNNING ATONE 400MHZ AND ONE 300 MHZ.IF YOU OVERCLOCK IT YOU CUOLD GAIN GRAPHICS POWER OF 2 GIGAPIXELSBUT IT COULD BURN IT OUT WITHIN A WEEK. VERY EXPENSIVE BUT VERY POWERFULLFORMER WORKER OF 3DFX

3dfx stops making cards

We're not leaving. We are just changing the nature of our business. Graphics boards will no longer be entirely developed by us. Instead we'll be providing other companies with our chipsets on which their gfx boards will be based. As far as I'm aware, future software titles WILL be supporting the glide interface.3Dfx Technical Support

3dfx stops making cards

We're not leaving. We are just changing the nature of our business. Graphics boards will no longer be entirely developed by us. Instead we'll be providing other companies with our chipsets on which their gfx boards will be based. As far as I'm aware, future software titles WILL be supporting the glide interface.3Dfx Technical Support

3dfx stops making cards

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