3DFX strikes back !

A new company 3DPower has absorbed almost 90% of the former employees of 3DFX.

What is rumoured to lie behind such a move will have nVidia out on a Rampage. RamPage was the graphics chipset that was under development by 3DFX right before nVidia stepped in. 3DPower will probably put the chip to good use in their debut card the "3DPower Absolute". The PCB of the card will be black with gold componets seated in a smart wooden box.

It seems 3DPower secretly formed this new company without nVidia nor 3DFX knowing, this move is bound to get under nVidia's skin. It has the potential to raise some serious legal issues.

Even though the story hasn't been confirmed yet, it cannot hurt to get another big player in the graphics card market since nVidia seems to be getting too cocky for the consumers good.

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3DFX strikes back !

Don't fret Geforce fans, untill clock speeds are released, much lest a test line of "3D Power absolute" processors, Nvidia has a iron grip on the market for higher end gamers. The simple fact of the matter is Nvidia crushed 3DFX when it was at it high point because it had a superior product, speed, reliablity, with minimal expense to the consumer. I beleive that 3D Power will have the same result as 3DFX did, Deep seeded failure

3DFX strikes back !

lt u have to be the most ignorant person ever 3dfx card was cheaper maybe not faster more reliable yea ok vodoo 5500 came out at 299 geforce 2 gts came out at 499 do the math wiz kid 3dfx is back to kick ass

3DFX strikes back !

I hope 3dfx or substitute will get back in it. I'm not too impressed with other cards. If i were to buy one I look at the market and I don't see much to choose form. There are way too many nVidia cards out. I have a gefore2 MX(cheap card) and its ok. Could be better.

3DFX strikes back !

I could not believe that 3DFX went out of business on the day I bought their Voodoo 5 5500 card I researched it and found them to be the best nVidia has some great cards but the cost was too high. Go 3D Power I'll be watching you guys for my next video card!

3DFX strikes back !

We don't really know if this company will be formed,but if that's true,will be very good for the market competition because Nvidia at this moment is the dominant company in this area and as it seems,will push too hard the consumers real soon, if not already done (price matters).

3DFX strikes back !

stop me if Im a fool, but if 3dPOWER is working on a chipset originaly in development with 3DFX...then they are going to get sued into oblivion. NVIDIA bought 3DFX right? (who were complete trash anyway, voodoo5? my old TNT2 went faster than that crap) so that means NVIDIA will own all the rights to any 3DFX products (I dont think they would let any get away) right? and that would include and R&D stuff right?...anyway the point!:If 3DPOWER are making a chipset based on R&D work owned by NVIDIA then this is illegal! BUT! I might be wrong.

3DFX strikes back !

If u all think they going to sued 3dpower u r wrong.. remember they know what happen to 3dfx.. and u know they going to change what they say.. and by the way since they know what they r doing they going to add more then nvidia, and if nvidia copys it.. they going to get sued ;).. and also they r 2 more company better then nvidia one is 3dlabs and there is one more..... i hope nvidia dies soon

3DFX strikes back !

3dfx started it all and created the (home) 3D card market, but they dug their own grave by not keeping up with their competition. Even if some of the features not incorperated are still not seen in many games, power gamers still want them available and anyone who has seen the difference between running 16-bit and 32-bit color will agree, they really screwed up on that note. If anyone wants to bitch about nVidia kicking 3dfx's collective butts, they should look at what the products can do, not just what they cost (anyone remember Cyrix?)

3DFX strikes back !

3dfx stricks back?I think its a little early to tell.Had voodoo3-3000 great card at the time but so dated now give me a break.Now i have a geforce gts2 by asus its night and day nothing i cant play in 32bit color and 1078 by 768resolution.NVIDIA rocks and you can pick it up for $225canadian.If you dont have one then what are u taking about or complaining i should say, and do your self a favor and buy one.NVIDIA rocks and ATI probably does too.

3DFX strikes back !

sorry but with only 225$canadian u won't get a very powerful card. The geforce 2 ultra is minimum 550$ plus our f**king 15% of taxe.And if u want a little geforce 3 it will cost u around 750 plus taxe so shut it garret.NVidia rocks but is a way too expensive!

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What should I do?I have just lost my TNT 2 when my brother got a new comp for himself, and I had to use our old Banshee (same 3d acceleration as voodoo2 :P), now, I really want to get a new card as soon as possible, but I really think that the rampage could be good, what should I do? Get GeForce or wait for Rampage????

3DFX strikes back !

So all you Nvidia owners out there still wantta paid that f**king $$$ for those f**king technologies out there every six months, then go for it, for those of us with budgets, we will wait and see, Nvidia means over price, over price means you ar f**ked !!thank god, there are still competitions left.

3DFX strikes back !

Hey all of you!!I always listened to Nvidia and bought cards from TNT to GeForce 2 GTS. A month ago, i bought a Voodoo 5 5500 card.. Just for fun and i got really proud of it. I got about 3500 points in 3dMark 2001, where i only got 2000 with a GeForce 2 card. Now it's proven that 3DFX ruleZ and i already burned my old GeForce card.. It really SUCKS

3DFX strikes back !

well, competition is always GOOD ! i mean ever since Kyro launched its chipsets NVIDIA was forced to drop their GTS prices, or it was just coincidence :P ?? !! Well in a few months a GF3 could cost way less !!!Still i think that these guys will have to work very hard to bother NVIDIA!! I mean The TNT2 models, Geforce 1 2 3 models, Quadro, now the Nforce, these guys sure now how manage business... BUT WE COULD WATCH WAR IN 3D PRICES!! AS THE CPU'S ARE!!

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Ive got a GeForce 2MX. It´s super, but could be better.My old computer (P1 200Mhz) has got a voodoo banshee from 3DFX. It was the best in glide but shit in DirectX. Glide had a better quality and framerate than DirectX gamez. I hope that anyone can beat nVidia.I hope ATI, 3DPower or others.ATI Radion 32 SDR isn´t bad and isn´t good. buy a radion 64 VIVO. it´s the best of ati. or the radion 32 DDR.

3DFX strikes back !

its about god dam time 3dfx or 3dpower or what ever they want to call themselves made a come back beat the shit out of that f**king weak ass company they call nvidia. i got a comp and i searched high and low just to find a 3dfx card and i got one and it a v4 4500 32mb and it is more powerful then that crappy geforce 64 mb kill nvidia 3d power your got one worrior right here

3DFX strikes back !

::Does a happy Voo Doo dance:: nVidia sucks arse sucks arse sucks arse...la di dah, me and my VooDoo! ::Dances around:: 3dfx will rule the world. P.S. Vote for VooDoo in the 2004 elections.

3DFX strikes back !

Hey Everybody, guess what? Just because a new technology is put on the market doesn't mean you have to run out and buy it!! Sheesh, it usually takes 6-9 months for the games that use the new technology to hit the shelf anyway. By that time, the NEXT best thing is coming out and, guess what, the one you wanted now costs less. So, do i want a gForce 3? Yes!!! Do I need it when I already own a gForce2? No. So i'll wait until the gForce3 Ultra Max GTS BFVC (big f**kin' video card) comes out and then buy a vanilla gForce3.

3DFX strikes back !

3DFX rules..i've tried almost every other kind of gfx card...but stuck to voodoo.I have Voodoo 5500 now and i put in a GForce 3..don't like it...choppy on games that voodoo runs smooth.I'll back 3D Power any day...and to a comment made earlier...NVidia is getting c**ky..they think cause 3Dfx is gone they can jack up the prices too all hell..F**k you guys.

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