NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Nvidia is now introducing a programmable GPU, seven times faster than the previous Geforce 2 Ultra, the NV20.

The chip's performance will depend on the application it is running on. In environments where there are low detail scenes (large triangles, simple geometry, hardly any depth) the NV20 is only twice as fast as the Geforce 2 Ultra. The difference in performance grows however with the complexity of the 3D scene (multitude of small triangles, very complex geometry, a lot of depth).

The anti-aliasing performance of the chip is also said to have increased substantially. Nvidia gives the NV20 a 300 percent increase in performance compared to the Geforce 2 Ultra. The performance of the chip doubles when handling geometrical data. According to Nvidia the NV20 is able to handle one trillion operations and 100 gigaflops (floating-point operations) per second.

The performance increase is achieved through better design, according to the documents: the storage interface is a completely revised version compared with the Geforce 2. Downloading large quantities of geometrical data should now flow substantially faster, according to the documents.

In addition, the NV20 is said to have a ramdac speed of over 500MHz as well as an faster clock rate.

There is a new pixel shading experience for 3D-textures and curved surfaces will cater for a 3D visual quality. The NV20?s gradual fogging effects and per-pixel bump mapping will primarily enable the presentation of even more realistic characters as well as natural effects.

If the specifications and performance statistics highlighted in these confidential documents are proven to be true, Nvidia position as market leader looks set.

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NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

well i still prefer the voodoo 5 cards, the reason is that i love the 3dfx compatibility with games and it runs glide,opengl and d3d.and most of all the the image quality on the voodoo 5's 4X anti-aliasing was really awsome. true NVIDIA right now has the fastest frame rates, but human eyes can't tell the diffrence, that unless you are using a 3d bench mark. but image quality you can tell and voodoo 5 5500 64MB delivers it

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Can you people READ!???3DFX DID NOT CLOSE DOWN!!!before they released the Voodoo 3s, they made the chips and sold them to board manufacturers like Asus and Creative and Diamond etc.etc.then they bought a board manufacturer by the name of STI and started making their own boards with their own chips.this was both good and bad, good because there was no variations in different cards like with Nvidia chips, but bad because of the same thingno one could max out the chip, and you could only buy it from 3DFXnow their recent announcement was that they closed their board making part and now they will be making the chips and selling them to board manufacturers like Nvidia and like 3DFX did in the first placeTHEY ARE NOT CLOSING DOWNTHEY WILL COME BACK TO CRUSH NVIDIAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Nvida shakes things up once again. I love my Nvidia card. Even though it is a TNT 2 Ultra (which runs fast as hell still). Nvidia is an awsome company with great tech support. I don't know too much about how the tech support is for 3dFx so I won't comment on how their's is run but I know a lot of people that use ATI cards on their mac hates them. Simply because ATI is sooo slow at releasing patches, and when they do they don't even work right on some machines. Anyways Nvidia releases patches that not only update my card drivers but boost my card performance by 30% so I don't even need to buy the GeForce because its like I get a new card everytime I update. Don't believe me? Check out their website(nvidia.com or creative.com). If this isn't enough to make you want to buy one Creative has 3dfx drivers that don't just wrap the open gl but coencide with it to keep it from being laggy. I may be wrong but I don't think 3dFx offers that...It is clear that Nvidia is more concerned with quality than quantity which makes me a fan of all their products. I am sure that some people have had problems with Nvidia because it is impossible to create perfection but I have not talked to anyone that has had trouble.

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Hey SCREWU Get the new detonator 3 driver from the nVidia web page It fixed all my problems with Unreal deus ex rune UT and all the other open gl based games that favor 3DFX dont get rid of it yet you will regret it

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

NVidia vs. 3DFX ...i would give it 1/1000 for NVidia if it was a boxing match. NVidia means technology, speed, innovation and did I mention speed?. I used to have a V3-3000...guess what I got now...oh by the way some advise for 3DFX..if you put 15 FSA-100 chips and 1GB of Ram on your next card, you may just catch up with NVIDIA. :)

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Look, I recently bought a 3dfx Voodoo5, for an exorberant amount of money I might add, but it defacates on any Geoforce 2 GTS system that i have ever seen, in both image quality and frame-rate. Every game that I have installed runs beautifully, at resolutions up to 1600X1200, the maximum my old monitor can handle, which is enough for me. And I still using the drivers that came with the card.3dfx's full-screen 4X anti-aliasing does cause some drop in frame-rate, as well as causing some problems with menu systems in some games, but 2X still looks awesome.Yes I am very pleased with my new Athalon 750 system and my Voodoo5, so I would recommend 3dfx over Nvidia anyday.Long live 3dfx

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

This war is getting silly. I have owned voodoos, Ge-forces and many others. Both sides have good and bad points. It's just a preference of the owner. Why can’t all of us computer junkies get along? We have to remember that their are more of them (The computer illiterate) then their are of us. So if we can get together we can take down the simple minded ones and RULL THIS WORLD AS DORKS SHOULD. This is the time my fellow brothers and sister. The window is open (Please excuse the bad pun) for use and it is computer. We will take over I have faith! Thank you for time :P

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Voodoo is gone ...and you may not want to admit it because you recently spent all your savings on a V5 because YOU DIDN'T KNOW!! ...most of you don't know or THINK you know but you DON'T..victims of a propaganda..3DFX used to kick ass now it sucks di$%...read-learn-do...and then maybe you 'll buy a Geforce...

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

But how much will NV20 cost? When I heard the GeForce Ultra is coming out, I like it because I thought GeForce2 GTS price will fall so I can afford one. But nooo...GTS is still $300 and Ultra is about $450! What happen to price drops to older video cards?

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Yeah, this card sounds mad!, but the technology pace today is just to fast!I just brought a brand new P3 800EB, and 1 month later they bring out 933 & 1 gig processors for100-200 bucks more!...arrrrrg....But i do own a GeForce 2 GTS, and it does own all cards ive seen,but it seems to me that if you spend $600 on a card, in 1-2 months it will be a waste of money becausethey have just made another one thats supposed to be 7 times faster!, I wish the technology pace would justgo slower or come to a halt for a year or 2, just soo everyone else can catch up, and software and games shouldbe constructed around the maximum speeds and graphics.

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

I got myself an geforce 2 gts PRO 64MB DDR and you can run all games that are made at this time and it will works for all games in the future for at least 1-2 years... If youre stupid to put an Geforce 2 gts in a 300 MHZ system your spending money useless.... put an geforce 2 in a system that have at least a good T-BIRD or PIII 600 MHZ AT LEAST ! I got a lot of experiance in computer hardware nd i tested a LOT of graphics card and i can say that NVIDIA is the best

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

3DFX rulez!Voodoo5 5500 rulez!You cant say nvidia is the best !THEY ARENT!3DFX will uprise!You cant judge a book by its cover!You dont know shit about the card!If its that good i will kiss its feet!Voodoo cards ,expecially 5 , is currently the best!you have to admit it eally kicks ass!Nvidia also said great things about Riva TNT !It came out crap!A Banshee was 10Mhz faster and could be 35mhz faster!Now?Riva tnt is a ghost and 3dfx still rulez!The only thing good about nvidia is that has a good selection in games!Give time to time to proove whos the best!Both 3dfx and nvidia are balanced!A video vard described as that one would crash the market (both gaming and card manufacturing ),and you would be sitting at home Saying "my card sucks"!See?!whats the use of that shit!Advice:get a voodoo5 and wait 3 years or more for a nice piece of an nvidia!!

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

With no more 3DFX in the Graphic Industry looks like Nvidia will be top of the class for many years to come. No card can beat the GeForce 64MB Ultra except this one which is also a Nvidia creation, god damn these guys are good. This card will be around for years since currently all we NEED is a TNT 2 Ultra 32MB with FPS of about 40-50 this bugger would go about 500 FPS compared to the Ultra which is insane (but Insanity is a way of life, so is gaming. I say BRING IT ON NVIDIA)

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

3DFX has left the Graphics Industry about a month ago, leaving Nvidia with hardly any competition except for Creative (which should stick to what they are good at... sound cards) All these guys that say '3DFX Rulez' and all that don't know much since 3DFX lost a hell of alot of money this year and were on the verge of going broke, they have now LEFT the Graphics Card Industry (well for the public anyway) and so Creative and Nvidia are about the only choices gamers have. 3DFX may have created the Graphics Card so many years ago but Nvidia is currently the top dog of this industry (proven by both sales and capabilities). I mean to say 3DFX is the best just because they created the first Graphic Cards is foolish, thats like saying the guy who invented chess can beat any current chess player, of course he can't. 3DFX are no longer in the race and it appears Nvidia is going to be the best for years to come.

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

3Dfx is WAAAAY behind Nvidea now .. and you KNOW IT Dragonweb !!! fool :plearn to accept/admit something ...results cant be changed Geforce cards BEAT the crap out of ANY 3Dfx card ...so ... what else did you want to say ??nothing ?? ... i thought so ;)

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

Will you people stop being BIASed!!! The fact is 3Dfx has reviewed voodoo 4-5 performance and obviously the market has not been going to well for them. I think 3Dfx tried to produce a product that they expected to sell and was short sighted about the future in which now Nvidia holds!Just remember 3Dfx is definately not out. Just look a AMDs comeback with their Athlon chips. But my perference is still with the Nvidia chipsets :)

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

well i got an e-mail from 3dfx sales. they said that they will still be in the grahpics business,it's just that they gonna have other company make the boards for them. but they will still provide the voodoo chips. basically they are doing what they used to do before, letting other companies do the boards and they provide the chips. not to mention they are doing a new chip codename "mosiac"(correct me if i got the wrong spelling). so 3dfx is back to what they are doing before, and i bet you they gonna climb back to the top again. its just a matter of time. just look at AMD and INTEL now AMD sells better than INTEL

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

i think that 3dfx will make card for other companies but creative is not the only video card to fight now right behind nvidia is ATI with the Radeon. ive test both geforce 2 and radeon and radeon was close but not as good as nvidia card. i think sooner or later ati will be the next 3dfx of the future making great cards. they might even make card with glide if they can get it from 3dfx. i had an ati rage pro on my crappy but ok 400 mhz hp with 32 mbs it worked just fine while i played counter strike, i decided to get a voodoo 3 because my friend has one and it looked great. it can stand my conter strike playing without slowdown or anything.but then i go to a local cpu gaming lounge where their cpus are equipped with nvidias ddrs and it rocks it has accually speed up and it owns any other card i have tried out. then i was at a local pc store where they had a radeon on a cpu there and i tested out a game the had. i was surprised to say that i thought it was nvidia at first because i didnt know ati made high tech video cards like 3dfx. but now i know ati is in the buisness and it will fight its way to the top if it has to i think ati can do it!!!!!!

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

I enjoy having awesome new Vid cards every once in a while to make my games look betterbut this is pyscho, they are releasing new cards every 3 months or soppl are either goin broke or will have a shit comp

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

I agree, Nvidia is cool...it just to bad no one can ever afford the graphics cards....it cost you so much money upgrading just to play game..6 months later you have to spend more money to play the next game that comes out on the market...

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

I dont know why nVidia is making a new card when the GeForce2 has problem playing all the PC games out there... Second if the GeForce2 Ultra is $500.00 which that is a ripe off price for a video card... But nVidia like to over price there video cards like there God or something... So I am not looking to get there next video card if the Ultra is $500.00 then I dont want to see the price for there next card... nVidia is like Intel, both companys over price there products... But Intel know how to make cpu chips not like nVidia makes sorry chips that does not work for all the games out there... Fix the problem before making another chipset...

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

how many polygons can the ge force and the Nv20 do?and can I use a NT video car with a win9X card?also whats the best game set up a guy can buy? price is not a problem.care to give a configuration?Thanks.

NVIDIA beats 3DFX ?

OO! I'm good at this. This the most powerful system possible (no SCSI):-AMD Athlon 1.2ghz (overclock to 1.3ghz or so)-Abit KT7 RAID-2x30GB IBM Deskstar 75GXP HDs in RAID-0(or any GBs you want)-512MB Mushkin or Cruical pc133 cas2 memory-Geforce2 Ultra (doesnt matter company, and btw THEY ARE NOT 500 DOLLARS!!! AHHH! THEY ARE 430 OR SO!!!!)-Kenwood 72x CDROM-Yamaha 16x?x32 CDRW (I forgot some of the speeds but I know its 16x for CDRs)-Any good full tower case-Sparkle or Enermax 350Watt psu-Lots of case fans-the Hedgehog heatsink/fan for the Tbird, with Artic Silver Thermal paste..mmmmm...keepin it cooool.Ok thats about it...Next up, youre all wrong, Nvidia cards arent THAT expensive! You guys so overexaggerate. The most expensive is the GF2 Ultra which is 430. You think thats expensive cuz 3Dfx doesnt have a super high performance card out. I saw a GF2 GTS 32MB for 150...that is pretty cheap. And Nvidias time cycle for releases is every 6 months. And you dont have to buy every single one, I suggest buying the best version of each chipset. (eg, TNT2 Ultra, Geforce256 DDR, Geforce2 Ultra) it will last longer and will be just as expensive as when the first version of the chipset was released.

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