Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Nvidia on Friday announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the graphics assets of 3dfx for $70 million and 1 million shares of common stock, in a deal worth approximately $112 million.

"We're buying their graphics assets. So [that includes] patents, IP [intellectual property], pending IP patents, trademarks, brand names, chip inventory. We are not in a retail business and we are not doing boards, so we are just taking the chip-level stuff," said Nvidia spokesperson Derek Perez.

According to statements from both companies, they have agreed to drop their ongoing legal actions against each other, which includes a patent infringement levied against Nvidia by 3dfx. The acquisition is expected to be complete in the first quarter of Nvidia's 2002 fiscal year.

Nvidia has also agreed to loan to 3dfx $15 million for working capital once the agreement is signed.

3dfx spokesperson Bubba Wolford told Gamecenter that all 3dfx employees have been laid off, including himself. Perez said that this is an opportunity for Nvidia to hire some former 3dfx talent.

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Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

they both have really good products, however, don't forget who came first. it was 3dfx who really got the ball rolling when it came to real 3d fun. they were mismanaged obviously and didn't have a vision of what to do next. only the strong survive in this world. they will be missed!

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

3DFX if for Simpletons who dont know the real value of a good NVidia card. Can you overclock your 3DFX card so you wont have to buy one in the next 3 weeks, without that big ass card catching fire????? No, Nvidia has had the upper hand ever since they came out with the GeForce, and 3DFX tried to compete but couldnt succeed??? (VooDoo 5)??? Im happy that NVidia bought out 3DFX, then we wont have anymore sucky ass video cards

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

espero que nVIDIA incluya un soporte para todas las tarjetas de 3dfx con drivers... y que las tarjetas de nVIDIA tengan soporte para 3dfx de ahora en adelante... la compra me parece bien, pero solo si nVIDIA cumple sus obligaciones respecto a este tema.

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Become one of the best! Of course NVIDIA was going to f**k the 3dfx sooner or later! 3dfx was good only when there war no other video cards!Well, lets pray for AMD buys INTEL next! heheheSo we will not have these shit overcloked processors anymore!In the case that I hurted someone´s feelings, f**k YOU! And for ya americans, learn how to vote first!

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Crap, Oh well the best that NVidia could do is to mkae good use of the 3dfx chipsets.My big question is, what's gonna happen to those of us who still have 3dfx cards?Are we going to be thrown out with yesterday's rubbish?NVidia sucks and even though 3dfx is as good as dead, it will always rule!

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

You people whoa dvocate Voodo can all go to hella nd suck a hog. Voodoo cards blow--chop chop chop. My friend upgraded from a Voodoo 3 to a voodoo 5 after three years and my Nvidia GeForce 256 agp still looks better and runs smoother than anything does on his computer. Voodoos blow, thank god a decent company kicked their ass off the freakign store shelves. GLIDE TECHNOLOGY SUCKS, DIRECT 3D ROCKS, AND NVIDIA IS THE BALLS!!

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Listen to all you Quake Poosay's. Hehehe nVidia is going to have a say finally on what is going to happen in the gaming universe. We will see what new games are going to come out now that the Big 3dfx is gone gone gone...

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Personally I hate Nvida cards... yes they are a good card... but 3dFx always did a better job... The glide technology made games awesome... even quake 3 on a voodoo 5 played as far as im concerned far better then the riva card... Combining the 3DFX cards and a Atholon Processor Yielded amazing results.... even on a 300mhz computer..

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Yaknow what I like about 3dfxThe fact that they were willing to cop out for cash, to the bigger badder better opponent.(Oh wait, fighting to the death would be the bold courageous thing to do. 3dfx ain't been worth squat since Voodoo2... Good to see 'em go)

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

All that Nvida stuff might be better, but ya know what... I can play UT and Q3 at 1024x768 and get 80 fps on my old 3dfx Vodoo III and thats good enough for me!And best of all, I didn't blow $300 on it!GO 3dfx, maby you can teach those Nvida guys a thing or two about how to make cards!

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

AHH well i always love 3DFX i have a Voodoo 3 3500 AGP and i know it will last m another 2 years shootin and smashin in my games! if i get over 70 FPS and pay less then 150 for it im twice as happy F*** nVidia (just to damn expensive) they will never have as many sales 3Dfx will and eventualy nVidia will crumble apart ATI will be the next leader!

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

HAHAH you stupid F**** are all ass lickers theres always companies buying out other companies and eventually nVidia will DIE IN HELL and be bought out! and who do you think will do it1st ATI!!!2nd IM A PROUD OWNER OF AN ATI RADEON 64 MEG with DDR RAM Technology!3rd IT KICKS @$$4th its better then the GeForce2 GTS! its be proven in my 3DMark2000

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Ahhh, brutal corperate takeovers. Now lets see what type of hybrids NVidia develops. Now hopefully we'll get a card that supports both Direct 3d and 3dfx. 3dfx may be the creator of the field, but NVidia beat it at it's own game.

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

I love 3dfx. My friend has a geForce and a voodoo 5, He says the voodoo 5 eats the geforce. But now we have know choice but to buy that nvida junk that is over priced and will be obsolite in like 6 months, because nvida is always getting cheap labor to make a new card in that period. THIS DEAL SUCKS.

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

i think it primarily a good thing, but not for low end users. the potential for both chipsets, if somehow made compatible, is astounding. imagine a graphics card with both a voodoo5 and a geforce ultra2 chip on it working together. the downsides are that prices may go up because of the lack of comparable video cards, and nvidia may decide not to support glide anymore, which was a really awesome api.

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

3DFX will be back and teach NVIDIA how to create a real incredible damn good kick-ass card not a cheap incredible damn f**king f**k-ass card3DFX WILL BEAT NVIDIA f**kING CARD!!!3DFX WILL WHOOP NVIDIA f**kING ASS!!!3DFX WILL CRUSH NVIDIA f**kING d**k!!!3DFX FOREVER!!!PISS OFF YOU ALL NVIDIASS YOU JUST A PIECE OF MOTHAf**kKKAAASSS!!!

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Well I must say im deeply shocked...what was 3dfx thinking??? I personally have 2x v2 SLI and i sware by them...i know it isnt a V5...but my p166 can run UT and Q3 with the greatest of ease...ive NEVER noticed any lag due to graphics...Nvidia are shite, 3dfx are the kings...so why let themselves be bought out...i personally think this is now becoming a monopoly...most people buy either 3dfx or Nvidia...now there is no difference...cos theyre the same...

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

3DFX didnt have a choice. Either they go out of business, or they become part of the most expensive and best graphics card company of all time. You are all stupid shit and dont know anything. Do research you f**king ameratures.

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