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 !!!

Hey everyone, that entire article is a big fat butt load of shit. NVIDIA did NOT aquire 3Dfx. I repeat, they DID NOT AQUIRE 3DFX! Go to the 3Dfx page yourself, they mention NOTHING about it. That article was a load of shit (like most articles on this web page). Ignore it. Plus, when a company is bought over it DOES NOT MEAN that it loses all of it's employies. You dumbasses, getting all excited over no f*ckin deal. Now just shut up and sit down and pray that NVIDIA may one day take over 3Dfx... but as of now there hasn't even been a sign that they will.

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

this really is happening. The once almighty god of the graphics industry is really going to sell itself to nvidia in a few years provided that all of their shareholders agreee with it. I can't belive. This is almost like somebody died.

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

You all sound like a bunch of imature, doll f**king kids. They both make kick ass cards. Hopfully when this purchase actually happens a better car comes out of it. And for you guys that say it isn't gonna happen, go to 3fdx homepage and read it.

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Soy tecnico de ordenadores y despues de todo este tiempo he comprobado que las tarjetas de 3dfx son MAS compatibles de las Nvidia con la mayoria de programas (juegos), que va a pasar ahora con la industria del game??? se programara para el NUEVO standard NVIDIA.. Tengo un Voodoo 1 desde hace muuucho tiempo y NUNCA me ha fallado, y probe una TNT2 y la quite de mi equipo... APESTABA...

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

1 st NVIDIA realy rulez for about 1 year.2nd SO f**king WHAT??? Why Nvidia owners are so happy??? (I am a nvidia owner too.)ARE you gonna keep this card for ever ??? When you are going to buy a new card you will see that the Nvidia will f**k you cause if there is not any other company to fight against Nvidia ,Nvidia will do everything wants to do.I mean THE PRIZES !!! Ofcourse the new cards will be much better BUT i think you can feel the pain in your ass by now cause there gonna f**k us.3rd DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO OR THE NVIDIA OR 3DFX GIVES YOU MONEY ??? ALL THESE COMPANIES TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOU LOVE THEM ??? REAALLYY ARE YOU CRAAAZYYY OR YOU ARE SLEEPING THAT YOU CAN NOT SEE ANYTHING ???

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

Hi,first of all, when and before this thing happens, Microsoft won't sit down and keep watching doing nothing :) they gona be the 2nd copt. againest Nivida very shortly.As seen MS(x-box)Vs.Sony(ps2)So, I've been checking Nivida's prices over the past months, and pointed out stuff that Nivida's price always been lower by great amount than 3DFX product, means that Nivida has a great Equity amount to compet again 3DFX easly.So, this wont be the end.3DFX will say "I We will be back"

Nvidia buys 3dfx !!!

I own a few different pc's and i have a geforce 2 in one and a voodoo5 5500 on another and i think that both companies make absolutely brilliant products i will proudly continue to get the latest cards from these well respected manufacturers

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