few days ago, we had posted an article regarding what we all
"hoped" 3dfx's next product would be like. Yesterday
I had received this e-mail regarding my article and those "hoped"
specs. It seemed they had turned out to be mostly correct. Read
the e-mail I received below. Also, if you did not read the article
on the "hoped" specs, you can read it here.
have several friends at 3dfx working on it, and it's called
Napalm, not V4 :)
be 64 megs, and the texture size only goes up to 1024x, not
2048. Not sure why they didn't make it higher, to be honest.
much everything else in your article is right on the money.
BTW, it will be blazingly fast. I asked and there is no decision
on SLI. If they do SLI, though, it will probably not be done
with an external pass-thru cable. Now that they manufacture
them directly and have more control of these hardware issues,
they will avoid the external cable as it degrades signal quality.
one of the programmers and I doubt a "V4" SLI will come out.
The reason being is that AGP will be a factor in this board,
not the just available so you can save a PCI slot as in the
current architecture. This card will be CPU-limited, doubtful
that it will be fillrate limited. Whether it does a high res
or a low res, it will probably not matter."
protected due to fear of life :)
I am NOT responsible for anything regarding this e-mail or any
leaked specs, nor am I responsible for any damages that may
occur. I did not get any official information from 3dfx themselves.
This is not official, but seems to be fairly accurate as leaked