the pioneer of consumer 3d acceleration as we know it and the
cause of what I consider the computer gaming revolution. Not
since the Voodoo 2 line of cards almost 3 years ago has 3dfx
been able to regain the position of number one of Nvidia, who
have incredibly surpassed 3dfx with their latest line of GeForce
based products. 3dfx's former product line, the Voodoo3 left
gamers behind by not offering all the next generation features
their competitors were offering, namely Nvidia.
everybody has an AGP slot. Some OEMs (most notably Compaq),
and some lower cost computer manufacturers like to integrate
both sound and video on their mainboards. This posses a definite
problem for people who want to upgrade their video card to the
latest and greatest, this is where 3dfx's V5 5500 PCI steps
in. Offering almost identical performance to its AGP sibling
the V5 5500 PCI is in an excellent position.
Second (and much smaller) audience that 3dfx is targeting with
the V5 5500 PCI is anybody who wants a mad crazy fast secondary
videocard. Computers don't come with two AGP slots, and currently
the V5 5500 PCI is one of the fastest PCI cards you can buy.
Heck, you may just want to run it along side your GeForce2 so
you can run glide games and maybe some using 3dfx's better FSAA.
do you get?
the box you will find the card, a "Y" power connector, driver
disk, and a very thin manual. 3dfx also backs the V5 5500 PCI
with a limited lifetime warranty. It's a little disappointing
that 3dfx did not include any full version (or even demos) with
the V5 5500 PCI, only copies of 3Deep and True Internet Color
both good for tweaking gamma in various applications.
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