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NEWS SEPTEMBER 13 , 2000
3dfx Promises Voodoo5 Mac AGP Card by October
Preorder program coming soon

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

3dfx Interactive today announced that its 64 MB Voodoo5 5500 AGP graphics card for Macintosh will be available for purchase in October.

Voodoo5 5500 AGP for Macintosh uses two VSA-100 graphics processing chips running in parallel by coupling them in a Scan Line Interleave mode configuration and performing 3D acceleration from both chips simultaneously. The result is a doubling of overall 3D performance. Voodoo5 5500 also features the company’s T-Buffer digital cinematic effects engine. The 350 MHz RAMDAC supports resolutions of up to 2,048 x 1,536. Other features include:

  • 667 megapixels per second fill rate
  • Real-time, full-scene hardware anti-aliasing
  • 8-bit palletized textures
  • 32-bit rendering
  • 32-bit textures
  • 24-bit floating point depth buffer (Z or W)
  • 8-bit stencil buffer.

It will also include SVGA and DVI outputs. The card supports QuickDraw 3D, Glide and OpenGL and offers acceleration for QuickTime. A preorder program will be available soon, according to 3dfx. For more information, visit http://www.3dfx.com.

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