|[News] 3Dfx dissolves, sells assets to NVidia||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 17-Dec-2000 17:10 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselš||3 comments|
Klyde Layon posted a link to an article over at ZDNet. From the article: "The vendor of 3D graphics accelerators on Friday said its board has voted to dissolve the company following the sale of most of the company's assets to competitor Nvidia for cash and stock."
|3Dfx dissolves, sells assets to NVidia : Comment 1 of 3||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Trizt on 17-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT|
|I can agree it's sad about the open-src drivers, but the only thing to do is to lobby and get nVidia to loosen their grip about the drivers.|
But when it comes to the 3dfx cards, in my opinion it has been a secondary solution and on the more "advanced" cards from 3dfx they have been so slobby that they just added more of ther chips to try to increase the preformance instead of making a good one from the begining.
|3Dfx dissolves, sells assets to NVidia : Comment 2 of 3||ANN.lu|
|Posted by PaulT on 17-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT|
|Interesting. This is actually a real blow to the Mac aftermarket as well as they have been struggling to get a couple of manufacturers competing to improve performance in the games side and get the prices to come down. Appears that it might not be a bad idea for Amiga to have hitched its next wagon to the Matrox mule. We'll see how that effort goes RSN....|
|3Dfx dissolves, sells assets to NVidia : Comment 3 of 3||ANN.lu|
|Posted by XDelusion on 18-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT|
|Well this could be sad if it effects the open source of the drivers, then again I have had my VooDoo 3 2000 in my Linux box for ever now, and still you have to choose either Drivers that work ok with most games, but lack hardware acceleration, and give good 2D performance, or drivers that give the 2D performance a blow, and are incompatable with all but Q3. This open source shit is gay, seems work is done faster by commercial groups as opposed to open source as it seems. Hell Linux has been around for years now, and it is far from Desktop friendly, and it's drivers for most things suck, now just imagine...|
Amiga DE is not even out yet. :/ Long road ahead.
Anyhow 3DFX may not be the best, but in Winblows they give me the most compatability, the least troubles, and more options to new worlds such as N64 emulators and crap that I can not use with other GFX Cards such as NVIDIA. SO perhaps NVIDIA will use this as an opportunity to work towards bringing the best of two worlds together so we have less bugs, more compatability, and better GFX. Who knows?
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