3dfx Voodoo Scalable Architecture preview

— 2:04 AM on November 28, 1999

My favorite Russians, the ones at iXBT Labs, have written up a preview of 3dfx's new architecture. They've got most of the bases covered, including the fact that the fancy-schmancy T-buffer tech won't be of much use in a two-chip (i.e., under US$300) configuration:

If our suppositions are correct then there should be at least four VSA-100 processors working simultaneously in order to make optimal use of T-Buffer and SLI, i.e. to apply hardware FSAA (full scene anti-aliasing) and some other special effects without any tangible performance drop of the whole system. In case of only two VSA-100 processors, the use of SLI technology will be limited, or it won't be involved at all when T-Buffer is active.
Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
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