Voodoo 5: Back on the wagon
Yep, 3dfx is shipping Vooodoo 5 5500 cards again, with an expected shelf date of June 9. Here's the straight skinny, direct from 3dfx:
3dfx Interactive® Inc. (NASDAQ: TDFX) today announced that it has
resumed shipping the Voodoo5 5500 AGP to distributors worldwide. The
expected date for retailers to have the Voodoo5 5500 on their shelves is
June 9, 2000.
3dfx had temporarily suspended shipments of the Voodoo5 5500
AGP and had asked distributors to return initial shipments after a problem
was discovered in a small number of configurations. The company has
expanded its diagnostic tests to ensure that all boards released to
consumers are trouble-free.
"In hindsight, perhaps our course of action
was overly cautious, but it is better to address these types of issues
before a product is released," said Richard Burns, senior vice president of
worldwide sales for 3dfx Interactive. "I am proud that 3dfx took the proper
precautions to insure the quality of our product and protect our brand and
our reputation for having the highest quality products."
While you're pondering 3D stuff, have a look at this bit of fun
over at the HardOCP. More trash talking from semiconductor companies. It ain't pro sports, but the off-field action is almost as good.