3dfx Voodoo Scalable Architecture preview
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.