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.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.
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."
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