of the most well respected players in the video card business
is 3dfx. They are known for the voodoo line of products, graphic
accelerators that have been virtually unmatched in the gamer's
eye. 3dfx's newest line of products is the Voodoo3. Coming in
3 flavors, the V3 2000, 3000, and finally the one everybody
was waiting for, the V3 3500 TV. Originally scheduled to ship
with the other 2 V3s, 3dfx had trouble achieving the unusually
high clock rate of 183 MHz, so the product was delayed.
V3 3500 was originally supposed to have digital LCD support.
But since LCD displays are still way over priced, and not a
logical type of monitor for the gamer to have, 3dfx decided
to drop that feature in favor of more practical TV capture abilities.
While a good idea, TV capture has been around for a very long
time especially in the ATI All in Wonder line of products. Most
gamers, would rather play their games on a high resolution computer
monitor then on a lower resolution TV screen. On top of that,
the majority of the gamers out there don't do any digital video
feature most gamers will fall over is the ultra fast clock rate
of 183 MHz. A clock rate of 183 MHz makes this version of the
voodoo3 the fastest video card to date, even faster then the
TNT2 Ultras. 3dfx was not kidding when they said 60fps is a