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    Speaking of root, I just got my wisdom teeth pulled today. So everyone be nice to me.

    As for the 6000, I would have to agree with you about the monster part. The 5500 is a rather large card, and I read the 6000 would've had it's only power supply come with it. It also would've cost around $600.

    What I don't get, is why it took 3dfx so long to get the 4500's out to market. It seems like it would've been easier to make the 3000 32bit compatible, rather than use a whole new chip core.

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    VSA100 chips are still based off of old voodoo technology...so it's not exactly a "whole new chip" The VSA100 chips are what the V3 SHOULD have been...large texture support, and 32-bit texturing. 3dfx just got more performance from more processors, and more ram, and more bandwidth.
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    How big of a company was 3dfx? It seems like they weren't big enough to properly research new technology. Otherwise, they would've kept churning out industry leading performance monsters.

    I think it was a big mistake for them to buy STB and go out on their own. Was it greed? Was it stupidity? Was it a simple but costly mistake? Or was it just bad luck?

    I'm sure it's a combination of many things. I just hate to see the competition get slimmer. Let's just hope that nVidia doesn't get a big head. Since now they're pretty much the King for awhile. Maybe this is a good opportunity for ATI or some other company to take charge and give nVidia something to compete against?

    I've read that the next Radeon (RadeonII) should be faster than the Geforce3. That's good for competition. It's good for consumers to have choices. It's good for everyone. What are your guys' thoughts?

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    ATI said the radeon was going to be faster than the geforce2 but it never really happened
    well maybe when it first launched
    but the driver updates couldn't keep up with nvidia
    I am always so impressed with the people at nvidia
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    In a lot of things, the radeon is faster. The problem is that ATI did a lot of crap differentiating between OEM, boards, and retail boards (the clocks were 166mhz/333mhz for the OEM, and 183/366 for the retail).

    ATI simply doesn't have an Ultra - if they did, I suspect they'd be closer in performance. At least ATI doesn't have nasty problems with S3TC compression

    Hymm....maybe if you guys are interested in pursuing this further, we should switch over to the other forum? If there's a thread started about it, I'll respond
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    should this be in video cards or general?
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    I'm sure we got it all out of our systems by now. However, if someone else has something to say, I'll be sure to respond.

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