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3dfx(3dfx Interactive, San Jose, California) A company that specialized in 3D accelerator chips and arcade game subsystems used by major graphics cards manufacturers. Founded in 1994, 3dfx also developed its own line of graphics cards but had strong competition from NVIDIA. In addition, its lack of support for the upcoming DirectX API caused the company to declare bankruptcy in 2000. NVIDIA acquired its IP assets. See Voodoo Graphics.
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The new 3dfx Velocity product line provides a broad range of professional users with award-winning 3dfx graphics technology to drive a wide variety of desktop multimedia and 3D-enabled applications.
Available today, the 3dfx Velocity 100 board offers industry-leading 2D and 3D performance and is priced at $69 US list.
The 3dfx Velocity 200 features 16Mb of high-speed SGRAM memory for maximum 2D and 3D performance.