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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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3dfx believes that with the price cuts its graphics accelerator cards should attract more customers during the holiday shopping season.
3dfx Interactive is a global leader in enabling the emerging age of visual communications, and the 3D multimedia revolution in personal computers and consumer products.
According to 3dfx VoodooTV is the first product to feature new silicon tuner technology developed for the company by Microtune.
3dfx found itself having to manage two separate electronic data interchange (EDI) systems, one in Texas and one in California.
The system ships with a 350MHz Pentium II processor based on Intel's 440BX chipset, 19" (18" viewable) VX900 monitor, 8MB AGP graphics accelerator, 12MB 3Dfx Voodoo2 3D graphics accelerator, 5GB ultra ATA hard drive, U.S.
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If you've used the Force well, you'll have a 3Dfx graphics card in your PC.
The 3Dfx version of Tomb Raider 2 for the PC is truly remarkable and will set the standard for future action/adventure games on the PC.
The company's 3DFX automatic feature recognition module helps manufacturers quickly generate an accurate estimate directly from 3D CAD Model.
Recommended requirements: Windows 95/98, P II/300 MHz or faster, 64 MHz RAM, 8X or faster CD/ROM/DVD drive using 32-bit Windows 95/98 driver, 1.4 GB hard disk space (full install), 8 MB PCI or AGP 3-D Graphics Accelerator using 3dfx or Direct3D compatible chipset, modem.