Who remembers the 3dfx Interactive Voodoo GPUs from the late 1990s and early 2000s? They were graphical beasts to say the least, and its original Voodoo Graphics add-in card add-in card basically implemented hardware acceleration of 3D graphics, while relying on the PC’s current video card for 2D support. Despite most of the assets being acquired by NVIDIA, the brand could be making a comeback in the near future. Read more for two videos and the Tweet that started all the rumors.
Could this mean that NVIDIA is looking to separate its low-end graphics cards to an entirely different brand? Possibly so, and it would make sense, especially since NVIDIA’s RTX 30-series graphics cards retail at $1100+ USD or much more on reselling websites. What originally caused the downfall of 3dfx Interactive? Well, one big factor was when the company acquired GigaPixel for $186-million to help launch their products to the market quicker.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6 up to 1585MHz at 60W (75W with Dynamic Boost 2.0)
- Intel Core i7-11370H processor (12M Cache, up to 4.8GHz)
- 15.6” 144Hz IPS-Type Full HD (1920x1080) display with adaptive sync
- 8GB DDR4 RAM | 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | Backlit Precision Gaming Keyboard | Windows 10 Home
- 0.8” thin, 4.4 lbs ultraportable form-factor
3dfx Interactive is coming back, 20 years later. Prepare for an major announcement regarding our return this Thursday! pic.twitter.com/KXPeY20lQ7
— 3dfx Interactive (@3dfxofficial) July 30, 2021