Uiteraard is de PC wereld een beetje geschrokken van de overname van 3dfx door Nvidia. Veel mensen zijn bang voor een monopoly en een daaruit volgende prijsstijging.Firingsquad en gamersdepot gingen allebei even praten met Brian Burke, een PR manager van Nvidia.
Er wordt gepraat over de overname zelf, de gevolgen voor driversupport en de implementatie van de nieuwe technologieën in toekomstige kaarten.Een paar vragen (en antwoorden ) geknipt uit de verschillende interviews:FiringSquad: Are the unannounced Rampage, Sage, Spectre and Fear designs included in the asset deal?
Yes, all of 3dfx's core graphics technology is now owned by NVIDIA, including all patents and pending patents.GD: What exactly have you bought from 3dfx, and do you now own Gigapixel?
Brian: Their core assets, which includes their patents, patent pending applications, trademarks, branding, and inventory related to the graphics business. Gigapixel was a company who was purchased by 3dfx. We have purchased 3dfx's core assets, so that means we have access to whatever technology might've been developed by either company. The two transactions were different in that the 3dfx/Gigapixel transaction was a complete buyout of the company. Today's announcement is that nVIDIA has only purchased the core assets of 3dfx, so I want to make it clear that it's not a complete buyout.FiringSquad: Our readers are concerned about NVIDIA's buyout of 3dfx leading to more expensive graphics card. Do you have anything you would like to say directly to our readers?
Our long term goal is to make our 3D graphics technology available to everyone who can benefit from it. We want to be the best graphics solution, top-to-bottom, in each market segment from entry level to high-end. So if you have $100, $300, $500 or $1,500 dollars to invest in graphics for your computer, the best choice for you will be a solution from NVIDIA.Je kan de interviews lezen bij Firingsquad en gamersdepot.