Mocht je een 3d kaart van 700 gulden met externe voeding niet genoeg vinden, wacht dan nog maar eventjes op de Voodoo5 6000. SharkyExtreme was gelukkig genoeg om wat informatie te kunnen krijgen over de nieuwe kaart, waarvan eerst onzeker was of hij het daglicht wel zou zien. Hebben we hier dan wel een aparte energie-generator voor nodig?

We wachten met smart af op nVidia's antwoord. Pas nu komt 3dfx eindelijk met een betere (snellere in ieder geval) videokaart, maar hebben gamers daar wel zo eng veel geld voor over? Only time will tell...Firstly, as has been said before, it's huge, but you can't truly fully grasp just how big it is until you see it. What counts though is the frame rates and from the demo I saw they're pretty huge too. At 1024x768 with 4 sample AA, Quake 3 Arena was just as playable as it is on my GeForce 2 on an Athlon 8000 (although I didn't find out what the CPU in the Voodoo 5 6000 test machine was). I also enjoyed some hands on Quake 3 Arena at 1600x1200 which seemed just as slick in the frame rates department. Judging from the time demo that was shown I'd guess that the card was hitting around 50-60 FPS at 1600x1400 as well as 1024x768 with 4 sample AA, but that's only an estimate. 3dfx were also keen to point out that drivers weren't complete and they apparently haven't even yet decided on the core and memory clock speed, so better than figures is the simple statement that it's plenty fast indeed. It won't be cheap at all but with such evident polygon pushing power that isn't going to deter the hardcore 3D gamers from picking this up when it's finally released (and no, no exact release date was mentioned). For now, here are a few more shots of the card so you can gawp at the power supply and how almost unfeasibly immense the card is.