88.7% true color (32-bit) rendering * TNT2 has Voodoo 3 doesnt 74.7% AGP texturing TNT2 has Voodoo 3 doesnt 85.1% high resolution textures (>=512x512) * TNT2 has Voodoo3 doesnt 78.9% stencil buffer (for realtime shadows) * TNT2 has Voodoo3 doesnt 77.8% accurate z-buffer (more than 16 bit) * TNT2 has Voodoo3 doesnt
Here is another review on the Voodoo 3 http://www.publicstoning.com/info/editorial/3dfx_voodoo_3__editorial_by_sgt_pepp er.html Here are a few quotes: "Being an owner of a RIVA TNT I have seen the difference between 16 bit and 32 bit rendering and believe me in games like Unreal, SiN and most other new games, it makes a world of difference" "Just recently the core speed for the TNT-2 was raised from 125 MHz to 143 MHz, this along with the inclusion of every one of the features lacking in the Voodoo 3 will make the TNT-2 a better gaming card in my opinion"
Stop comparing a chip less then a month away from shipping, to one that nobody has even seen a beta form of. The TNT-2 will be lucky if it delivers on the ORIGINAL TNT's promised expectations. And it will be twice as lucky if its out before this summer.
Besides this poll you refer to hardly represents what 'Joe Consumer' thinks. Only what a few zealots that read obscure gaming web sites think.
Come back and post on this forum when you have something inteligent and meaningfull to say.
Nice poll- now try it on 200 AVERAGE gamers- not the ones that surf the net everyday enough find the latest info about EVERYTHING.
Do yourself a favor and take a little mini-poll at a CompUSA and Best Buy one weekend. Ask them about your favorite (and least favorite) cards and see what they think they need for games.
Here's my prediction: 70%-That 3dfx thingy 10%-TNT 10%-ATI/S3 crap- games don't need a $200 card. What's a TNT? 7%-That Diamond/Creative Labs one that's on the ad. 3%-The fastest/best board on the market..whichever that is.
Then tell them that the TNT 2 will be $170 but the V3 will be $129. Ask the same question. Repeat, rinse. If more then 10 people know WTF multitexturing or 32-bit color is, I'll be amazed. I used to work in retail for more then a year- I know these things.
Oh, and by the way- I'm sure we can all agree that you can find a review for and against any Nvidia, S3 and 3dfx product...
70%-That 3dfx thingy 10%-TNT 10%-ATI/S3 crap- games don't need a $200 card. What's a TNT? 7%-That Diamond/Creative Labs one that's on the ad. 3%-The fastest/best board on the market..whichever that is.