Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:42 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX 3Dfx died in the fourth quarter of 2000 and Windows XP came to life a year after. But seven years after, drivers for 3dfx cards still appear. First of all, it is nearly incredible that enthusiast community managed to support an operating system which was still in the works. Secondly - it is incredible that drivers that support both 32- and 64-bit Windows have just came out.
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The first 3dfx tech in a GeForce was...
by jrronimo on Thu 8th Mar 2007 21:44 UTC in reply to "Blast from the past"
jrronimo
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2006-02-28

The first time nVidia 'admitted' that they were using 3dfx tech in their cards was the GeForce FX line (you remember the FX5800 dust buster?) There was a video presentation that showed the 'fx' from the 3dfx logo combining with 'GeForce'.

As it turns out, though, if I remember correctly, nVidia had been using 3dfx 2D intellectual property in at least the GeForce 4. I think the FX series was just supposed to be the first 'collaborative' release between the two sets of engineers.

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