Feeds

3dfx revives Velocity brand for corporate push

But do corporates really want it?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

3dfx yesterday relaunched the Velocity brand name once favoured by the company's wholly-owned motherboard manufacturer STB Microelectronics. Originally based on nVidia 3D accelerator chips, the new Velocity range will be powered by 3dfx's Voodoo 3 and be aimed at the emerging business and corporate markets. Two boards make up the line: the Velocity 100 and the Velocity 200. The cards offer 8MB and 16MB of video RAM, respectively. Both support the AGP 2x bus. Company president Greg Ballard claimed "the corporate desktop market represents a vast, untapped opportunity for 3dfx". Possibly, but only because OEMs, system integrators and VARs are so desperate to differentiate their products they're even looking to games-oriented consumer technologies to make their business PCs stand out. How many business users really want to create "beautiful, real-time 3D images and screensavers for the desktop", courtesy of the Organic Art Deluxe 2.0 software bundled with the Velocity boards, or use PowerPlugs: Transitions II from developer CrystalGraphics (also bundled by 3dfx) to "energise PowerPoint presentations with TV-style 3D transition effects" remains to be seen. Not very many we suspect. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer
887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.