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Tuesday, October 31, 2000
 
3dfx Interview
8:03 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Reverend's 3D Pulpit has sat down with Gary Tarolli, co-founder of 3dfx and namesake behind the VSA-100's T-Buffer technology. While he's not allowed to comment on future products, the interview does cover a number of issues surrounding the company, including driver update, their slumping stock price and more. Here's a quick excerpt:

Can you explain the basic vision behind multi-chip... can it ever be cheaper than a single chip solution?


Sure - multi-chip can be cheaper than single chip whenever a single chip gets very large. Chip yields are such that they drop off very quickly after a certain die size, so two small chips can be cheaper than one large chip. And if you are starving for memory bandwidth, two chips allows you to have more memory bandwidth without increasing the pin count per chip, which can get very expensive after a certain point. That is why you don't see single chip 256-bit memory interfaces in the consumer market.

This 30+ question interview covers many issues, some of them highly technical; if you've got an urge to learn what makes 3dfx tick, it is well worth reading.

3D Pulpit Interview with 3dfx's Gary Tarolli


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