Mac Voodoo5 5500 Available?
2:35 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
Online retailer Sparco.com has updated their commerce site with the information that the 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Mac is shipping; they currently claim to have over 500 cards in stock, but they are going extremely fast!
The card lists at $298.00, below the projected retail cost of $330. As of yet we haven't been able to discover other retailers with this card in stock, but we're sure boards will be flooding into their warehouses soon -- for now, Sparco seems to have a big head start on the competition, if this is indeed the Mac OS version of this card. Outpost.com expects their cards August 8th, while EBworld is looking at the 7th.
For a look at this card and what it can do, make sure you check out our article on the Voodoo4/5 series in-depth and our preview of this card with preliminary benchmarks. If you just have to have one of these cards, jump to the Sparco site now -- in the five minutes it took us to post this article, they have sold 10 of them!
[NOTE] - Sparco confirmed to us over the telephone that these are Voodoo 5 PCI boards for Macintosh. However, it should be noted that just today 3dfx announced the worldwide availability of the Voodoo 5 PCI for the PC. Coincidence? It's possible that Sparco incorrectly entered the information wrong into their database, confusing the Mac version with the PC. If you do place an order, we urge you to confirm via telephone that it is the Mac version.
Mac Voodoo5 5500 Preview
Sparco's Live Product Information for V5 5500
3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI at Sparco
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