Voodoo 5 Shipping! (Update)
7:59 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 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!
Update: We've gotten several e-mails from IMG readers who confirmed that the Voodoo 5 for Macintosh has begun shipping. 3dfx's own web site shop shows the card in stock (although it still says "preorder") and people who have placed pre-orders with 3dfx tell us their credit cards have been charged ,a good indication that the boards are now shipping.
IMG reader Dan Thorsland emailed us this morning after receiving his Voodoo 5 card: "Sitting in my hot little hands from Sparco, for a measly $324 with shipping, is an honest to God Mac PCI Voodoo 5 board."
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