[12:00 PM] PC Voodoo5 Problems Ironed Out, Shipping Back On Track
Last week, 3dfx taunted the gaming world and gave Mac users a glimpse of what's to come by announcing that their new Voodoo5 5500 AGP graphics card was shipping. However, the card has yet to make its way, in quantity, to retail store shelves. A quality control check at 3dfx turned up a problem in some of the cards, and shipping was held back allowing the cards to be checked. Fear not, however, as 3dfx has set a new June 9th target date for retail availability. According to 3dfx:
3dfx had temporarily suspended shipments of the Voodoo5 5500 AGP and had asked distributors to return initial shipments after a problem was discovered in a small number of configurations. The company has expanded its diagnostic tests to ensure that all boards released to consumers are trouble-free.
"In hindsight, perhaps our course of action was overly cautious, but it is better to address these types of issues before a product is released," said Richard Burns, senior vice president of worldwide sales for 3dfx Interactive. "I am proud that 3dfx took the proper precautions to insure the quality of our product and protect our brand and our reputation for having the highest quality products.
The Voodoo5 5500 AGP is available for US$299.99. You can find more information at the 3dfx web site.