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July 15th, 1999

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[1:27 PM]
MacTell Is Brewing Up Some Voodoo 2 And 3
A source calling himself "El Greco" sent us a note saying that MacTell would be releasing Voodoo cards for the Mac. According to Mr. Greco, or "El," these cards would be using the "generic" drivers that 3Dfx will be issuing for the Mac. The company will reportedly be releasing both Voodoo 2 and the new Voodoo 3 based cards, though we do not know what the configurations will be.

We contacted MacTell, but a company spokesperson said refused to confirm or deny this rumor. According to MacTell:

Our policy is to not comment on unreleased or unannounced products. We will be at MacWorld and any soon to be announced products will likely be announced at that time.

The Mac Observer Spin: This is good. The generic drivers being released by 3Dfx will allow Mac users to use any Voodoo card released for the PC. That's fine, but a company like MacTell will be going through testing and QA to make sure their cards work for the Mac. At the same time, MacTell should be able to nail a price point that is at least near the same neighborhood as their PC counterparts since driver costs are often a big part of the final cost of a product. Plus they will likely be offering support for their products, a service that PC manufacturers will not likely to offer to Mac users. All that combined means an even better gaming experience for Mac users!

MacTell



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