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3dfx announces worldwide shipments of Voodoo4 4500 AGP and Voodoo4 4500 PCI

Voodoo4 products offer feature-rich and performance-complete solutions at mainstream price points

SAN JOSE, Calif.- September 11, 2000 -3dfx Interactive® Inc. (NASDAQ:TDFX) today announced that worldwide volume shipments have begun for the company's new Voodoo4* 4500 AGP and Voodoo4 4500 PCI 3D graphics accelerators. The arrival of these products on retail shelves is imminent, with availability of new computer systems equipped with the 4500 products to follow shortly thereafter

Voodoo4 4500 is the latest product in the Voodoo graphics accelerator family to offer 3dfx's superior full scene anti-aliasing (FSAA) for mainstream computer users. FSAA is a leading-edge 3D graphics rendering breakthrough that eliminates visual artifacts such as jagged edges, moiré patterns and pixel popping, rendering problems commonly seen on competitive products. The result of utilizing the Voodoo FSAA technology is a much more realistic 3D-rendered image. Voodoo4 4500 combines outstanding raw performance with superior visual realism across a multitude of titles

"Voodoo products deliver better visual quality, across more titles, at the highest possible frame rates," said Byran Longmire, vice president of graphics at 3dfx Interactive. "Voodoo4 is the product that makes it possible for everyone to instantly upgrade their PC's image quality through FSAA with an affordable, reliable solution from the most recognized name in graphics." "Voodoo4 4500 delivers great performance with the same rock-solid reliability and unsurpassed compatibility that consumers have come to expect from 3dfx products, all at an incredible price," said John Gunn, vice president channel sales at 3dfx Interactive. "The unique features of the Voodoo4 4500, combined with 3dfx's past record of success in this product category, give us great optimism for the prospects of the Voodoo4 4500." About Voodoo4 4500 Voodoo4 4500 features 32mb of synchronous graphics memory, a full 128-bit 2D/3D/video accelerator, a 350MHz RAMDAC, and a feature-complete 3D core including support for API-independent full-scene anti-aliasing, 32-bit color and texture rendering, stencil support, DXTC and FXT1* texture compression with 2Kx2K texture map support. Voodoo4 4500 delivers 333 Megapixels per second fill rate running at 166 MHz core and memory clocks. 3dfx's Voodoo brand of products is the only line of graphics accelerators compatible with all of the major application programming interfaces (APIs) used by software developers including DirectX®, OpenGL® and Glide®. All drivers for 3dfx products are certified by Microsoft Windows Hardware Qualification Labs to ensure the highest reliability. Both AGP and PCI versions of the Voodoo4 4500 will be available at $149.99 MSRP

Voodoo4 products are expected to reach store shelves in North America this week, with European and Japanese retailers receiving their products shortly thereafter. Visit www.3dfx.com for a complete list of retail outlets where Voodoo brand products are sold

About 3dfx Interactive 3dfx Interactive is a global leader in enabling the emerging age of visual communications, and the 3D multimedia revolution in personal computers and consumer products. With its patented and award-winning graphics accelerator chips, boards and software, 3dfx provides the technology to create high-impact visual experiences. The company is recognized worldwide for its ability to bring the world's finest games, educational content, interactive entertainment and media-rich business applications to life. 3dfx products are available in retail stores worldwide, and through leading PC makers including Compaq, Dell, Falcon Northwest, Gateway and Micron. 3dfx has headquarters in San Jose, Calif., with engineering and manufacturing facilities in Richardson, Texas, Austin, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. The company also operates www.3dfxgamers.com, the premier online community for Voodoo owners and gaming enthusiasts. 3dfx Interactive is available on the Web at http://www.3dfx.com

3dfx Interactive is a registered trademark, and FXT1, T-Buffer, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 are trademarks of 3dfx Interactive. All other names may be trademarks of their respective holders. Note to Editors: Visit the 3dfx Virtual Press Room at http://www.3dfx.com/press

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