was one of the pioneers in hardware accelerated 3D graphics on PC back in the 1990s. According to what's claiming to be the official Twitter handle for 3dfx, the company is making a comeback. Which is a little strange considering the hardware maker went bankrupt by the time the Y2K bug rolled up.
From there NVIDIA
actually acquired what was left in terms of 3dfx Interactive
, including all of the Voodoo stuff. For those that were gaming on a PC back in 1998 odds are you might have done so using a Voodoo2, the name is synonymous with early full-3D graphics on PC. Thanks in part to games like Quake.
So, if 3dfx Interactive is coming back as per above -- it'll be interesting to see in what form. Will it be a new GPU? A new Voodoo? Time will tell, with the "major announcement" expected this Friday.