Nvidia Conference Call
During the Nvidia conference call, some points regarding the takeover of 3dfx by Nvidia were clarified. The 3dfx Company will not be taken over by Nvidia, but Nvidia will take over the rights for the chip design, the brand name and all patents.
This also includes the gigapixel patents and their tile-based rendering technology. In addition, some engineers are to be transferred to the Nvidia team. The driver development for 3dfx cards is still the responsibility of 3dfx, since Nvidia does not take over the products directly, only the design of the chipsets. The Glide API is included in the takeover, but Nvidia has no interest in it. Nvidia cards that support Glide have thus been indirectly denied for the first time. Maybe Nvidia will change its mind about this later.