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I PURPOSE OF REPORT This report will compare Voodoo5 5500 with NVIDIAs Geforce2 Ultra to determine which accelerator provides the best performance Both companies accelerators share the same goal to bring the highest visual quality possible Although both companies share the same goal their approaches are extremely different Cost will also be addressed The following features will be examined - Dual 3dfx VSA-100 - T-Buffering - Fill Rate - 32-bit Z-BufferStencil - Synchronous dynamic random access memory - 32-bit Color II 3D IMAGING 3D objects are created by connecting two-dimensional polygons Objects appear to be 3D dimensional because the computer calculates the necessary angles to give the illusion of depth The computer then assigns a give texture to each object textures are the covering of the object Like in the real world different textures have different properties like color luster opaque etc These objects are then displayed on the computers monitor M any 3D objects can be combined to create a 3D environment A 3D environment is the computers generation of a make believe world When the camera the point of view within the 3D world moves the computer calculates the height width depth and the lighting of every object and adjust them in way that from the perspective of the camera you appear to be moving within the environment What is 3D The first dimension is a line The second dimension a plane This world is described vertically and horizontally This is what you draw on a piece of paper The third dimension our dimension allows free movement and perception by adding depth This allows movement in all directions up down left right forwards and back All personal computers come pre-installed with a two-dimensional 2D graphics board - the hardware that creates the computer screen graphics for flat applications like Microsoft Word and Excel But to make 3D images in real-time or on-the-fly a computer must make millions of complex mathematical calculations every
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