|The self proclaimed microprocessing giant, Intel, has managed to hold spheres of influence in just about any facet of the PC Hardware World one could imagine. Previously concentrating on Chipsets and Microprocessors, Intel managed to leave a major portion of the PC market uncharted, the Graphics Industry. During the aftermath of the release of 3Dfx Interactive's Voodoo2 chipset and building on the success of the outstanding 2D/3D combination nVidia's Riva 128 dazzled users with, Intel managed to release their own graphics chipset: the i740.|
Sounding much like an overpriced luxury automobile, the i740 chipset is the heart of the latest graphics accelerator from Real3D. A company that helped develop and perfect the i740 design, naturally you would expect their i740 card, the StarFighter - named after the Lockheed Martin F-104 StarFighter aircraft - to be the flagship for the chipset...which brings us to the question: how Real is the Real3D StarFighter? Let's find out.