I'll believe this when I see it--tomorrow there are supposed to be "announcements"--but it doesn't sound like anything to me. I wasn't aware the 3dfx had an "assets" to speak of...;) What assets did "Jansen" buy, exactly? 20 years ago nobody could compete with them in the 3d GPU markets. But...they don't exist at all today.
Sounds like balderdash to me...;) We'll see. Reminds me of when a certain PC OEM bought the remains of C= circa 1995--you know, the company that used cows for its logo to sell systems--cannot believe I've forgotten them. Anyway, lots of us were all excited that they were going to pump new money into the C= brand and bring back the Amiga. Never happened--they sat on it and then sold it to someone else, who sold it again, and the rest is history. The Amiga is gone for good--and so is 3dfx. (The Amiga brand survives, barely, but the products are not Amigas.)
You cannot just "jump" into the 3d GPU business--like buying the "assets" *cough* on July 23, and then 90 days later popping out competitive 3d GPUs. Even with all its money and resources, Intel couldn't even come close to doing something like that. Sounds contrived, to me.
I also note that none of the original 3dfx principals are mentioned here...someone's idea of a prank, I guess.
It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)