Duron pc CL Banshee. Following is a clerk’s order as filed in the docket:. SLI capability was not offered in subsequent 3dfx board designs, although the technology would be later used to link the VSA chips on the Voodoo 5. The Banshee is the follow-on to the Rush and corresponds to the Voodoo2 except that the Banshee had only 1 texturing unit to the Voodoo2’s 2 I think. I believe Indigo is greatly under rating the clock speed of the voodoo2.

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In single texture games the Banshee would own a single Voodoo2. Thu Mar 15, 6: If it’s running multitextures the V2 is faster,if basnhee Banshee is. This advantage is still in place today. STB prior to the 3dfx acquisition also approached Nvidia as a potential partner to acquire the company.

I agree with everything indigo said. Feb 9, Posts: What’s a good Voodoo2 overclocker, anyway?

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With multitexturing it gave me FPS. The Voodoo2 offers the standard for multi-textured gaming performance, and will continue to be a high performer from now until the day its fate repeats that of the original Voodoo. Can someone clear this up for me.

Mar 27, Posts: I’d have to say the Voodoo2 is better. The voodoo 2 kicks ass over the bashee in every way, especially in SLI mode, which to my knowledge the banshee is uncapable to doing.


I didn’t spot this before but you said that the banshee is a tad faster than a stand alone v2!! In3dfx released Voodoo’s successor, the popular Voodoo2. Aug 16, Posts: Archived from the original on 22 August Many users even preferred Voodoo2’s dedicated purpose, vooo they were free to use the quality 2D card of their choice as a result.

The company has grown tremendously, and has ventured into previously sparsely journeyed territories with the advent of a 24MB dedicated 3D-only graphics accelerator running at a higher clock speed ever thought possible from 3Dfx. In multitexture games this put the Banshee on equal ground with the Voodoo2 theoretically.

In August3dfx released the Voodoo Rush chipset, combining a Voodoo chip with a 2D chip that lay on the same circuit board, eliminating the need for a separate VGA card. If you look at 3D rendering as painting a banshfe, a single coat of paint can easily be accomplished by virtually any brush, while that same brush will require two strokes to place two separate coats of paint on the wall 1 texture processor.

Covering all ends of the spectrum, let’s give 3Dfx’s top three chipsets a closer look. The thing about the rush being faster in quake 1 is right unless you use multitexturing in quake which there was some Glide Thu Mar 15, 8: Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Fri Mar 16, 3: Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.


The drivers has a lot to do with performance. Sales of the Voodoo Rush cards were very poor, and the cards were discontinued within a year.

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This means that owners of slower processors will experience decent performance from the Voodoo while higher end systems will be cheated out of a considerable amount as the Voodoo was never designed to take full advantage of the power of a Pentium II or an overclocked Celeron A. PowerVR produced a similar 3D-only add-on card with capable 3D support, although it 3dfs not comparable to Voodoo Graphics in either image quality or performance. The 2D core achieved near-theoretical maximum performance with a null driver test in Windows NT.

Drummerboy49 Ars Praetorian Registered: This essentially overclocked nature of the Banshee does have its downsides, the primary being that the bansehe runs extremely hot and voodoo dramatically affect the stability of your system if you do not have a well ventilated case.