Views Read Edit View history. Because of the high cost and inconvenience of using three separate graphics cards two Voodoo 2 SLI plus the general purpose 2D graphics adapter , the Voodoo2 SLI scheme had minimal effect on total market share and was not a financial success. Your neighbour is incompetent. Welcome the the Voodoo Banshee Driver Section Wed Mar 14, 3: A rare third version was produced which featured a Cirrus Logic 2D chip.

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This advantage is still in place today. It was thus incompatible with the new Pentium 4 motherboards.

Voodoo Banshee vs Voodoo2

However, on July 22,Sega announced that it was terminating the development contract, [ citation needed ] and that Sega voodooo to use NEC’s PowerVR chipset for its game console. The reason why the Voodoo 2 creams the Banshee is because it supports multitexturing while the Banshee doesn’t.

Also Banshee was not the first 3DFX card to combine 2d and 3d. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original on Also, a voodoo2 SLI configuration was much faster.

VGA Legacy MKIII – 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee

I agree with everything indigo said. However, while being functional, the drivers do not carry a manufacturer’s backing and are treated as “Beta” by users still wanting to deploy 3dfx cards in more current systems. The voodoo 2 does run at 90 mhz I have one in my comp. Of course the situation might be different if the voodoo2 were overclocked just a banhsee. This section possibly contains original research.


The banshee came out right after the voodoo2 remember? Thu Mar 15, 1: Jul 21, Posts: This is the dealie-o tho’, in non-multitexture games, the Banshee would be slightly faster than a Voodoo2. I believe he may be correct about the banshees being clocked at somewhere from 90 to Mhz.

Creative 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee (2067401011) 16 MB PCI Graphics adapter

Wikimedia Commons has media related to 3dfx Interactive. As 3dfx focused more on the retail graphics card banshre, further inroads into the OEM space were limited.

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Wed Mar 14, 6: RPM Update, required for installation. Towards the end ofthe cost of EDO DRAM dropped significantly and 3Dfx was able to enter the consumer PC hardware market with aggressive pricing compared to the few previous 3D graphics solutions for computers. Sega solicited two competing designs: The graphics chip capably accelerated DirectDraw and supported all of the Windows Graphics Device Interface GDI in hardware, with all raster voocoo and tertiary functions, and hardware polygon acceleration.

Aug 16, Posts: Others are known to have accepted employment with Abnshee to bring their knowledge to the creation of the X series of video cards and reform their own version of SLI known as “Crossfire” and yet another interpretation of 3Dfx’s SLI ideal.


Many users even preferred Voodoo2’s dedicated purpose, because they were free to use the quality 2D card of their choice as a result.

The Voodoo2 was architecturally similar, but the basic board configuration added a second texturing unit, allowing two textures to be drawn in a single pass. Wed Mar 14, 4: If I recall correctly, I do believe the voodooo was clock somewhere around 90Mhz and the Banshee may have been clocked just a tiny bit higher than this.

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