The 3Dfx Voodoo2 At the time of its release, the Voodoo2 managed to set a new standard for gaming. With the amount of competition 3Dfx demands as a company leading the pack, it is obvious that 3Dfx cannot rely on a single product alone to bring them the success and recognition they need to stand tall as the number one 3D graphics accelerator manufacturer on the planet. In multitexture games this put the Banshee on equal ground with the Voodoo2 theoretically. Wed Mar 14, 8: However, in the early days of the 3D graphics card, Direct3D and OpenGL implementations were either non-existent or, at minimum, substantially less mature than today, and computers were much slower and had less memory. It was a pioneer in the field from the late s until

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May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Wikimedia Commons has vlodoo related to 3dfx Interactive. Oct 9, Posts: Mar 16, Posts: Right off hand I can’t remember the name of the company that made the 2d chip on voodoo rush boards.

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Jan 31, Posts: Of course the situation might be different if the voodoo2 were overclocked just a bit. The beauty of the Voodoo2 is that it picks up where the Voodoo left off, its performance remains completely independent of the presence 3dfs lack thereof of L2 cache and as long as you have a mid-range to high-end processor, it’ll give you its all. So anywayz, I humbly await my punishment If it’s running multitextures the V2 is faster,if not,the Banshee is.

This means that owners of slower processors will experience decent performance from the Voodoo while higher end systems 3efx 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. While 3Dfx continued to offer high-performance options, the value proposition was no longer compelling.


Thu Mar 15, 9: I owned 3dvx Guillemot Maxi Gamer Phoenix too. Times have changed considerably since the days when 3Dfx had the only chipset capable of decent performance at x on the market. After Nvidia acquired 3dfx, mainly for its intellectual property, they announced that they would not provide technical support for 3dfx products.

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Though at that time few games supported large textures and bit color, and those that did generally were too demanding to be run at playable framerates, the features “bit color support” and “x textures” were much more impressive on paper than bit color and x texture support.

Banshee’s 2D acceleration was the first such hardware from 3Dfx and it was very capable. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. In the end, 3dfx opted to be a retail distribution company manufacturing their own branded products.

But at least a Voodoo2 will carry over regardless of the primary graphics card.

The reigning 3D champ, 3Dfx is consistently finding themselves trying harder and harder to keep their number one position at the top of the graphics accelerator market among gamers. A majority of the engineering and design team working on “Rampage” the successor to the VSA line that remained with the transition, were requested and remained in house to work on what became the GeForce FX series.

The V2 is banchhee in my opinion.

bamchee Prior to the STB merger finalizing, some of 3dfx’s OEMs warned the company that any product from Juarez will not be deemed fit to ship with their systems, however 3dfx management believed these problems could be addressed over time. However, by the time the VSA based cards made it to the market, the GeForce 2 and ATI Radeon cards had arrived and were offering higher performance for the same price.


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The 2D core achieved near-theoretical maximum performance with abnchee null driver test in Windows NT. There is no way the V2 would lose over the pussy banshee. I was wrong you all were right.

Archived from the original on 22 August Jan 25, Posts: It provided only 3D acceleration and as such the computer also needed a traditional video controller for conventional 2D software.

Or whatever The short answer is that in most cases the Banshee should be equal to slightly faster than a single V2. It is an unfortunate truth that the Voodoo2 has no single card x support until the single card SLI boards become more readily available, however the excellent driver support that the Voodoo2 has acquired in the time that it has been present in the 3D accelerator market, and the support 3Dfx backs it with almost make up for this fact.

Others are known to have accepted employment with ATI 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.