Those customers generally became Nvidia customers and no longer chose to ship 3dfx products. As 3dfx focused more on the retail graphics card space, further inroads into the OEM space were limited. However, the 2d chip on the voodoo rush cards was made by another company and not 3dfx. HL is a single texture game I think The two corporations were vastly different entities, with different cultures and structures, and they never integrated smoothly. I also had a banshee.

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Of course the situation might be different if the voodoo2 were overclocked just a bit.

This is the dealie-o tho’, in non-multitexture games, the Banshee would be slightly faster than a Voodoo2. However, in scenes dominated by single-textured polygons, the Banshee could match or exceed the Voodoo2 due to its higher clock speed and resulting greater pixel fillrate.

In 3D gaming and rendering situations the application of such a technique is a bit more complex, yet it follows the same basic principle. Oct 9, Posts: The two corporations were vastly different entities, with different cultures and structures, and they never integrated smoothly.

The thing about the rush being faster in quake 1 is right unless you use multitexturing in quake which there was some Glide The cheapest way around this would godoo to 3dx up an older clip-on fan from Radio Shack and plop it on the Banshee’s heatsink.

It seems that almost yesterday we were rushing to our doorsteps to greet the delivery man who carefully carried our brand new Monster 3D’s in his arms.

It was thus banehee with the new Pentium 4 motherboards. The acquisition of STB was one of the main voroo to 3dfx’s downfall; [ citation needed ] the company did not sell any Voodoo 4 or 5 chips to third party manufacturers which were a significant source of revenue for the company. Thu Mar 15, 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.


None of the above Voodoo2 boards ran at 45 to 55MHz. The Banshees ran at 90 to MHz depending on manufacturer, same as the Bansjee variationsbut only had 1 texel units. The presence of another filter through which the video signal must pass through degrades the final image quality by, in some cases, a noticeable degree, and the Banshee effectively eliminates that possibility.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Banshee? After STB was acquired by 3dfx, Nvidia focused on being a virtual graphics card manufacturer for the OEMs and strengthened its position in selling finished reference designs ready for market to the OEMs.

Log in Don’t have an account? Banshee’s 2D acceleration was the first such hardware from 3Dfx and it was very capable. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

3Dfx Banshee, Voodoo, & Voodoo2 – October ’98 Video Accelerator Comparison

Again, a 3D-only solution from 3Dfx, the Voodoo2 boasts 2 texture units and a single pixel processing unit. The original beauty of the Voodoo was its relatively weak dependence on the speed of your processor in deriving its own performance. The graphics chip capably accelerated DirectDraw and supported all of the Windows Graphics Device Interface GDI in hardware, with all raster operations and tertiary functions, and hardware polygon acceleration.


Nvidia offered a limited time program under which 3dfx owners could trade in their cards for Nvidia cards of equal performance value. Thu Mar 15, 9: The v2 is just a much better card. Retrieved 18 August The Rush had the same specifications as Voodoo Graphics, but did not perform as well because the Rush chipset had to share memory bandwidth with the CRTC of the 2D chip.

Sep 12, Posts: 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.

Unfortunately, the 3D-only design of the Voodoo2 and its ability to be run in pairs SLI quickly eats up your PCI slots, which can be a major problem for users with only a few slots available.

In3Dfx was working with entertainment company Sega to develop a new video game console hardware platform. Like the Voodoo Graphics, there was no interrupt mechanism, so the driver had to poll the Rush in order to determine whether a command had completed or not; the indirection through the 2D component added significant overhead here and tended to back up traffic on the PCI interface.

Statements consisting only of 3dxf research should be removed. I also had a banshee.