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. The Voodoo2 remained the standard for PC 3D accelerator cards throughout Try running a Voodoo2 against a Banshee in quake The two texture units allow for multi-texture rendering in a single pass which give it the edge over the competition in games such as Unreal in which multi-textured environments are more common than one could possibly imagine. Any other known issues with voodoo’s? It seems that some drivers clock the alliance chip too high. When moving the cards to the last pci slots the game worked fine and still did the others.

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Failure to comply can cause damage to both the Card and the Motherboard!

bbanshee Mar 27, Posts: These cards are available in pci and agp. Retrieved from ” https: Direct3D hardware acceleration only works on the primary display. This can be prevented by activating VSync in the drivers or in the games, a solution which itself has the problem of causing mouse lag in many cases.

With two Voodoo2’s running in conjunction with each other, taking advantage of SLI each card handles a separate scan line, theoretically doubling performanceyou can breathe new life into your system at just about any time. In deice of this, 3Dfx will be providing the specifications for a single board SLI Voodoo2 to remain competitive with the rest of revice market as well as extend 3Dfx’s reign over the market for at least a few more months.

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They shouldn’t be difficult to acquire since the demand is not as high as for other 3dfx cards. The issue lied specifically in the voltage regulators for the AGP slot.


This article needs additional citations for verification. Most of them you can get working with the right driver setup and patches.

The V2 is better in my opinion. None of the above Voodoo2 boards ran at 45 to 55MHz. This banshef due to the fact that some of the early AGP motherboards used a linear regulator to control the power supply to the AGP slot.

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One known manufacturer with this problem was Gigabyte. And multitexturing of course, which also benefits over the V1 on a even. What the hell are smoking?

Can someone clear this up for me. Their bwnshee were mainly popular for PC 3D game accelerators, but also used in arcade machines and professional visualization systems.

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As 3dfx focused more on the retail graphics card space, further inroads into the OEM space were limited. 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. This was again due to 3dfx being the dfvice 3D solution at this time, and also a commonly known brand with PC gamers. Turning on 4xFSAA will automatically disable the post filter that is used in bit mode as will playing in bit color depth.

Voodoo Banshee vs Voodoo2

It is also possible to take advantage of multi-monitor support in Windows 98, either with a multi-input monitor by switching between inputs on the monitor itself or two monitors. The banshee came out right after the voodoo2 remember? Of course that could vary from one card manufacturer to another. The slowest but most compatible card, especially for the early dos based glide games. If I recal correctly the comments about the Banshee only having one texel unit are correct.


Less compatible with older glide games compared to v1 and v2. As the example – for my P4 3. The Voodoo brings below average gaming performance to the table when dealing with today’s advanced titles, however it still has the ability to make its presence known as a player in the 3D gaming realm.

This method has the disadvantage of requiring to relocate the monitor cable each time because there is no passthrough; a monitor with multiple inputs or a VGA or KVM switch would solve that problem, potentially with DVI for one of the cards if available. Here is a link about voodoo5 cpu scaling: The company manufactured only the chips and some reference boards, and initially did not sell any product to consumers; rather, it acted as an OEM supplier for graphics card companies, which designed, manufactured, marketed, and sold their own graphics cards including the Voodoo chipset.

An Overclocked Voodoo2 In order to compensate for its single texture unit, 3Dfx placed the recommended clock speed for their Banshee at the MHz level rather than have it rated at 90MHz as its Voodoo2 counterparts have been from the start.