Unfortunately the 2D was very slow and somehow the 3D was not up to par with the original Voodoo. Since the Banshee is a 0. Although it worked very well on my system, there is word that the drivers are still not matured enough and may cause some problems in running games for some unlucky systems. So this is one more reason besides games to buy a new Banshee video card. A marked improvement from my Riva especially when your working at high resolutions. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. The manual pain-stakingly outlines the installation in every common OS, the card was intended to be used.

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Games like NFS3 for e. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. Creative 3D Blaster Banshee Review. It plays any game and works in many systems and it offers good value. K 3 x MHz. The drivers at the Creative Web-site are not so updated as the reference Banshee drivers at 3Dfx which is better tweaked for performance.

So this is one more reason besides games to buy a new Banshee video card. So here they are: Also all Banshee cards may need some fixes or patches to run games reliably or else games might hang.

It has 1 feature connector and of course a Flash-Bios.

Creative 3D Blaster Banshee graphics card – Voodoo Banshee – 16 MB Series

But since they debued the Exxtreme they have been selecting the right chipsets and their popularity in video-cards has soared. MS DirectX Version 6.

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And it’s after-effects will be seen in the Bad-section later. Creative’s box packaging is of course as eye-capturing as their sound-card lineup which gives a certain assurance when you see them because it’s made by a local giant. Unfortunately the 2D was very slow and somehow the 3D was not up to par with the original Voodoo.

There was the time when Creative first launched their video card-line with the Cirrus-Logic chipset with Rambus ram but the card was slow due to Cirrus-Logic’s design. The manual pain-stakingly outlines the installation in every common OS, the card was intended to be used. Their first few video card models were slow due to wrong chipset selection. These are the 3D Features as dictated on Creative’s web-site: No part of the above is to be reproduced, copied or modified without the permission of the WebMaster.

Currently blastet few games support multi-texturing, but in the future, more games will and the Banshee might suffer then. The reason I highlight these points are that in many other video cards, their FAQ is far too simple to help in trouble and is almost never needed.

Creative Labs/3dfx 3d Blaster Banshee CT6760 16mb PCI Video Card

Since the Banshee is a 0. All Banshee cards can’t use the DIME function offered by AGP, hence they can’t use system memory for texturing if the texturing requires more than the local memory available on the card.

That’s right even over clockers as there is a slider to control the chipset’s default speed from to MHz! Incoming on a seperate CD.

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With either of these, the card’s temperature is much bearable. The Banshee can perform better than a V2 when the games do not use or take advantage of multi-texturing becuase the Banshee is clocked higher than the V2. This will be a real drawback for games that use large amount of textures in future as it will really slow down game-play.

But in games that do take advantage of multi-texturing, e. But since the Creative drivers are not as updated as the Banshee reference drivers on 3Dfx web-site, people who want labss performance must either wait for Creative to update their drivers or forgo the extra options and get the reference drivers from 3Dfx banshee more performance.

The Creative Blaster Controls are well integrated with the display properties and are useful to the casual user or gamer or overclocker.

Creative 3D Blaster Banshee PCI

Here’s a snapshot of the board:. The card is packaged in an electrostatic bag like most products of it’s kind. The box of the Creative Banshee is well done and it even has simple straight-forward instructions with pictures of the installation procedure.