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This performance is courtesy of the bit 2D core that is a part of the Banshee chipset, unlike the original VoodooRush which contained a separate, external, 2D core which wasn’t of the absolute best quality. Presented in a single chip package, the Banshee contains essentially the same 3D texture processing capabilities as the Voodoo2 with one major disadvantage in order to decrease cost. Rather than compete with Hercules, Guillemot decided to rely on different factors to hopefully persuade potential buyers to ditch Hercules and drop their cash on the Xentor Before getting into the specifics of the card itself, we have to separate the top two contenders from the 3D proprietors themselves, 3Dfx Interactive. Since AGP is a newer technology, the market immediately assumes that it is inherently better and worth the extra attention, however in the case of the Banshee, this is definitely not true. Closer inspection revealed that Guillemot bundled a very old build of the TNT2 drivers with their card, the exact revision on the CD reviewed was

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Not a big complaint, but one worth mentioning nevertheless.

Almost predestined to follow in the footsteps of maxk Voodoo2 chipset, the Banshee will bring even more truth to the generally vague statement that all 3Dfx accelerators are created equal, meaning a Voodoo2 is a Voodoo2, and a Banshee is a Banshee, regardless of manufacturer. Click here to find lowest prices on this product.

Guillemot Maxi Gamer Phoenix graphics card – Voodoo Banshee – 16 MB Overview – CNET

Unfortunately, this decision came as a marketing ploy more than anything else for 3Dfx. Guillemot’s Voodoo2 and Banshee products did attract some attention last year, as they happened to be priced more attractively than the Diamond and other competing solutions. If you’re not going to even touch bit color rendering, then the 16MB version is probably just fine for you.

Click to Enlarge Rather than compete with Hercules, Guillemot decided to rely on different factors to hopefully persuade potential buyers to ditch Hercules and drop their cash on the Xentor Closer inspection revealed that Guillemot bundled a very old build of the TNT2 drivers with their card, the exact revision on the CD reviewed was In situations where only a single layered texture is used, the Banshee will outperform a Voodoo2, however in multi-textured situations, the Banshee will be shadowed by the raw power of the Voodoo2’s second texture processor.

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Although the performance tests were conducted with the drivers in order to compare the Maxi Gamer Xentor 32 to the competition, the card’s bundled drivers were used as well to make sure no performance anomalies could be attributed to the drivers.

This didn’t appear to be due to heat issues as the Xentor actually stayed a few degrees cooler than the Hercules in our recent July TNT2 Roundup. Log in Don’t have an account?

Although the card is available in a non-Ultra version, Guillemot purposefully made only the Ultra version available in a 32MB flavor. Now imagine a brush capable of placing two coats of paint on a wall in a single pass 2 texture processors.

Maxi Gamer Phoenix Banshee

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The quality is decent, however it isn’t as great as the output on the Matrox G When 3dfx pulled the plug on companies like Guillemot and Diamond, the only option was to seek out NVIDIA and hope they had something that would sell cards…luckily, they did. Monitor Madi Range kHz. However, the company they so adamantly supported ended up ditching them for exclusive sales by their new partner, STB, so what was Guillemot left with?

A Voodoo2, or any other chipset which has two separate texture processors can render that surface in a single pass as in a single pass of a brush from the example above while a Banshee, or any other chipset guollemot only has a single texture processor, must make two passes as in two strokes of a brush to render the entire surface. While companies like Hercules are striving to compete with the best of the best, Guillemot seems to take more of a relaxed approach to competition in the industry, most likely because Guillemot’s product base is much more diversified than the Hercules’ of the industry.

Thus, it must have been the yield of our particular chip.

The Riva TNT, although a competitor to the Voodoo2, wasn’t the Voodoo2-killer that everyone was looking for so Guillemot was pretty safe with their faith in 3dfx. They did have a bit of success with a few of their gaming peripherals, such as their Race Leader Force Feedback steering wheel, however from the hard core gamer’s perspective, Guillemot’s Maxi Gamer line of products never cut it.

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Fortunately, Guillemot sent us another card that resolved all our problems. By using the latter type of brush you are essentially doubling your productivity.

This performance is courtesy of the bit 2D core that is a part of the Banshee chipset, unlike the original VoodooRush which contained a separate, external, 2D core which wasn’t of the absolute best quality. Banshee vs Voodoo 2. If a wall in tamer game, such as Unreal, happens amxi have a texture placed on it, such as a brick texture, followed by another layer, say a reflection from a nearby fire, you basically have two textures on that one surface.

Presented in a single chip package, the Banshee contains essentially the same 3D texture processing capabilities as the Voodoo2 with one major disadvantage in order to decrease cost.

Keep in mind though, game bundles don’t sell cards. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Banshee vs Voodoo 2 Before getting into the specifics of the card itself, we have to separate the top two contenders from the 3D proprietors themselves, 3Dfx Interactive.

The Card – Guillemot Maxi Gamer Xentor 32 TNT2 Ultra

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Unfortunately Guillemot won’t allow that, as the 32MB configuration is only available on the Ultra based Xentor Before getting into the specifics of the card itself, we have to separate the top two contenders from the 3D proprietors themselves, 3Dfx Gameg. After installing the demos and everything else however, the utility didn’t bother to install the Maxi Gamer Xentor 32’s bundled drivers.