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 which only has a single texture processor, must make two passes as in two strokes of a brush to render the entire surface. 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. Unfortunately, the core was stuck at the default The Banshee boasts the same pixel processing unit which is found on all Voodoo2 boards, and therefore does retain some of the power of its bigger brother. 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. This time, everything was completely stable.
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Not a big complaint, but one worth mentioning nevertheless.
Guillemot Maxi Gamer Xentor 32 TNT2 Ultra
Vertical Refresh Rate Hz. 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 which only has a single texture processor, must make two passes as in two strokes of a brush to render the entire surface.
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 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.
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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Unfortunately, the core was stuck at the default The quality is decent, however it isn’t as great as the output msxi the Matrox G 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.
As always with overclocking, results will vary from card to card. Fortunately, Guillemot sent us another card that resolved all our problems. If a wall in a game, such as Unreal, happens to 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.
Guillemot Maxi Gamer Phoenix,16 MB bit AGP Graphic Card. 3DFX Banshee GPU.
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This is an obvious deferral from the standard 3Dfx methodology of graphics accelerator production which normally calls for a separate 3D accelerator. Log in Don’t have an account?
Guillemot Maxi Gamer Phoenix graphics card – Voodoo Banshee – 16 MB Overview – CNET
Remaining fairly quiet throughout the hardware rollout season, Guillemot International hasn’t had any major successes in any PC peripheral related field since the introduction of their top of the line Home Studio Pro 64 sound card which put the original Sound Blaster AWE64 to shame. Monitor Scan Range kHz. By using the latter type of brush you are essentially doubling your productivity.
Almost predestined to follow in the footsteps of the Voodoo2 chipset, the Banshee will bring even more maix 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.
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. Banshee vs Voodoo 2.
It fully supports Direct3D as well as Glide, meaning it will be able to run all of your current games that will work on 3Dfx based products virtually flawlessly. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Unfortunately Guillemot won’t allow that, as the 32MB configuration is only available on the Ultra based Xentor 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.
It’s not uncommon for a TNT2 manufacturer to release their products with an earlier build of the TNT2 drivers as it’s better to release a card with tried and true stable drivers rather than release the latest in bleeding edge driver releases from NVIDIA without first testing them thoroughly. The installation of the Maxi Gamer Xentor 32 went by the book in AnandTech’s test systems, Guillemot bundled their own software installation utility with the Xentor 32, unfortunately that did not include a driver installation utility.
Apparently our first Xentor just happened to be one of the occasional bad cards that inevitably happen with any product. Not only does it operate at the AGP 1X specification, it also doesn’t allow for the transfer of textures over the AGP bus due to its lack of support for AGP side-banding the transfer of data on both the rising and falling edges of the AGP bus, gamre.
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. Unfortunately, this decision came as a marketing ploy more than anything else for 3Dfx.
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.