Category: Monitor and Video Cards
Manufacturer: 3Dfx Interactive
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 9X
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.04.00 / 31 Dec 1999
Banshee refers to the first 2 Dimension /3 Dimension solution of 3Dfx. This solution differs from the Voodoo Rush as it does not need another 2D part. The application comes with all the functions that are found in Windows GDI in hardware. This helps to save a layer of software between the hardware or graphics and the driver. This helps it to be the fastest chip to be found in the market. In addition, 3dfx Voodoo Banshee provides integrated 250 MHz RAMDAC which is very helpful in the enabling of good quality 2 Dimension. The 128 bit 2 Dimensions core should make Banshee the speediest DOS game platform. This is most useful to people who like making use of the re-playing Privateer or System Shock (I love it). Banshee also boasts of ‚Äòfull DVD support', ‚Äòfull' VMI interface that is for one slot hardware DVD.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The initial 0.35 micron section will rub using SGRAM or SDRAM using 100 MHz memory bus, therefore providing 100 MPixels 3D fill rate. The subsequent 0.25 micron section will perform 125 MHz therefore 125 MPixels rate of fill. The most significant feature of Banshee is 3D core. This was a simple and smart move on the part on the part of its manufacturers. Banshee consists of a slightly different interface in 3D when compared to Voodoo 2. The key difference existing between the engine of Banshee 3D engine and Voodoo is Banshee's second missing texture unit. This ‚ÄòTMU'helps Voodoo2 to render scenes that are complicated by use of the two texture units in the parallel and this is therefore faster that if done using sequentially. Quake is an example and it makes use of two ‚Äòpasses' which are possible to do with Voodoo. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3dfx Voodoo Banshee errors before installing any driver updates.