Creative 3D Blaster Banshee Reviews
Product Type: Creative graphic cards
Description:Model ID 2067401012 / Creative 3D Blaster Banshee - Graphics adapter - Voodoo Banshee - PCI - 16 MB SDRAM - retail / Creative Labs' 3D Blaster Banshee just blew into town on a howling wind. This PCI card brings amazing 3D acceleration and terrific 2D image quality to your PC, ... more
Creative 3D Blaster Banshee ... courtesy of the Voodoo Banshee chipset.
The first 2D/3D combo chipset from 3DFX, the Voodoo Banshee inherits its speedy processor core architecture from the legendary Voodoo2, adds support for fast SDRAM, and brings true 128-bit graphics to the table. The 3D Blaster Banshee comes with driver support for DirectDraw, Direct3D, DirectVideo, ActiveX, DirectX and Glide, as well as a 'MiniGL' driver for hot games like Quake 2. The card is ideal for 3D design software as well as games, with a full 3D feature set.
Newest Review: ... it is that when using my mouse to navigate around windows, the visual display of the mouse, moves up or down the screen. So, ... more
Customer Creative 3D Blaster Banshee Reviews (5)
by - written on 22/09/01, updated on 22/09/01 (Useful, 267 readings)
You probably know now by the title of this opinion that I really hate this graphics card. This card has 16mb memory, and does indeed play games that require 3DFX technology. It cost £100 at the time, and was a big mistake. The problem with it is that when using my mouse to navigate around windows, the visual display of the mouse, moves up or down the screen. So, for example, the mouse moves up the screen, and I cannot move the mouse any lower than half way down the screen. But, if you put where the mouse would need to go to click on the Start button at that half way point on the screen, and click the start menu would open. So, basically ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/05/01, updated on 09/05/01
Almost all 3D games released nowadays require some sort of 3D acceleration card above and beyond your computer's basic video card. In recent years, the most popular chipset has been the Voodoo chipset from 3Dfx. Setting the standard for most of the industry. Of course, in order to run the 3D card, you also need a 2D card to run non-3D applications (such as your desktop, word processor, 2D games, etc.). The solution? The 3D Blaster Banshee from Creative Labs. The 3D Blaster Banshee card is a 16MB 2D/3D card running on the Voodoo2 chipset. Being a 16MB card, the 3D Blaster Banshee from Creative Labs can run almost any resolution you can imagine. I was able to run ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/00, updated on 11/08/00 (Useful, 130 readings)
If you do not have the fastest system then this card will be of worth to you. It has 16 mb of memory and comes in both PCI and AGP versions. I had problems with AGP in a Gigbyte board and had to fall back on the PCI card. This slows the system down a little but as I only have a 500 chip it keeps pace. The colour depth and refresh rate keeps up with my 17" monitor it also keeps up with the DVD for movies via an MPEG card. This is a good card for a very good price, though you could go better with the AGP version ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/07/00, updated on 25/07/00 (Useful, 161 readings)
I bought the Banshee for the low price of eighty pounds over a year ago and it has served me well so I must give rave reviews on it. This is a great graphics card for the price. I can play any game with it and I haven't found any problems resulting from malfunctions or other problems. It gives you in your face fast graphics that will kick your but if your not careful. I play Unreal tournament online all the time with it and have no problems so I hope that i have convinced you that this is an all around good card and something that you should look a little closer at. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/07/00, updated on 08/01/01
16MB all in one graphics card based on 3Dfx's voodoo chipset. These cards are no longer made, but if you are on a tight budget i would certainly recommend one for an instant boost (unless youve already got a Voodoo3 or better!). The Banshee can be picked up at computer fairs etc for around £30, and replace your existing card for a complete 2D or 3D experience. They may not be as fast as the latest cards, but for the cash strapped they are amazing value. The card will run quake 3 easily and with impressive results. The only downside I have found is the banshee does not run direct 3D games as well as I was expecting, but switch the game to opengl and see a huge ... Read the complete review
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