|Creative 3D Blaster Banshee - Part 1
Creative Technology has been aggressively expanding into
realms beyond soundcards and focusing on being a total multimedia firm instead of being
remembered as JUST a soundcard company. Making graphics boards is one such inroad they are
exploring to achieving this aim.
really vibrant and SHARP!!! A marked contrast to my Diamond Viper V330 4Mb Riva128
After quite a successful run making affordable
Voodoo 2 boards under their brand name, they seem to be continuing this trend of
delivering no frills graphics accelerators. Recently, they released the Graphics Blaster
TNT as well as the 3D Blaster Banshee.
The 3Dfx Banshee is a fine chipset delivering
both excellent 2D and 3D on one affordable board. The Creative Banshee is basically a
reference design board fitted with 16Mb of SGRAM clocked at 100Mhz, essentially a stripped
down Voodoo 2 (1 TMU instead of 2) with an exceptional 2D core.