Little did anyone knew that the Banshee, which was introduced in the 3rd quarter of 98, became the last chip that was available to other board makers before it bought STB to manufacture and sell their own boards. All Banshee cards can’t use the DIME function offered by AGP, hence they can’t use system memory for texturing if the texturing requires more than the local memory available on the card. There’s no way to rectify them but to use 3dfx drivers. Of course, a clean install should be more successful than the other above methods. Anyway, the board also has 1 feature connector and has a Flash-Bios that is properly labelled with the Bios version that’s loaded in it as of the time of producing it.

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VOGONS Vintage Driver Library

Log in Don’t have an account? Back to top The Bad The most glaring mistake would be the lack of a proper manual, especially from a company like Diamond.

The Banshee integrated the Voodoo2 core, minus a texture unit, and monstef bit 2D engine all on a single chip.

Comments or suggestions, please direct to usand check out how you can advertise with us and target your products and service to computer buyers. Most Buy It Now purchases are protected by the Consumer Rights Directive, which allow you to cancel the purchase within seven working days from the day you receive the item. Powerstrip showed that the default core-speed is Mhz and the memory-speed is Mhz! Heading to the display properties, you can see the correct adapter name, but you’ll only have the annoying colour x option and nothing else.

So much for left-click, what’s up on the right? If you look at 3D rendering as painting a wall, a single coat of paint can easily be accomplished by virtually any brush, while that same brush will require two strokes to place two separate coats of paint on the wall 1 texture processor. No wonder 3Dmark99 scenes were blocky!


Vintage Diamond 23150160-402 Monster Fusion 16m AGP SGRAM Graphic Video Card

Game-1 Lack of fueion filtering methods in the Diamond drivers, the picture looks pixelated and the sky doesn’t come out as intended. Diamond of course followed up with possibly the most popular Voodoo2, the Monster 3D2. Unfortunately, this decision came as a marketing ploy more than anything else for 3Dfx.

Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. Too bad Canopus had backed out from making video-cards for PCs.

I’ve use the latest version 1. You see, when Windows starts, the cursor is in the middle of the screen, quite logical but for most of us, we have more programs and such stored under the Start-Menu than on the desktop itself. The picture shown on the above-left, is the default items added in. The Banshee only has a single texture processor known in the Voodoo2 community as a Texelfx processor meaning it requires two passes to render multi-textured environments.

The Monster Fusion actually features a higher clock rate than that mentioned above and used by other Banshee cards – more on that later.

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, i.

Anyway, the board also has 1 feature connector and has a Flash-Bios that is properly labelled with the Fuskon version that’s loaded in it as of the time of producing it. MS Windows 98 Build 4. Diamond once again armed their Monster-2 line daimond the Voodoo-2 chip and 3dfx reigned for an even longer time as the fastest gaming solution thanks to the in-built Scan-Line-Interleave SLI technology that allows another Voodoo-2 based card to pair up with the 1st one provide higher resolutions and frame-rates.


Most of the other AGP features are also not implemented with the exception that it’s able to use the faster AGP bus speed. Visit eBay’s page on international selling.

Diamond Monster Fusion graphics card – Voodoo Banshee – 16 MB Overview – CNET

They helped 3dfx’s original Voodoo rise to the top with the original Monster 3D, possibly the most popular Voodoo card of the time. Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode. Once fuskon 16mb texture scenes load, the Banshee is crippled!

The Banshee was supposed to be the chip to help 3dfx break into the OEM market. The Diamond drivers, which have slightly crippled features support have pulled through the Texture Rendering Speed for 2mb, 4mb and 8mb textures. Have one to sell? It’s either the games don’t use this filtering method or the filtering is somehow turned off when the drivers detect a familiar benchmark running, to boost results. The 3D Rendering Features as dictated on Diamond’s web-site are: It was rock-stable but don’t try any speed higher than I’ve stated as it’s flaky.

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