Voodoo Banshee

The Voodoo Banshee. Basically a 2D/3D card based on Voodoo 2 Technology. It came out later, but yet it's not as good as the Voodoo 2.

Voodoo Banshee is the first of 3Dfx's family of integrated 2D/3D accelerators to storm into the consumer PC arena to score a one-punch knockout. The ultimate bridge between 3D entertainment and PC graphics is now available with unprecedented Voodoo2 3D technology. The Voodoo architecture, which has built a religious following among game developers, is now married with ultra-fast 2D, designed to accelerate graphic intensive Windows applications. Targeted for the demanding OEM, Voodoo Banshee complements 3Dfx's successful Voodoo2, the performance leader for 3D gaming. Best of class 2D and 3D performance from a single chip is now possible because Voodoo Banshee has it all!


Integrated Voodoo2 pixel unit and single texture unit
100/125 Mpixel/s fill rate
100/125 Mtexel/s fill rate
HW triangle setup capable of 4M tri/s
Transparency and chroma-key with color mask
Alpha blending on source and destination pixels
Dynamic environment maps
24-bit color dithering to native 16-bit RGB
16-bit color "expansion" to display near 24-bit quality
Per-pixel table based fog/ haze effects
Per-pixel MIP mapping, tri-linear filtering
Full scene, edge anti-aliasing
Bump mapping
Optimized for local memory texturing
Sub-pixel and sub-texel correction
Perspective corrected 3D texture mapping
Palettized and compressed textures

100/125MHz 128-bit GUI accelerator
Full featured 128-bit BitBlt engine
Hardware Bresenham line drawing engine
Hardware polygon generation and fill engine
Source and destination chroma-keying
Advanced single cycle block-write
Full 256 Raster Operations in hardware
Video Sub-System

VMI host and video input ports
Double or triple buffering of incoming video
Bob and Weave de-interlacing
Packed or planar YUV 4:2:2
Bilinear vertical and horizontal filtering
Hardware color-space-conversion
Digital vieo output for NTSC/PAL encoders
Other Features

PCI 66MHz and AGP with sideband signaling
High speed memory with duplicate RAS support
Dual command FIFO for CPU parallelism
256-bit internal buffering for maximum memory efficiency
PC '97 and PC '98 compliant
250 MHz RAMDAC with three independent PLLs

Diamond Monster Fusion Z100(above)

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