The Banshee can perform better than a V2 when the games do not use or take advantage of multi-texturing becuase the Banshee is clocked higher than the V2. No demos or anything else given. Creative’s box packaging is of course as eye-capturing as their sound-card lineup which gives a certain assurance when you see them because it’s made by a local giant. The Creative Blaster Controls are well integrated with the display properties and are useful to the casual user or gamer or overclocker. So this is one more reason besides games to buy a new Banshee video card.

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Creative Labs 3D Blaster Banshee PCI/AGP Free Driver Download

There was the time when Creative first launched their video card-line with the Cirrus-Logic chipset with Rambus ram but the card was slow due to Cirrus-Logic’s design. Comments or suggestions, please direct to usand check out how you can advertise with us and target your products and service to computer buyers. This will be a real drawback for games that use large amount of textures in future as it will really slow down game-play.

Both are integrated into the display properties. Also all Banshee cards may need some fixes or patches to run games reliably or else games might hang. 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.


But for time-being it does it’s job well. The box of the Creative Banshee is well done and it even has simple straight-forward instructions with pictures of the installation procedure. The drivers at the Creative Web-site are not so updated as the reference Banshee drivers at 3Dfx which is better tweaked for performance.


No demos or anything else given. It plays any game and works in many systems and it offers good value.

That’s right even over clockers as there is a slider to control the chipset’s default speed from to MHz! So here they are: These are the 3D Features as dictated on Creative’s web-site: Although it worked very well on my system, there is word that the drivers are still not matured enough and may cause some problems in running games for some unlucky systems.

Therefore the Banshee has a huge marketing field.

Creative 3d Blaster Banshee Graphics Card 16 Meg

Currently only few games support multi-texturing, but in the future, more games will and the Banshee might suffer then. Definitely one has to get the newest drivers from Creative’s web-site. But in games that do take advantage of multi-texturing, e.

It has 1 feature connector and of course a Flash-Bios. A marked improvement from my Riva especially when your working at high resolutions. The Creative Blaster Controls are well integrated with the display properties and are useful to the casual user or gamer or overclocker. Last updated December 10, Their first few video card models were slow due to wrong chipset selection.


Since the Banshee is a 0. And it’s after-effects will be seen in the Bad-section later. Creative Enhanced Blaster Control.

The manual pain-stakingly outlines the installation in every common OS, the card was intended to be used. No part of the above is to be reproduced, copied or modified without the permission of the WebMaster.

Putting this card in place of creatlve current Riva really livens up the screen in anything you throw at, be it windows applications or games. Creative 3D Blaster Banshee Review.

It’s not advisable to overclock much with this board as the it gets quite hot.

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Games like NFS3 for e. MS Windows 98 Build 4. MS DirectX Version 6. Unfortunately the 2D was very slow and somehow the 3D was not up to par with the original Voodoo.