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  1. #1
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    Voodoo Banshee vs. Voodoo3 2000

    I was thinking of upgrading from a 16 meg Voodoo Banshee PCI card to a Voodoo3 2000 AGP card on a Celeron 400, BH6, 64 meg PC100 combo. I currently hit a 3DMark of 2,687. Does anybody with these cards think it be enough performance improvement to warrant the purchase price of the Voodoo3 2000 card? Thanks.

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    Your best bet is to go with the V3 3000. It's like a beefed up Banshee. I use a Banshee now, and I will be going with the V3 3000.

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    I've been using my Banshee for a few months now and am still pleased with its performance.
    I'd wait until 3DFX bring a new chip out which supports the features it should have had anyway. ie. bump mapping, or the ability to use system memory....
    Don't waste your money and be patient.
    I've had to learn the hard way

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    Thanks for the posts guys.... I will probably sit back and wait for the next round of chips...... are they out yet??!!

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    The main advantages of the Voodoo3 2000 over the Banshee is the Banshee runs great at lower resolutions (sometimes faster than the V3) but by the time you hit 800x600 the V3 flies past and at 1024x768 the banshee is dead. The other thing is the Banshee is really slow with multi-texturing, having only one texture pipeline, giving the V3 (and V2) the advantage in games like Quake2.
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    Todd....you are right the Banshee does not fair well at 1024x768. My Banshee does run smooth at 800x600.

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    I've found 800x600 on the banshee to be fairly good..... average of 45 fps on Unreal. I've used 3DMark also to test the vcard, do you folks know of any other good 3D benchmarks to test with?

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