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Screaming Performance at a Killer Price!
A complete 2D/3D graphics solution based on the new Voodoo Banshee™ chipset from 3Dfx Interactive®
Features a full 128-bit graphics core and the same 3D rendering technology used in the award-winning Voodoo2
16MB of high-speed SDRAM and a 250MHz DAC deliver awe-inspiring resolutions, rock-solid refresh rates, and stunning visual quality

Product Overview
If you're like most computer users, you want the maximum performance from your system, but you don't want to sacrifice compatibility or undertake a major upgrade of your computer to get there! What you need is a simple, quick, cost-effective solution from a company you can trust for quality, service, and support. You need the new 3D Blaster™ Banshee from Creative.

We packed a full 128-bit 2D graphics core, a 3D game engine based on the award-winning Voodoo2™ from 3Dfx Interactive®, hardware assist for video playback, 16MB of high-performance SDRAM, and a 250MHz DAC into one affordable, easy-to-install upgrade. You get accelerated drivers for Windows® 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT®, along with support for important industry standards like DirectX®, OpenGL®, and Glide™ for compatibility with the widest range of applications and games. And with the world's largest multimedia upgrade company behind it, you know the 3D Blaster Banshee will meet even the most stringent quality and reliability standards.

Whether you use your PC for playing the hottest 3D games, surfing the Internet, doing your homework, or even just to balance your budget, the 3D Blaster Banshee can make the experience faster, easier and more fun.

For the ultimate combination of price, performance and compatibility, you can't beat the 3D Blaster Banshee.

Bundled Software

Colorific® by Sonnetech, Ltd.
Ever printed an apple that somehow came out looking more like an orange? Now Colorific provides quick-and-easy, set-and-forget color characterization, giving you accurate screen-to-printer and monitor-to-monitor color matching between your monitor, printer and browser.

Use the Colorific Control Panel under Windows 95 or 98 for on-the-fly optimization of your display for Internet browsing, DVD video, games, business graphics, or desktop publishing.

3DEEP by Sonnetech, Ltd.
3DEEP uses Colorific's technology to allow game developers to automatically set the accurate gamma value for your monitor, resulting in games that look the way the designer intended. Now you can maximize your 3D gaming experience with picture perfect colors!

Plus, 3D Blaster Banshee includes an easy-to-use setup program, a full set of drivers for Windows 95, 98 and NT, BlasterControl™ Panel desktop control software, and the Creative Software MPEG-1 player.

Technical Specifications

Architecture Highlights
Voodoo2-based 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee core for the broadest game compatibility
128-bit wide graphics engine, memory interface, and VGA
3D rendering pipeline based on the Voodoo2
4 million triangle per second peak
Large 12K on-chip cache
36 billion operation per second pixel processing pipeline

3D Features
Integrated Voodoo2 3D core makes 3D Blaster™ Banshee the only 2D/3D accelerator architecture with support for Glide
Optimized drivers for the Microsoft® DirectX API, including DirectX 5.0 and 6.0 support
3Dfx "MiniGL" driver for Quake II and other hot titles
Full hardware triangle setup
On-chip texture caching
High-precision 16-bit Z-buffer
Sub-pixel and sub-texel accurate perspective correction
Transparency and chroma-key with color mask
Alpha blending on source and destination pixels
Default environment maps and bump mapping
Per-pixel table-based fog/haze effects
Per-pixel MIP mapping, trilinear filtering
Full scene and sort-independent edge anti-aliasing
Supports palettized and compressed textures

2D Features
High-performance 128-bit 2D/GUI/DirectDraw acceleration with the full Windows GDI in hardware
Screaming fast 128-bit VGA with full IBM 8514 compatibility
Simultaneous tiled and linear memory support

Video Support
Double and triple-buffered video for smooth playback
Bob-and-weave de-interlacing
Hardware color space conversion
Supports packed and planar YUV 4:2:2 modes
X and Y smooth up and down scaling with bilinear filtering

PCI 66MHz support
Bus mastering DMA and dual command FIFO
256-bit internal buffering for maximum memory efficiency

Single-slot 2D, 3D graphics and video accelerator
3Dfx Interactive® Voodoo Banshee™ chipset
Integrated 250MHz Palette-DAC supporting up to 1920x1200 at 75Hz
16MB of 100MHz SDRAM
MPEG-1/MPEG-2 and full-motion video playback acceleration
PCI bus version 2.1
Multi-display support under Windows® 98
Full Plug-and-Play compliant

Accelerated Windows NT® 4.0 and 5.0 display drivers
Accelerated Windows 95 and 98 display driver with support for DirectDraw, Direct3D, DirectVideo, ActiveX and Glide
VESA VBE 3.0 compliant

Enhanced BlasterControl™ desktop control utility
Sonnetech Colorific™ and 3Deep™
Creative® SoftMPEG-1 Player

Minimum System Requirements
IBM(r) PC or 100% compatible
Genuine Intel(r) Pentium(r) 90 or higher or 100% compatible - 16MB system memory, or higher
One available PCI 2.1 bus slot
CD-ROM drive
Windows 95, Windows 98, or WIndows NT 4.0 (with Service Pack 3) - Supports standard VGA and multi-frequency monitors

Three-year limited hardware warranty covering parts and labor

2D Resolution Table

  No. of Colors
Refresh Rates (Hz)
256 64K 16.7M
640x480 60-120 60-120 60-120
800x600 60-120 60-120 60-120
1024x768 60-120 60-120 60-120
1152x864 60-120 60-120 60-120
1280x1024 60-120 60-120 60-120
1600x1200 60-85 60-85 60-85
1920x1080 60-75 60-75 60-75
1920x1200 60-75 60-75 60-72
Refresh rates shown are the highest obtainable and are monitor-dependant. Resolutions, pixel depths and refresh rates are driver-dependent and may not be available in all applications or operating systems.

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