Creative 3D Blaster Voodoo2
The Creative 3D Blaster Voodoo2 (3DB2) was the first 3Dfx Voodoo2 card to hit the
market after intense competition between various OEMs, with Creative and Diamond
Multimedia at the forefront.
And the in the first couple of weeks it was really hard to
get one (especially here in Europe), but anyhow, Henrik
here at Computers R Us finally got one in the first half of April. And when he was
finished with completing all the 3D accelerated games that he could find (and afford), he
finally let me (Emil) put it up for some testing in our
test machine (that we borrowed parts to from our friends, WE NEED SPONSORS!
I reformatted the harddrive and re-installed everything to
make the system as "clean" as possible. Then I fired up Quake2, my jaw still
hurts after hitting the desk. This was so much smoother than playing on my sluggish (but
trusty) P133 with a 6Mb Voodoo Rush! Not that I had expected anything else but anyway.
Before we get to those benchmarks, lets just take a
look at what you get in that neat box:
You get almost nothing but the Voodoo2 card.
- A 3" SLI (scan line interleave) cable, to hook the card
up with another 3DB2 for twice the performance.
- A pass-through cable to connect the card with your current 2D
- A green tiny "getting started" leaflet, not even a
small booklet (well I guess they where in a hurry).
- You get no game bundle whatsoever (I heard that the card will
come bundled with Ultimate Race Pro, Incoming and G-Police in the future)
When it comes to price the 3DB2 was first announced at over
$300 but can now be found at about $200, and the price will probably drop even more later
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