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    Old AGP card in newer system?

    I was planing to set it up a old Voodoo Creative Banshee I have laying around in my new ASUS TUSL2-C. I'm not using this system for gaming or any heavy graphics, just a server, web/ftp/mail/files etc...

    Now my question to you all, I've been thinking is this video card being old, is it going to slow my system down at all and limit me in OC if I choose to do so?

    I believe when I used this card a while back I ran it at AGP 2X
    Dosn't AGP 2X do 133 MHz, 528 MB/s ?

    Also do you think the banshee will support Fastwrites?

    I tried getting spec on ths card but all I could find was this .. even from my manual. I'll also be running this on win2000


    Technical Specifications A-1
    Technical Specifications
    General Features
    ! Fully integrated 128-bit VGA/2D/3D video accelerator
    ! Full VMI interface
    ! VESA DDC2B support
    3Dfx® Banshee™ Chipset
    ! 2D acceleration
    • Single-cycle 128-bit Windows GUI acceleration
    • Full featured 128-bit BitBlt engine
    ! 3D acceleration
    • Full triangle parameters hardware setup
    • 16-bit integer and floating-point Z-buffering with
    biasing
    • Alpha blending on source and destination pixels
    • Sub-pixel and sub-texel correction
    • 24-bit color dithering applied to native 16-bit RGB
    color
    • Per-pixel atmospheric fog with programmable fog
    zones
    • Polygon-based full scene edge anti-aliasing
    • Perspective-correct (true divide-per-pixel) 3D texture
    mapping and Gouraud shading
    • True per-pixel LOD MIP mapping
    • Bilinear and trilinear texture filtering
    ! Video acceleration
    • Bilinear horizontal and vertical filtering
    • YUV 4:2:2 and YUV 4:2:0 planar support
    • Bob-and-Weave de-interlacing
    Memory Configuration
    ! 250 MHz integrated RAMDAC with 16 MB SDRAM onboard.


    Thanks
    Murman

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    Why wouldn't it work? I am using an ATI Rage Fury on the comp I just built and it works like a charm.

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    is it going to slow my system down at all and limit me in OC if I choose to do so?
    tricky question. the answer would be "yes, it will slow your system down" if you will be downgrading 3D acccellerators (meaning if you have a GF3 in there now, for example). as for it hampering any overclocking... that will depend on that card in particular. if your mobo's overclocking features allow the moving of the FSB independantly of the PCI/AGP frequencies then you should be in the clear. i had that same card awhile back, but didn't try to OC the system until i bought a V3 3000, which was pretty tolerant of an AGP bus speed above spec.

    Dosn't AGP 2X do 133 MHz, 528 MB/s ?
    yes. not 100% sure of the bandwidth, though. too lazy to look up a chart.

    Also do you think the banshee will support Fastwrites?
    nope.

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    hey thanks for the replys *** well today I remebered I had another AGP card laying around which does 4X & has 32mb to boot! .. so that should do me just fine.

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