Metabyte's Voodoo2 offers
a couple features that no other board can match.
These are the amazing Metabyte drivers with Re2Flex
- which allows you to use resolutions higher than
800x600 - and WickedVision support. There are
other impressive features about this card that
are discussed in this review. The company in general
is more unique than most other board manufacturers,
because they care about the gamers, not just the
The Wicked3D Voodoo2 is a
12 MB PCI add-on card, and as mentioned above,
uses the 3Dfx Voodoo2 chipset. To install a Voodoo2
card you must already have a 2D graphics card,
and (preferably) a Pentium II processor or faster.
If you are a serious gamer who needs those extra
FPS when it counts, anything less than a Pentium
II 233 will hardly be adequate. The Wicked3D has
a maximum resolution of 1024x672 for a single
card, and 1024x1024 with two cards (SLI). There
are other methods of using higher resolutions,
but they are not officially supported. WickedVision
is the Wicked3D's method of using H3D eyewear.
H3D is supposedly only supported by a few games,
but Metabyte has worked around that. With their
Wicked3D boards in combination with the H3D glasses,
gamers can run virtually any 3D - accelerated
game in H3D.
The installation was simple
as usual. Voodoo2 cards usually install without
any problems. The user must simply place the card
into a PCI slot and start the computer up, install
drivers, reboot, and begin gaming.
Although there were no games
included with the card, it still offers some nice
features. For example, the memory on the card
is 100 MHz (just like my old Creative Labs 3D
Blaster Voodoo2). The STB Black Magic has only
90 MHz ram.