|All Voodoo2 cards are created equal - that is unfortunate to have to say, but it is also unfortunate that it is, more or less, the truth. Most boards seem to be closely based upon 3Dfx's Reference Design, a feature that detracts from the possibility of having an actual 'winner' among Voodoo2 boards.
We have already seen that performance is definitely not an issue among Voodoo2 cards, simply because, like BX motherboards, they all perform within a few percent of each other. Not only are the performance differences minimal, but they are also barely reflected in real world situations, making a comparison based on performance useless.
So what really makes one Voodoo2 better than another? It is this very question that we will answer as AnandTech takes a look at one of the most highly regarded and widely used Voodoo2 cards, the now age-old Diamond Monster 3D II.