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I once got a Creative Labs "Graphics Blaster 3D" with a Laguna3D chip - ever heard of that? It pretty much made the games run SLOWER. I only had it for a few days - the card I ordered was a "3D Blaster PCI" (with Rendition Verite chip) and the shop ordered the wrong one.
The first Creative Labs 3D card was more or less useless according to old magazine reviews. A deserved flop like the very first Nvidia card: The NV1.
The Rendition chips turned out OK for 3D Windows games but were terribly slow in DOS games.
It allegedly had the best patch for Tomb Raider 1, even better than the Voodoo1.
I find that hard to believe (never seen it) but if that's the case it was it's only triumph against 3Dfx and after that card Creative pretty much caved in to the mighty Voodoo: Rumors circulated that they paid 3Dfx a hefty sum to get the Voodoo 2 exclusively for a short time.
It worked with me, though, as I bought two 12 MB V2s from them (they had great games bundle, too!). ;-)
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