The Savage XP was the first chip announced by the regrouped S3 in Because of this, two distinct card varieties were created the creation actually took place much earlier than that , the high-performance Viper series, and the low-cost Stealth series of graphics accelerators. The Installation, Driver features and Programs. The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled. Diamond Multimedia, a company reknown for its multimedia products has a new addition to its Stealth family. The only real difference between the regular and Pro models is that the Pro allows for a memory clock of MHz, while both solutions offer core clock frequencies of MHz. S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForce , and that it could render 2.
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The Savage XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated. At the bottom of the card, near the AGP interface are 3 jumpers. Its innovative feature-set included the following:. The most simplest way would be to attach a fan by means of screws, you know, re-use those fans that have been sitting in the storeroom since errr TV-Out No TV-Out is minor issue to most users, however it matters if you are an avid gamer and buy things like wireless keyboards and invest heavily on a nice flat TV!
Benchmarks were done in Windows 98 Ver 4. Because of this, two distinct card varieties were created the creation actually took place much earlier than thatthe high-performance Viper series, and the low-cost Stealth series of graphics accelerators.
This time around, armed with the Savage4, and stepping in right as Diamond’s former companion, 3dfx, stepped out, S3 is ready to make amends and get their name back into the eyes of the public.
Diamond Stealth III S540 graphics card – Savage4 Pro – 32 MB
While S3 was lurking in the background, Diamond made a few new friends by the names of 3Dfx now 3dfx and Rendition. Despite that, the loading time of games like NFS3 and Half-Life is very fast and during gameplay the S feels smooth and no freezes whatsoever!
Installation of the S is basically peanuts like installing any card, simply slide it in and fasten the screw! S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForceand that it could render 2. The next most important thing that the S lacks would be a TV-Out function.
The memory chips being used is the Mira 7ns type. Savage supported S3’s S3TC texture compression, a hardware transform and lighting engine named “S3TL”, and was eiamond with a “QuadTexture Engine” capable of a single quad-textured pixel per clock or 2 dual-textured pixels per clock.
The only real difference between the regular and Pro models is that the Pro allows for a memory clock of MHz, while both solutions offer core clock frequencies of MHz. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3.
S3 Savage – Wikipedia
The Diaomnd, Driver features and Programs. Savage was a product-line of PC graphics chipsets designed by S3. Savage4 was an evolution of Savage 3D technology in many ways. They added single-pass multi-texturing, meaning the board could sample 2 textures per pixel in one pass not one clock cycle through the rendering engine instead of halving its texture fillrate in dual-textured games like Savage 3D.
First Impressions Following the Diamond tradition, the S comes in a huge box that bears an attractive cover design, it is also nice to know that Diamond actually hires a designer to design the box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping.
Although the benchmarks do not show the RIVA TNT scorching ahead of the Savage4, it is quite enough to prove that S3 still hasn’t got what it takes to compete in the high-end video card sector sacage4. With Diamond’s desktop lineup being composed entirely by solutions from NVIDIA and S3, there must be an incredible level of attention paid to making sure that their own products don’t compete with one another.
Diamond Stealth III S Savage4 Pro
However if you intend to use TV out merely for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home! However the OpenGL performance really proved to be an eye-opener! However, by continuing with a bandwidth-constraining bit memory bus, S3 guaranteed this graphics card would never be a performance part under bit color.
This is a problem which most users will face, how do you exactly cool it? Nevertheless, the most obvious difference was the slightly brighter graphics. Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware.
Later on, an up and coming company named NVIDIA also joined the bunch, providing Diamond with a killer lineup of high performance 3D accelerators that were tailored to fit the needs of virtually every unique user.
These are the contents of the package: Only the high-quality texture capability from its S3TC support gave it good mind share with the gaming community. Measured in Reality Marks Benchmark Comments. Measured in Reality Marks.
According to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages The Savage4 series’ single cycle trilinear filtering and S3TC texture compression created a 3D card with exceptional image quality.