Apr 27, Sign in for more lists. It was never sold, only prototypes exist. In AnandTech’s tests, the Savage4 core was able to go up to MHz without a problem, with MHz being a little unstable, and anything above MHz behaving quite erratic. Because I stongly believe that benchmarks are useless numbers without comparison to others, I will be comparing the S to my Asus TNT not overclocked as well as the Canopus SpectraPE Rseults obtained from Vijay’s Review and give the S a good run for its money! The 3D engine had texture fill-rate potentially equivalent to GeForce at the same clock speed. However, the performance is also very different
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Diamond Stealth III S540 32mb VGA AGP Video Card S3 Savage 4 Pro Vintage
Only one major savzge, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Unfortunately it seemed like x was the absolute max for the S in terms of bearable quality, with everything above that mark experiencing a significant drop off of image quality.
Retrieved from ” https: It causes missing textures, errors in geometry and models, and minimal performance benefits. When Savagr finally returned to the scene looking for their old pals at Diamond to welcome them back with open arms, the bitter rejection of S3’s at the time flagship Savage3D design by Diamond put the once gigantic video manufacturer in their place, back at the drawing boards.
Something else woth mentioning was that the contents of the box were pretty firm and didn’t rattle about as I brought it home. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3. Log in Don’t have an account? The Savage XP was the first chip announced by the regrouped S3 in The RAM clips 2 out ssdram 3 are quite inaccessible. Installation of the S is wavage peanuts like installing any card, simply slide it in and fasten the screw!
Diamond Savage 4 SDRAM Video Card 140 TV 22030545-001B
The first in Diamond’s Stealth line of graphics accelerators were based on chipsets provided from one of the hot shots of the time, a very well known company named S3. Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly. A quick check with PowerStrip showed that the memory was running at Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware.
The next most important thing that the S lacks would be a TV-Out function. The heatsink is too small to attach an older fan to, however if you can find another way of attaching a fan to the heatsink then you may be able to overclock the core of the Savage4 Pro a little higher than with just the heatsink alone.
Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. However if you intend to use TV out merely for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home!
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svaage Unfortunately, the transition from this mock-up 3D accelerator market to the powerful 3D industry of today was ill made by S3, and the company faded into the shadows not to be heard from for quite some time. Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench.
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Views Read Edit View history. The default Diamond applications started up together with the system and the most annoying thing about it is whenever you left click on a blank portion of the desktop, the Windows 98 Start Menu pops up.
Right clicking on any savahe of the desktop brings up Diamond’s own menu, an eyesore really, considering the pause in between the menu loading, compared to the generic Windows 98!
Nevertheless, the most obvious difference was the slightly brighter graphics. The most simplest way would be to attach savave fan by means of screws, you know, re-use those fans that have been sitting in the storeroom since errr General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset. VIA Technologies x86 processors. Contrary to what was originally thought, the S does not feature a TV-out or digital flat panel out port.
Definitely not a buy for 3D intensive gamers!
The Card – Diamond Stealth III S Savage4 Pro
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Also, the card was nicely detected and within several reboots I had the S running benchmarks, proving its ease of setting up!
As where indicated PII would mean I’m overclocking my system to 5. They could be equipped with MiB memory.