When S3 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. 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. S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForce , and that it could render 2. It causes missing textures, errors in geometry and models, and minimal performance benefits. The Savage XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3.
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Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? 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.
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Diamond Stealth III S540 Savage4 Pro
The 3D engine had diammond fill-rate potentially equivalent to GeForce at the same clock speed. S3 designed these chips for notebooks, but they were also sold as budget AGP graphics cards.
In this respect at least, S3’s economical use of transistors proved highly advantageous. Savage4 was an evolution of Savage 3D technology in many ways. Savage was a product-line of PC graphics chipsets designed by S3. Unlike the TNT2, most Savage4 board manufacturers will be shipping their products at the same time, but if you do happen to come across Diamond’s latest concoction, should you give ‘er a try?
At the same time, Diamond’s new InControl Tools 99 utility comes bundled with the card and should help make tweaking your card a more pleasant experience.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. S3’s yield problems forced Hercules to hand pick usable chips from the silicon wafers. Within Direct3D titles such as Shogo: Savage supported S3’s S3TC texture compression, a hardware transform and lighting engine named “S3TL”, and was equipped with a “QuadTexture Engine” capable of a single quad-textured pixel per clock or 2 dual-textured pixels per clock.
They could be equipped with MiB memory. 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. Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product.
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Retrieved from ” https: Log in Don’t have an account? VIA Technologies x86 processors. Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware.
When S3 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.
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. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3. Combined with poor drivers and the chip’s lack of multitexturing support, the Savage3D failed in the market.
Diamond Stealth III S Savage4 Pro
Other than those differences, the S is your run of the mill Savage4 board, however in order to establish any major differences let’s take a closer look at the card itself.
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.
S3 Graphics graphics processors. It causes missing textures, errors in geometry and models, and minimal performance benefits.
It seems like ages ago, a quickly growing company, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics accelerator.