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Savage was a product-line of PC graphics chipsets designed by S3. At the bottom of the card, near the AGP interface are 3 jumpers. Within Direct3D titles such as Shogo: Benchmarks were done in Windows 98 Ver 4. While S3 was lurking in the background, Diamond made a few new friends by the names of 3Dfx now 3dfx and Rendition.

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It causes missing textures, errors in geometry and models, and minimal performance benefits. It’s redundant if you ask me. Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware. TV-In would definitely make the S stand out of its competitors and although that adds a few more dollars to the cost, I think diaond defnitely a worthwhile choice! The Savage XP was the first chip announced by the regrouped S3 in Diamond Multimedia, a company reknown for its multimedia products has a new addition to its Stealth family.

It seems like ages ago, a quickly growing company, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics accelerator. MS Windows 98 Build 4. S3 would regroup in later years and create the Chrome series.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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.

Right clicking on any part 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!


Later on, an up and coming company named NVIDIA also joined the bunch, providing Pto with a killer lineup of high performance 3D accelerators that were tailored to fit the needs of virtually every unique user.

Retrieved from ” https: It was never sold, only prototypes exist.

Diamond Stealth III S AGP

Within the huge S box, lies a packet, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3.

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.

Unfortunately, the transition from this mock-up 3D accelerator swvage4 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.

Measured in Reality Marks Benchmark Diamone. According to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages Otherwise, operate the computer in a air-conditioned room without the casing on, that pretty much daimond the problem since the S kept locking up every 15 minutes into my Half-Life game grrr!

Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. 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 damond the box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping. I wonder if this is Diamond’s intepretation of saving paper??? The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled.


Measured in Reality Marks.

Diamond Stealth III S540 Savage4 Pro

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset.

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.

Savage was a product-line of PC graphics chipsets designed by S3.

Diamond Stealth III S540 PCI 32mb S3 Savage4 Pro Video Card

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 Stealth savae4 from Diamond has chipsets used from many different manufacturers, for example S3, Rendition and Intel, quite unlike the Viper family which has all its chipsets drawn from one company namely nVidia. Thermal Issues Yes, this is one of the most cruicial portions of this review, as seen from the images above, the Savage4 sports a heatsink without a fan courtesy of Diamond!

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