I wouldn’t expect much from these as all the big tech websites show it lagging seriously behind most everything else in games testing. 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. Development of Savage as a discrete card was discontinued. The Savage4 allows for a number of different memory configurations, allowing for manufacturers to custom make their products fit the price and performance needs of their target market. Its innovative feature-set included the following:. I haven’t used one before but read it on another thread. VIA Technologies x86 processors.

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Reply with quote Diamond S3 Savage 4 Question. The compressed textures were a vast improvement over the standard textures used on all other cards. If you are to choose the latter option, times d3 a bit less fast paced and competitive, however the challenge is equally as great if not greater.

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S3 refined the chip, fixing hardware bugs and streamlining the chip for both cost reduction and performance. Development of Savage as a discrete card was discontinued. Reply with quote Re: Shame the Savage 4 Xtreme versions seem quite hard to find. The only big-name to boast a truly reliable Savage3D solution was Hercules, a company whose devotion to quality led them to a discriminating process of hand picking Savage3D chips for their accelerators, which made Hercules’ Savage3D boards undoubtedly the best in the industry.


Does anyone know anything about the 2D core of the Savsge4 S3 Savage 4 pr card?

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Also, mimicking the latest from 3dfx and NVIDIA and soon to be Matroxthe Savage4 also supports the “oh-so-marketable” digital interface for flat panel LCD displays, a feature which will slowly gain popularity and eventually pick up as the desired output port on video cards when digital LCD monitors drop to a more reasonable price point. What S3 needed was another chance, should the market give them another chance and more importantly, is it worth re-visiting S3 after what they pulled with the Savage3D?

S3’s yield problems forced Hercules to hand pick usable chips from the silicon wafers. S3 designed these chips for notebooks, but they were also sold as budget AGP graphics cards. This site hosts no abandonware. S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForceand that it could render 2.

I haven’t used one before but read it on another thread. Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product.

Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3. In resolution it’s not bad and it scales well, but as soon as you step up to or resolutions it takes a massive hit. I understand that at the time the Savage 4 got released, 3D was all the rage so it’s going to be hard finding any info on the 2D aspect of this savafe4. The mobile version was going to be called AlphaChrome but was otherwise completely identical.

Bus should not make a difference. Consider Trio3Ds, they savage bit 2D as well.


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S3’s Savage3D, on paper, was a high-end solution capable of winning the elusive title of “Voodoo2-killer,” the most sought after champion of The MX had many similarities to Savage4 but had reduced clocks and added an integrated TV out function with optional Macrovision. Case in point is the formerly dominant force in the video industry, S3. Diamond S3 Savage 4 Question. It’s easy to make a decision on what video card you want to buy in comparison to the difficult time the manufacturers have creating the products you want, while making a profit and remaining competitive.

S3 Graphics graphics processors. Originally on top of the game before the 3D revolution in the mid’s, S3 controlled a large portion of the market simply because they could produce competitive 2D accelerators that performed well, and could be molded to fit virtually any desktop situation.

While the Savage3D did manage to find its very safage4 niche market with Super7 users as well as some lower end Slot-1 users, the product itself as well as its drivers were quite immature and the product never really attained its full potential.

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S3 would regroup in later years and create the Chrome series. Whether the issues are a result of poor drivers or defective hardware is unknown.