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 Savage4 series’ single cycle trilinear filtering and S3TC texture compression created a 3D card with exceptional image quality. They could be equipped with MiB memory. Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3. 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.
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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. 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.
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S3’s yield problems forced Hercules to hand pick usable chips from the silicon wafers. Log in Don’t have an account? VIA Technologies x86 processors.
Or diamod Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? Only the high-quality texture capability from its S3TC support gave it good mind share with the gaming community. Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly.
Retrieved from ” https: 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.
Whether the issues are a result of poor drivers or defective hardware is unknown. This page was last edited on 29 Mayat Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although dia,ond the older 3.
Savage was a product-line of PC graphics chipsets designed by Diwmond.
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S3 Graphics graphics processors. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In earlyS3 retired the Savage3D and released the Savage4 family. Views Read Edit View history. While S3 was lurking in the background, Diamond made a few new friends by the names of 3Dfx now 3dfx and Rendition. The Savage XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated.
The mobile version was going to be called AlphaChrome but was otherwise completely identical.
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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. 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.
Many of the Savage3D’s limitations were addressed by the Savage 4 chipset. S3 saavge4 regroup in later years and create the Chrome series. The compressed textures were a vast improvement over the standard textures used on all other cards. This time around, armed with diaond 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.
It was never sold, only prototypes exist. The Stealth 3D would prove to be a member of a multiplying faction of “3D” accelerators of the time, which actually barely resemble today’s wave of standard 3D accelerators in the least. Within Direct3D titles such as Shogo: S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForceand that it could render 2.
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. Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product. idamond
However, by continuing with a bandwidth-constraining bit memory bus, S3 guaranteed this graphics card would never be a performance part under savaeg4 color. Combined with poor drivers and the chip’s lack of multitexturing support, the Savage3D failed in the market. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.