On paper, and even in the first few trials, the Savage 3D seemed like a true winner — a potential candidate for the “Voodoo2 killer” throne that the video market had so intently sought out. Reply with quote Re: Is it compatible with a AGP x8 slot voltage wise? Combined with poor drivers and the chip’s lack of multitexturing support, the Savage3D failed in the market. What does this mean?

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S3 Savage Discussion about old PC hardware. Which also is evident from the connector itself. Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly.

S3 Savage (Diamond Viper II)

Also it doesn’t like vertex arrays in GL either as much as other s3 savage 2000, causing some normals s3 savage 2000 break up as unintended such as in their favorite game, Quake III Arena and some glColor calls getting more saturated primary colors than the real color it tried to use.

I also wanted to try out Unreal Gold but didn’t see a way to get it to work with S3 Metal so I gave up. In this case we’ll hope that the Savage isn’t already hitting its performance limits and this will be corrected by updated e3. The initial benchmarks looked solid, the performance of the chipset was much improved over the old Savage3D and most of the bugs the original solution were fixed in the S3 savage 2000.

The mobile version was going to be called AlphaChrome but was otherwise completely identical. I Seem to remember some custom quake levels savag around too. Index On Paper 0. Missing out on something RG, you have one of these [S3 Savage ] yet? In this respect at least, S3’s economical use of transistors proved highly advantageous. Unfortunately, the final shipping product was nothing more than a buggy disappointment.


Retrieved from ” https: But also Diamond and S3 are s3 savage 2000 course known for screwing customers. It’s especially bad when they get mixed with textures that weren’t upgraded.

However, by continuing with a bandwidth-constraining bit memory bus, S3 guaranteed this graphics card would never be a performance part under bit color. Only Hercules, a company that no longer exists in the same form that they once did, saavge able to make a decent Savage 3D card, but only after hand picking the chips they would use on their s3 savage 2000 and running extensive tests on their products before finally allowing s3 savage 2000 into the hands of the consumers.

Curiously, S3’s legacy drivers page has no generic drivers at all for Savage 2K.

For the past two product releases, S3 has done very little to offer the market a competitive s3 savage 2000. But at the same time, remember that the Savage 3D and Savage 4 both exhibited a very similar trend in their performance where they maxed out long before they theoretically should have.

S3 Savage 2000 (Diamond Viper II)

The Ss3 articles were really bare not popular like say 3dfx so I filled in the Virge and Savage articles. A key sign of improvement was in the fact s3 savage 2000 Diamond S3 savage 2000, a major player that had dropped their original Savage 3D product, was now supporting the Savage4. This page was last edited on 29 Mayat And you get S3TC textures.


Savage4 was an evolution of Savage 3D s3 savage 2000 in many ways. They added savags 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.

I s3 savage 2000 know who buys cards from them these days.

Quality is ok but it probably has half of the sagage or less than UT99 with Metal. S3 designed these chips s3 savage 2000 notebooks, but they were also sold as budget AGP graphics cards.

Once s3 savage 2000 resolution increases, the Savage drops to well below the performance of the GeForce in bit color. S3 refined e3 chip, fixing hardware bugs and s3 savage 2000 the chip for both cost reduction and performance.

I tried it with Quake 3 and couldn’t feel a speed change but there were graphics issues that appeared. I bet that it would be a better experience than even faster cards stuck on the D3D driver.