TV-In would be nice although it is not exactly a must. Subscribe to our newsletter. Log in Don’t have an account? 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 design the box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping. More information on the Intel BX chipset here http: 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! Despite that, the loading time of games like NFS3 and Half-Life is very fast and during gameplay the S feels smooth and no freezes whatsoever!
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Diamond Stealth III S540 graphics card – Savage4 Pro – 32 MB
It seems like ages ago, a quickly growing company, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics accelerator. After all the hype of the upcoming “high-end” graphics cards, we feel that we should also look into the important area of the low and medium ranged graphic boards.
The memory chips being used is the Mira 7ns type. These are some of my first impressions on opening the box, hehe, so without further ado, let’s continue with the Technical Specifications!
Log in Don’t have an account? This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Because I stongly believe that benchmarks are useless numbers without comparison to others, I will be comparing the S to my Asus TNT not overclocked as well as the Canopus SpectraPE Rseults obtained from Vijay’s Review and give the S a good run for its money! I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results!
Also, the card was nicely detected and within several reboots I had the S running benchmarks, proving its ease of setting up! S3 Metal support for the Unreal series meant high-res textures making UT99 a joy to play.
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We also included the results of some of the more expensive top dogs into the review to provide an idea where the performance of these medium range graphics boards sit. Expendable Demo xx32 Page 9: The RAM clips 2 out of 3 are quite inaccessible. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
With Diamond’s desktop lineup being composed entirely by solutions from NVIDIA and S3, there must be an incredible level of attention paid to making sure that their own products don’t compete with one another. At the time I was running a Matsonic Super Socket7 motherboard based on the Ali Aladdin V chipset and it worked well with pretty much every game with only a few exceptions until S3 got their act together and released better drivers.
At the bottom of the card, near the Dlamond interface are 3 jumpers.
Shogo xx16 Fortress Page 5: This Product is provided courtesy of. Demo xx16 Page 6: 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 design the box, diamojd getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping.
Otherwise, operate the computer in a air-conditioned room without the casing on, that pretty much solved the problem since the S kept locking up every 15 minutes into my Half-Life game grrr!
The first thing you would notice about the diamonv is the lack of a fan. Quake 3 Arena Test xx16 Page 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.
It seems that I have to open one end to get the video card and the other end to the manuals and CDs, nothing difficult if the card is yours, since you simply rip open the package, something difficult for me since this is merely a loan! MS Windows 98 Build 4.
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.
Right clicking on any part of the desktop brings up Diamond’s own menu, an duamond really, considering the pause in between the menu loading, compared to the generic Windows 98!
Diamond Stealth III S graphics card – Savage4 Pro+ – 16 MB Overview – CNET
This site hosts no abandonware. Even though the core clock has changed the temperature of the graphics chip isn’t affected much. How Does This Board Perform? The Installation, Driver features and Programs.
TNL is not needed in my case. I’m also interested in knowing whether or not the card will work with an overclocked AGP bus. Quake 3 Arena Test xx