Like Savage4, this chip was somewhat popular for Unreal Tournament. What else can I possibly do? Combined with poor drivers and the chip’s lack of multitexturing support, the Savage3D failed in the market. Gainward Cardexpert SG4 The Savage4 builds on the stack of the Savage3D’s original features, adding such important features as single-pass multi-texturing and bringing back the old strengths of the Savage3D such as the texture compression that filled so many screen shots last year. S3 refined the chip, fixing hardware bugs and streamlining the chip for both cost reduction and performance. Thanks for the suggestions. Savage was a product-line of PC graphics chipsets designed by S3.

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If you pick the former, you’re in for a rough ride, as the competitive nature of manufacturers in the video industry will keep you on your e3. Released June 10, S3 Trio3D lacks support for S3D titles.

The original chip and the VX have inadequate performance outside of S3D games. Ncogneto Jan 22,3: An evolution of the This is all I can tell you, if that doesn’t help maybe someone else can offer you more.

Offered good value for the money at the time. They could be equipped with MiB memory. Enter the Savage4 This time around, 3dfx isn’t the competition, NVIDIA isn’t the one to topple, and Matrox isn’t the one S3 needs to be guarding their customers from, instead, this time around S3 is looking to be the best they can be, not the best in the market. Thanks for the suggestions.


Crashman Jan 22,6: Savzge4 i used interleaved memory.

But in the grand scheme of things, it would take much more than Hercules, a company much smaller than the Diamonds and Creatives out there to save S3’s rear with the Savage3D. The chipset also requires an AGP driver, available from your motherboard manufacturer. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

S3 savage4 – Graphics Cards – Tom’s Hardware

VIA Technologies x86 processors. What else can I possibly do? Like Savage4, this chip was somewhat popular for Unreal Tournament. High performance GUI accelerators during and The 3D engine had texture fill-rate savagge4 equivalent to GeForce at the same clock speed. This page was last modified on 6 Decemberat The family includes the, and chips.

This is the path companies such as 3dfx and NVIDIA have stuck to, and as you can tell by the intense competition that exists between their products as well as between their users.

It was to savag4 a fully Direct3D 7 compliant part, meaning support for a hardware transform and lighting engine.

S3 Savage4

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. Compared to Savage4, it has twice the pixel throughput per clock, and potentially quadruple the texture processing rate.

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S3 would regroup in later years and create the Chrome series. Basically, as a manufacturer looking to produce a low-cost, high-performance video solution, you are placed under the same expectations as the big boys, but you’re now limited by cost.

The Savage XP was the first chip announced by the regrouped S3 in There is a choice, as a manufacturer, that you must make before beginning production on any new video solution: In this respect at least, S3’s economical use of transistors proved highly advantageous. 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.

The compressed textures were a vast improvement over the standard textures used on all other cards. Its performance is similar to Voodoo Banshee or Matrox Gand its image quality is excellent.