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! Subscribe to our newsletter. Let’s look at our game benchmark test suite and find out. 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! I guess this feature was meant for convenience, but since we all are so used to clicking the Start button, won’t it become redundant?

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Diamond Stealth III S540 32mb VGA AGP Video Card S3 Savage 4 Pro Vintage

Most of us are familiar with Savage4 based graphics products. TV-In would be nice although it is not exactly a must. Descent 3 xx16 OpenGL Page Post Your Comment Please stealty in or sign up to comment.

MS DirectX Version 6. Diamojd are some of my first impressions on opening the box, hehe, so without further ado, let’s continue with the Technical Specifications!

Subscribe to our newsletter. How much does the 41MHz increase to the Savage4 core clock and the additional 23MHz frequency in the memory clock affect performance? Descent 3 xx16 DX6. Demo xx16 Page 6: However the OpenGL performance really proved to be an eye-opener! Descent 3 xx16 DX6 Page Expendable Demo xx32 Page 9: 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.

But the only useful feature of TV out surfaces if you do not have things like a VCD player or DVD player to hook on to the TV, this is also when you gather the whole family around with some snacks and sit down to watch a movie or two! Measured in Reality Marks. Within the huge S box, lies a packet, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels.

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I wonder if this is Diamond’s intepretation of saving paper??? 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 stealt 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!

While S3 was lurking in the background, Diamond made a few new friends by the names of 3Dfx now 3dfx and Rendition. 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.

Also, the card was nicely detected and within several reboots I had the S running benchmarks, proving its ease of setting up! Let’s look at our game benchmark test suite and find out.

Unfortunately, the transition from this mock-up 3D accelerator market to the powerful 3D industry of today was ill made by S3, and the company faded into the shadows shealth to be heard from for quite some time. Expendable Demo xx32 Page 8: The Stealth family from Diamond has chipsets used from many diamobd manufacturers, for example S3, Rendition and Intel, quite unlike the Viper family which has all its chipsets drawn from one company namely nVidia.

Shogo xx16 Fortress Page 5: First Impressions Following the Diamond s40, 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.

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Few technical specifications are found on the box and there is only a six page installation guide which is just the size of a CD cover. The next most important thing that the S lacks would be a TV-Out function. It sstealth like ages ago, a quickly growing company, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics accelerator.

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