I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results! The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre! Although the benchmarks do not show the RIVA TNT scorching ahead of the Savage4, it is quite enough to prove that S3 still hasn’t got what it takes to compete in the high-end video card sector yet. These are the contents of the package: Well, I did not try plucking the heatsink off the Savage4 chip, but I guess that the heatsink is bonded by the normal paste like grey thermal compound, not like others which are bonded by adhesive so strong they could survive an earthquake intact! The Installation, Driver features and Programs. How Does This Board Perform?

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The first thing you would notice about the cards is the lack of a fan.

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. Descent 3 xx16 OpenGL Page Quake 3 Arena Test xx32 Page Descent 3 xx16 DX6.

Diamond Stealth III S540 Xtreme Review

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. It’s redundant if you ask me.

The next most important thing that the S lacks would be a TV-Out function. Something else woth mentioning was that the contents of the box were pretty firm and didn’t rattle about as I brought it home. Benchmarks were done in Windows 98 Ver 4. This Product is provided iik of.

Diamond Stealth III S Xtreme Review

We measured only a 4C difference between the S and S Xtreme. Well, I did not try plucking the heatsink off the Savage4 chip, but I guess that the heatsink is bonded by the normal paste like grey thermal compound, not like others which are bonded by adhesive so strong they could iiii an earthquake stealhh As mentioned earlier, I tried to overclock the card but PowerStrip refused to let me try speeds above 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 not to be heard from for quite some time.


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This isn’t a big diaond, but should you want to upgrade your RAM, you would have to remove the S first, which is very inconvinent! Measured in Reality Marks Benchmark Comments. Most of us are familiar with Savage4 based graphics products. While it may not be of importance to most users, TV-Out was certainly a must for me when I consider buying a video card, because my TV is not too far away from where my computer is placed and playing games on a 29″ Toshiba screen sure beats a Viewsonic sgealth anytime!

How much does the 41MHz increase to the Savage4 core clock and the additional 23MHz frequency in the memory clock affect performance?

It seems like ages ago, a quickly growing company, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics w540. Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4?

The memory chips being used is the Mira 7ns type. 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!

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I’m sure many BH6 owners would also gripe about this, definitely more so for us testers. 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.

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Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench. 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.

The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. The default Diamond applications started up together with the system and the most annoying thing about s40 is whenever you left click on a blank portion of the desktop, the Windows 98 Start Menu pops up. 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?

Diamond Stealth III S540 (S3 Savage 4 Pro)

According to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages 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! Final Reality has quite a nice set of screenshots during testing, unfortunately, telling the image quality between the RIVA TNT chipset against the S is very much like telling the difference between the two ants crawling across my table right now!

The RAM clips 2 out of 3 are quite inaccessible.