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 15″ anytime! This time around, armed with the Savage4, and stepping in right as Diamond’s former companion, 3dfx, stepped out, S3 is ready to make amends and get their name back into the eyes of the public. The only real difference between the regular and Pro models is that the Pro allows for a memory clock of MHz, while both solutions offer core clock frequencies of MHz. However the OpenGL performance really proved to be an eye-opener! Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? How Does This Board Perform? Definitely not a buy for 3D intensive gamers!

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Diamond Stealth III S540 Savage4 Pro

Expendable Demo xx32 Page 9: Even stealtu the core clock has changed the temperature of the graphics chip isn’t affected much. 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 steatlh I wonder if this is Diamond’s intepretation of saving paper???

General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset. This isn’t a big deal, but should you want to upgrade your RAM, you would have to remove the S first, which is very inconvinent!


I don’t know when: Descent 3 xx16 OpenGL. According to Iiu tests the Spectra manages dtealth The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre! In any case the default refresh rate for the S is 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.

It’s redundant if you ask me. Expendable Demo xx32 Page 8: As where indicated PII would mean I’m overclocking my system to 5.

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However, the performance is also very different Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench. 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! Descent 3 xx16 DX6 Page I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results!

Shogo xx16 Fortress Page 5: 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.

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.

Demo xx16 Page 6: 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. The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled. 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.


This is a problem which most users will face, how do you exactly cool it?

VGA Legacy MKIII – Diamond Stealth III S (S3 Savage4 PRO)

IBM puts Linux on laptop. Nevertheless, the most obvious difference was the slightly brighter graphics. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. Within the huge S box, lies a packet, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels. The Stealth family from Diamond has chipsets used from many different manufacturers, for example S3, Rendition and Intel, quite unlike the Viper family which has all its chipsets drawn from one company namely nVidia.

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 box is plastered with information and boasts the advantages of owning a S over the 3dfx Voodoo3. This Product is provided courtesy of.

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