These are the contents of the package: Even though the core clock has changed the temperature of the graphics chip isn’t affected much. 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. General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset. The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre!
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Diamond Stealth III S graphics card Specs – CNET
Quake 3 Arena Test xx Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. 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. However, ciamond performance is also very different 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!
How much does the 41MHz increase to the Savage4 core clock and the additional 23MHz frequency in the memory clock affect performance? The next most important thing that the S lacks would be a TV-Out function.
VGA Legacy MKIII – Diamond Stealth III S (S3 Savage4 PRO)
TV-In would definitely make the S stand out of its competitors and although that adds a few more dollars to the cost, I think it’s defnitely a worthwhile choice!
Subscribe to our newsletter. 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 Installation, Driver features and Programs.
Diamond Stealth III S540 Xtreme Review
The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Quake 3 Arena Test xx16 Page Descent 3 xx16 DX6. 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!
Diamond Stealth III S540 (S3 Savage 4 Pro)
For the uninitiated, Mira is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, so it’s not some unknown brand. However if you intend to use TV out merely for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home! 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!
I guess this feature was meant for convenience, but since we all are so used to clicking the Start button, won’t diiamond become redundant? Expendable Demo xx32 Page 8: 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.
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. We measured only a 4C difference between the S and S Xtreme. The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre!
These are some of my first impressions on opening the box, hehe, so without further ado, let’s continue with the Technical Specifications!
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. Even though the core clock has changed the temperature of the graphics chip isn’t affected much.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The first thing you would notice about the cards is the lack of a fan.
The default Diamond applications started up together with the system and the most annoying thing about it is whenever you left click on a blank portion of the desktop, the Windows 98 Start Menu pops up. General Definitely, the biggest flaw xiamond this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset. I don’t know when: MS DirectX Version 6. 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!
TV-Out No TV-Out is minor issue to most users, however it matters if you are an avid gamer and buy things like wireless keyboards and invest heavily on a nice flat TV!