S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForce , and that it could render 2. 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. Case in point is the formerly dominant force in the video industry, S3. 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. Savage4 was an evolution of Savage 3D technology in many ways.

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S3 savage4 – Graphics Cards – Tom’s Hardware

While the Savage3D did manage to find its very own niche market with Super7 users as well as some graphice end Slot-1 users, the product itself as well as its drivers were quite immature and the product never really attained its full potential. 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.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3.

S3 Savage4

It’s easy to make a decision a3 what video card you want to buy in comparison to the difficult time the manufacturers have creating the products you want, while making a profit and remaining competitive.


It causes missing textures, errors in geometry and models, sagage4 minimal performance benefits. The MX had many similarities to Savage4 but had reduced clocks and added an integrated TV out function with optional Macrovision. Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product.

Crashman Jan 22,7: The Savage XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated.

Development of Savage as a discrete card was discontinued. As a high-performing solution, the Savage3D would offer the most bang for your buck, however the frame rate dreams of the Savage3D ended up being quite disappointing and therefore took it out of the run for the number one spot in the race for the 3D king last year. 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.

It was never sold, only prototypes exist. This page was last edited on 29 Mayat Anonymous Jan 22, They added single-pass multi-texturing, meaning the board could sample 2 textures per pixel in one pass not one clock cycle through the rendering engine instead of halving its texture fillrate in dual-textured games like Savage 3D.

S3 Graphics Savage 4 (Windows 2000/XP)

Views Read Edit View history. In earlyS3 retired the Savage3D and released the Savage4 family. Motherboard, or mouse problem? What else can I possibly do? In this respect at least, S3’s economical use of graphicd proved highly advantageous.

S3 Graphics Savage 4 (Windows /XP) Driver – TechSpot

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The only big-name to boast a truly reliable Savage3D solution was Hercules, a company whose devotion to quality led them to a discriminating process of hand picking Savage3D chips for their accelerators, which made Hercules’ Savage3D boards undoubtedly the best in the industry.

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S3 refined the chip, saavge4 hardware bugs and streamlining the chip for both cost reduction and performance.

Opening and closing windows will leave traces behind. When I check Device manager: S3 designed these chips for notebooks, but they were also sold as budget AGP graphics cards.

I’ve already tried downloading the latest drivers for my new card. What is wrong and what can I do about it? graphiccs

S3’s Savage3D, on paper, was a high-end solution capable of winning the elusive title of “Voodoo2-killer,” the most sought after champion of With the dawn of the 3D gaming era, S3, like a number of other former heavy weights such as Matrox and Number Nine, seemingly dropped off the face of w3 earth. Also, mimicking the latest from 3dfx and NVIDIA and soon to be Matroxthe Savage4 also supports the “oh-so-marketable” digital interface for flat panel LCD displays, a feature which will slowly gain popularity and eventually pick up as the desired output port on video cards when digital LCD monitors drop to a more reasonable price point.

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After WinME completes booting up, I see lines on my graphica. Will a new video card extend life? Getting strange mouse lag with new motherboard.