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! It causes missing textures, errors in geometry and models, and minimal performance benefits. Back to home page Return to top. The Savage4 Pro runs at a core clock speed of MHz, and because of the relatively cool operating temperature at MHz, Diamond saved a buck or two by refraining from outfitting the card with anything other than a simple passive heatsink. Whether the issues are a result of poor drivers or defective hardware is unknown.

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Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly. TV-In would definitely make the S ssvage out of its competitors and although that adds a few more dollars to the cost, I think it’s defnitely a worthwhile choice!

Unfortunately this means that the ability to overclock your memory well beyond MHz won’t be a feature the S will be boasting. See full item description. First Impressions Following the Diamond tradition, 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 ssdram, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping.

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 saage heavily on a nice flat TV! However, the performance is also very different Many of the Savage3D’s limitations were addressed by the Savage 4 chipset.

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Unfortunately for S3, deliveries of the Savage3D were hampered by poor manufacturing yields. Sdrqm don’t know when: Not only that, but S3TC allowed these much higher quality textures to be rendered with negligible performance impact.


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. Its innovative feature-set included the following:. Sign in for more lists. Measured in Reality Marks.

The next most important thing that the S lacks would be a TV-Out function. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab 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.

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Diamond Stealth III S540 Savage4 Pro

Despite that, the loading time of games like NFS3 and Half-Life is very fast and during gameplay the S feels diaomnd and no freezes whatsoever!

The S followed the general trend of Savage4 boards that have graced the AnandTech testing labs, as the card eagerly went up to MHz core already at MHz memory clock without a single problem, and without having to add any additional cooling. Also, the card was nicely detected and within several reboots I had the S running benchmarks, proving its ease of setting up!

A quick check with PowerStrip showed that dia,ond memory was running at At the same time, Diamond’s new InControl Tools 99 utility comes bundled with the card and should help make tweaking your diamonf a more pleasant experience.

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

On or before Fri. At the bottom of the card, near the AGP interface are 3 jumpers. Only the high-quality texture capability from its S3TC support gave it good davage share with the gaming community. Whether the issues are a result of poor drivers or defective hardware is unknown. Nevertheless, the most obvious difference was the slightly brighter graphics.


Drivers were again an issue with S3’s diamobd holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware. The Savage XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated. 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 diajond In earlyS3 retired the Savage3D and released the Savage4 family.

The other half of the 2D image quality equation comes from the design of the card itself, and in following with tradition Diamond, dlamond again, proves to have an excellent ability to keep 2D image quality competitive at higher seram. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. 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!