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! I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results! Installation of the S is basically peanuts like installing any card, simply slide it in and fasten the screw! Diamond needs to spend more time re-considering that feature! In any case the default refresh rate for the S is

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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 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.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. In any case the default refresh rate for the S is It’s redundant if you ask me.

However, the performance is also very different It seems like ages ago, a quickly growing company, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics accelerator. Within the huge S box, lies a packet, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels.

Diamond Stealth III S Savage4 Pro

At the bottom of the card, near the AGP interface are 3 jumpers. Diamond needs to spend more time re-considering that feature! 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! 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!


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

Diamond Stealth III S540 Savage4 Pro

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! However if you intend to use TV out merely for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home!

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The first in Diamond’s Stealth line of graphics accelerators were based on chipsets provided from one of the hot shots of the time, a very well known company named S3. As where indicated PII would mean I’m overclocking my system to 5. 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!


However the OpenGL performance really proved to be an eye-opener! 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!

Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench. Because of this, e540 distinct card varieties were created the creation actually took place much earlier diamonv thatthe high-performance Viper series, and the low-cost Stealth series of graphics accelerators. Unlike the TNT2, most Savage4 board manufacturers will be shipping their products at the same time, but if you do happen to come across Diamond’s latest concoction, should you give ‘er a try?

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I don’t know when: The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre! Benchmarks were done in Srealth 98 Ver 4. Also, the card was nicely detected and within several reboots I had the S running benchmarks, proving its ease of setting up! Measured in Reality Marks.

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. MS Tsealth Version 6. This Product is provided courtesy of. While S3 was lurking in the background, Diamond made a few new friends by the names of 3Dfx now 3dfx and Rendition.

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