Definitely not a buy for 3D intensive gamers! The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. Diamond Multimedia , F. Whereas the MonsterSound lineup was targeted at no-holds-barred gamers, the Sonic Impact cards were more generally aimed, and were cheaper and less powerful. It’s redundant if you ask me. Descent 3 xx16 DX6 Page

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The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled. 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 box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping. 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.

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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! 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.

Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX wtealth professional workstation graphics card. This chip was rather slow and basic.

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However the OpenGL performance really proved to be an eye-opener! Quake 3 Arena Test xx32 Page 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 audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time.

Expendable Demo xx32 Page 9: Otherwise it was technically identical to the original Monster Sound. Diamond Viper Resource Pageaccessed March 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.

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The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre! As mentioned earlier, I tried iki overclock the card but PowerStrip refused to let me try speeds above Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Quake 3 Arena Test xx The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and Demo xx16 Page 6: Growth in the add-on sound card market, also an ongoing Diamond business, was tempered by the bankruptcy of Dikond Semiconductor and subsequent asset purchase by vertically-integrated Creative Technologies.

Whereas the MonsterSound lineup was targeted at no-holds-barred gamers, the Sonic Impact cards were more generally aimed, and were cheaper and less powerful. Shogo xx16 Fortress Page 5: Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced. dimonx

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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! Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? Definitely not a buy for 3D intensive gamers! According to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards.

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In SLI, a pair of Voodoo2 boards splits the effort of rendering the 3D scene between alternating raster lines, allowing performance to be nearly doubled. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Commons category link from Wikidata Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia. Otherwise, kii 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 dimonc into my Half-Life game grrr!

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.