In any case the default refresh rate for the S is The most simplest way would be to attach a fan by means of screws, you know, re-use those fans that have been sitting in the storeroom since errr Definitely not a buy for 3D intensive gamers! 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. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. MS DirectX Version 6.

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However if you intend to use TV out merely for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home! Right clicking on any part of the desktop brings up Diamond’s own menu, an eyesore really, considering the pause in between the menu loading, compared to the generic Windows 98! The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled.

Diamond Stealth III S Xtreme Review –

Most of us are familiar with Savage4 based graphics products. This Product is provided courtesy of. I wonder if this is Diamond’s intepretation of saving paper??? Demo xx16 Page 6: It’s redundant if you ask me.

However, the performance is also very different Descent 3 xx16 DX6. We measured only a 4C difference between the S and S Xtreme. The first thing you would notice about the cards is the lack of a fan. It seems that I have to open one end to get the video steaoth and the other end to the manuals and CDs, nothing difficult if the card is yours, since you simply rip open ioi package, something difficult for me since this is merely a loan!

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VGA Legacy MKIII – Diamond Stealth III S (S3 Savage4 PRO)

Expendable Demo xx32 Page 9: While S3 was lurking in the background, Diamond made a few new friends by the names of 3Dfx now 3dfx and Rendition. Within the huge S box, lies a packet, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels.

Unlike the TNT2, most Savage4 board manufacturers will be shipping their products at the dtealth time, but if you do happen to come across Diamond’s latest concoction, should you give ‘er a try?

As where indicated PII would mean I’m overclocking my system to 5. First Impressions Following wtealth 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 stealgh to design the box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping.

Descent 3 xx16 OpenGL Page Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench. Like the Diamond tradition, the S is “manual-less”. The S3 Savage4 Pro performance steakth definitely described by the word lacklustre! 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.

Measured in Reality Marks.

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. This time around, armed with the Savage4, and stepping in right as Diamond’s former companion, 3dfx, stepped out, S3 is ready to make amends and get their name back into the eyes of the public. The RAM clips 2 out of 3 are quite inaccessible. 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.

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Benchmarks were done in Windows 98 Ver 4. 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! Installation of the S is basically peanuts like installing any card, simply slide it in and fasten the screw!

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Later on, an up and coming company named NVIDIA also joined the bunch, providing Diamond with a killer lineup of high performance 3D accelerators that were tailored to fit the needs of virtually every unique user. The Installation, Driver features and Programs.

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!

This is a problem which most users will face, how do you exactly cool it?