DIAMOND S540 DRIVER

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. How much does the 41MHz increase to the Savage4 core clock and the additional 23MHz frequency in the memory clock affect performance? 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. I guess this feature was meant for convenience, but since we all are so used to clicking the Start button, won’t it become redundant? The box is plastered with information and boasts the advantages of owning a S over the 3dfx Voodoo3. The Stealth family from Diamond has chipsets used from many different manufacturers, for example S3, Rendition and Intel, quite unlike the Viper family which has all its chipsets drawn from one company namely nVidia.

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Measured in Reality Marks Benchmark Comments. 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.

Diamone to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. Descent 3 xx16 DX6. Definitely not diaond buy for 3D intensive gamers! As mentioned earlier, I tried to overclock the card but PowerStrip refused to let me try speeds above 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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Descent 3 xx16 OpenGL. The first thing you would notice about the cards is the lack of a fan. Benchmarks were done in Windows 98 Ver 4.

Other than those differences, the S is your run of the mill Savage4 board, however in order to establish any major differences let’s take a closer look at the card itself. The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled.

Diamond Stealth III S graphics card – Savage4 Pro+ – 16 MB Overview – CNET

More information on the Intel BX chipset here http: 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. It appears that Diamond never offered their own official drivers for the card under that OS.

This site hosts no abandonware. 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 diamonnd and invest heavily on a nice flat TV! At the bottom of the card, near the AGP interface are 3 jumpers.

Diamond Stealth III S540 graphics card – Savage4 Pro+ – 16 MB

The box is plastered with information and boasts the advantages of owning a S over the 3dfx Voodoo3. Quake 3 Arena Test xx32 Page 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.

Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? These are the contents of the package: These are dimond of my first impressions on opening the box, hehe, so without further ado, let’s continue with the Technical Specifications! As where indicated PII would mean I’m overclocking my system to 5.

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Most of us are familiar with Savage4 based graphics products. The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre! I don’t know when: Unfortunately, the transition from this mock-up 3D accelerator market to the powerful 3D industry of today was ill made by S3, and the company faded into the shadows not to be heard from for quite some time. diamohd

The Installation, Driver features and Programs. 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 eiamond for me since this is merely a loan!

Diamond Stealth III S540 graphics card – Savage4 Pro – 32 MB

I am interested in using it in a retro gaming PC, but am primarily concerned about getting it to function properly in Windows 3. General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset.

diamojd 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? Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. MS DirectX Version 6.