Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. They could be equipped with MiB memory. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. S3’s yield problems forced Hercules to hand pick usable chips from the silicon wafers. You are logged in as. Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. They added single-pass multi-texturing, meaning the board could sample 2 textures per pixel in one pass not one clock cycle through the rendering engine instead of halving its texture fillrate in dual-textured games like Savage 3D.

It was never sold, only prototypes exist.

Flaming or offending other users. Login or create an account to post a review. Thank You for Submitting Your Review,! In this respect at least, S3’s economical use of transistors proved highly advantageous. S3 Graphics graphics processors. S3 designed these chips for notebooks, but they were also sold as budget AGP graphics cards. The MX had many similarities to Savage4 but had reduced clocks and added an integrated TV out function with optional Macrovision.


S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForceand prosavwge it could render 2. If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment.

Click here to review our site terms of use. The Savage XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated.

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Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly. Combined with poor drivers and the chip’s lack of multitexturing support, the Savage3D failed in the market. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site.

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S3 refined the chip, fixing hardware bugs and streamlining the chip for both cost reduction and performance. Savage4 was an evolution of Savage 3D technology in many ways. The Savage XP was the first chip announced by the regrouped S3 in Thank You for Submitting a Reply,! Advertisements or commercial links. Not only that, but S3TC allowed these much higher quality textures to be rendered with negligible performance impact. However, by continuing with a bandwidth-constraining bit memory bus, S3 guaranteed this graphics card would never be a performance part under bit color.


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In earlyS3 retired the Savage3D and released the Savage4 family. You are logged in as. It causes prosavaye textures, errors in geometry and models, and minimal performance benefits. The compressed textures were a vast improvement over the standard textures used on all other cards. The Savage4 series’ single cycle trilinear filtering and S3TC texture compression created a 3D card with exceptional image quality.