Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product. S3 would regroup in later years and create the Chrome series. Within Direct3D titles such as Shogo: VIA Technologies x86 processors. Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly.

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Its innovative feature-set included the following:. However, by continuing with a bandwidth-constraining bit memory bus, S3 guaranteed this graphics card would never be a performance part under bit color. This page was last edited on 29 Mayat VIA Technologies x86 processors. S3 refined the chip, fixing hardware bugs and streamlining the chip for both cost graphids and performance.

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S3 Savage – Wikipedia

S3 designed these chips for notebooks, but they were also sold as budget AGP graphics cards. It was never sold, only prototypes exist.

In this respect graphicd least, S3’s economical use of transistors proved highly advantageous. Savage was a product-line of PC graphics chipsets designed by S3.

The MX had many similarities to Savage4 but had reduced clocks s3 graphics inc.savage ix added an inc.aavage TV out function with optional Macrovision. Only the high-quality texture capability from its S3TC support gave it good mind share with the gaming community.

Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly. Not only that, but S3TC allowed these much higher quality textures to be rendered with negligible performance impact.

Savage4 was an evolution of Savage 3D technology in many ways. They could be equipped s3 graphics inc.savage ix MiB memory.

The Savage4 series’ single cycle trilinear filtering and S3TC texture compression created a 3D card with exceptional image quality.

In earlyS3 retired the Savage3D and released the Savage4 family. Development ixx Savage as a discrete card was discontinued. They added single-pass multi-texturing, meaning the board could sample 2 textures per pixel in one pass not one clock cycle innc.savage the rendering engine instead of halving its texture fillrate in dual-textured games like Savage 3D.

Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made gtaphics real effort to ship a Savage3D product. Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware. The compressed textures were a vast improvement over the standard textures used on all inc.safage cards.

The S3 graphics inc.savage ix XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated.

Savage supported S3’s S3TC texture compression, a hardware transform and lighting engine s3 graphics inc.savage ix “S3TL”, and was equipped with a “QuadTexture Engine” capable of a single quad-textured pixel per clock or 2 dual-textured pixels per clock.

Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at s3 graphics inc.savage ix older 3.

32bit INF file for VIA/S3 graphic driver v6.13.10.7036

S3 Graphics graphics processors. Unfortunately for S3, deliveries of the Savage3D were hampered by poor manufacturing yields. Many of the Savage3D’s limitations were addressed by the Savage 4 chipset.

The Savage XP was the first chip announced by the regrouped S3 in The 3D engine had texture fill-rate potentially equivalent to S3 graphics inc.savage ix at the same clock speed. Retrieved from ” https: Within Direct3D titles such as Shogo: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Combined with poor drivers and the chip’s lack of multitexturing s3 graphics inc.savage ix, the Savage3D failed in the market.