On the plus side, this means that it's well tuned to S3's hardware, and very fast; Glide has the same advantages on 3dfx hardware.
And you get S3TC textures.
Current hot 3D cards are famous for not working on older, cheaper motherboards with low-power linear voltage regulators, for instance, and there are lots of games that misbehave on one card or another, until a patch to fix them comes out.S3TC uses rather heavy compression, though, and makes lower resolution textures very ugly and chunky.At 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 resolution, it roughly equals the performance of a more expensive SDR GeForce, and it's actually faster at higher resolutions.Buy something with nvidia's GeForce, or faster GeForce DDR, chipset.And here I was thinking I was an old fart with my core2duo laptop.But we've heard that before.K8N800, kN400, p4M800, p4M800Pro, p4M890, p4M900, pM880.Ubuntu above.04.3 has issues with the Savage video chip.And the Viper II worked.I also wanted to try out Unreal Gold but didn't see a way to get it to work with S3 Metal so I gave.
OpenGL just couldn't be used; any program that tried to use it crashed.
If you want to wind up the card's clock speed (with, for instance, PowerStrip ) then it might be an idea to attach a little fan to the heat sink.
Before the production chipset arrived, S3"d some most impressive numbers from a 200MHz version of the chip, but actually making these in quantity appeared to be beyond their capabilities.This might not be a bad idea for Australian users, anyway; the.18 micron manufacturing process used in the Savage 2000 chip keeps its temperature down somewhat, but it still runs hot.No post on 815 and my nforce2 board had a glowing red LED that scared me out of even touching the power button.GeForce2, quadro2, geForce3, quadro DDC GeForce4, quadro4 GeForce FX, quadro FX GeForce 6xxx GeForce 7xxx blasterball 3 registration crack para GeForce 8xxx GeForce 9xxx GeForce GTX 2xx ATI: All Radeon chips up to R6xx Radeon 2xxx Radeon 3xxx Matrox: G100 G200 G400 G450 G550 Parhelia SiS: S3: savage 4 savage.The included DVD player software is Zoran's OK-but-not-great SoftDVD.In a fast moving game, though, it's surprising how little this matters.Pick the lower detail settings and a lot of textures, particularly sky textures, look frankly awful.If you've got a slower processor - which, these days, means just about anything running below 500MHz - then DDR GeForce won't give you a huge advantage.