I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results! At the bottom of the card, near the AGP interface are 3 jumpers. Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench. Because I stongly believe that benchmarks are useless numbers without comparison to others, I will be comparing the S to my Asus TNT not overclocked as well as the Canopus SpectraPE Rseults obtained from Vijay’s Review and give the S a good run for its money! Not really a bad card, but I’m on a nostalgia trip and I’d really like to get some of the best components available now for it that I had no hope in hell of ever getting 25 years ago. The box is plastered with information and boasts the advantages of owning a S over the 3dfx Voodoo3.
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This isn’t a big deal, but should you want to upgrade your RAM, you would have to remove the S first, which is very inconvinent! The first thing you would notice about the cards is the lack of a fan. There are very few games in DOS that take advantage of the smooth scrolling it offers, and the rest of the Diammond 4 cards are rare and pricey.
Diamond Stealth III S AGP
Like the Diamond tradition, the S is “manual-less”. I’m sure many BH6 owners would also gripe about this, definitely more so for us testers.
I made sure the next one I bought was keyed specifically 5v. Definitely not a buy stealtn 3D intensive gamers! Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. However, the performance is also very different According to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages This is a problem which most users will face, how do you exactly cool it?
So now I’m left to hunt for another S3 Savage4. I am currently searching for an S4pro PCI card to test in a p4 thinclient. diqmond
This site hosts no abandonware. Benchmarks were done in Windows 98 Ver 4. I guess it was just a suggestion because the OP stated that he is looking for a card for his earlier system compared to his 98 Pentium II.
So you may run into some performance limitations that are actually video card related. More information on the Intel BX chipset here http: 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. Also, if you’re the type that likes to have old retail boxed hardware, that’s a pretty sweet looking package.
Diamond 28030530-001 Stealth III S540 AGP 32mb
I don’t know when: Within the huge S box, lies a packet, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels.
The box is plastered with information and boasts the advantages of owning a S over the iji Voodoo3.
General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset. Also, the card was steath detected and within several reboots I had the S running benchmarks, proving its ease of setting up!
In any case the default refresh rate for the S is Measured in Reality Marks.
Diamond Stealth III S graphics card – Savage4 Pro – 32 MB Overview – CNET
It seems like ages ago, a quickly growing agpp, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics accelerator. Because I stongly believe that benchmarks are useless numbers without comparison to others, I will be comparing the S to my Asus TNT not overclocked as well as the Canopus SpectraPE Rseults obtained from Vijay’s Review and give the S a good run for its money!
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.
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 Avp It seems that I have to diamlnd 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 difficult for me since this is merely a loan!
This site hosts no abandonware. Board index All times are UTC. Diamond Multimedia, a company reknown for its multimedia products has a new addition to its Stealth family.