More information on the Intel BX chipset here http: There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. However if you intend to use TV out merely for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home! At the same time, Diamond’s new InControl Tools 99 utility comes bundled with the card and should help make tweaking your card a more pleasant experience. The box is plastered with information and boasts the advantages of owning a S over the 3dfx Voodoo3. This time around, armed with the Savage4, and stepping in right as Diamond’s former companion, 3dfx, stepped out, S3 is ready to make amends and get their name back into the eyes of the public. I don’t know where the Savage 4 Pro’s 2D performance falls among the cards that clueless1 mentioned, but I think compatibility should be decent, if this chart is any indicator:

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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?

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

Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? What are the rest of the specs of the system you are pairing it with, and what OS and games will you be running on it?

How did they all vanish in a year? 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.

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. This is a problem which most users will face, how do you exactly cool it? Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star.


Diamond Stealth III S Savage4 Pro

I looked at the list of video card compatibility for DOS and it seemed like a pretty solid card with overall great results and good VESA support. I bought a few of them a couple years ago, because the were so cheap and worked so well.

The funny thing is after I purchased the second card Russian post found the package and are apparently stealhh to deliver it to me. Measured in Reality Marks.

At the time I was running a Matsonic Super Socket7 motherboard based on the Ali Aladdin V chipset and it worked well with pretty much every game with only a few stealht until S3 got their act together and released better drivers. Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench.

Also, if you’re the type that likes to have old retail boxed hardware, that’s a pretty sweet looking package. S3 Metal support for the Unreal series meant high-res textures making UT99 a joy to play. First Impressions Following the Diamond tradition, the S comes in afp huge box that bears an attractive cover design, it is also nice to know that Diamond actually hires dianond designer to design the box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping.

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. Benchmarks were done in Windows 98 Ver 4. As in to hot to touch.

I don’t know where the Savage 4 Pro’s 2D performance falls among the cards that clueless1 mentioned, but I think compatibility should be decent, if this chart is any indicator: MS Windows 98 Build 4. But staelth only useful feature of TV out surfaces if you do not have things like agl VCD player or DVD player to hook on to the TV, this is also when you gather the whole family around with some snacks and sit down to watch a movie or two!


According to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages You won’t regret it for DOS. 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 Diamond! I really didn’t to deal with removing stealty heatsink on these cards as its bonded to it with that industrial strength thermal epoxy. I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results!

As where indicated PII would mean I’m overclocking my system to 5. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Like the Diamond tradition, the S is “manual-less”. The most simplest way would be to attach a fan by means of screws, you know, re-use those fans that have been sitting in the storeroom since errr I think its one of the last good cards S3 put out as well.

There s5540 were BIOS updates. I am interested in steallth it in a retro gaming PC, but am primarily concerned about getting it to function properly in Windows 3.