I can’t get it back to that point. Savage supported S3’s S3TC texture compression, a hardware transform and lighting engine named “S3TL”, and was equipped with a “QuadTexture Engine” capable of a single quad-textured pixel per clock or 2 dual-textured pixels per clock. Supposedly the ProSavage 8 was made ‘expressly for Windows XP’ according to VIA’s product documentation which really means nothing – you always want your hardware to appear to be optimized for the latest and greatest software from a marketing standpoint. In the 30min I have had this card it, it seems my whole system is slower, even clicking around not in a game. Unfortunately for S3, deliveries of the Savage3D were hampered by poor manufacturing yields.

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I like the TV out on the card I mentioned. It’ll work with less, but won’t look as good. No, create an account now.

S3 ProSavage DDR 13.01.09 WHQL (Windows 95/98/ME)

Unfortunately S3TL does not function properly. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. An AGP card should work fine and improve the situation grraphic a bit though there probably isn’t much of a difference between a Voodoo PCI card and the AGP version from what I’ve read about 3dfx products.

Whether one needs to shut off system before installing new driver depends on the OS and the driver version – or more accuragely the version of the install package used and how it is designed to interact with system.

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Get the one that is 4. The MX had many similarities to Savage4 but had reduced clocks and added an integrated TV out function with optional Macrovision.

The compressed textures were a vast improvement over the standard textures used on all other cards. I don’t know what the real HW is. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

I have no idea if the S3 ProSavage changes its behavior with this setting or not. Join the community here. Usually leaving most of the settings at ‘SPD’ is probably appropriate especially since some aggresive memory setting may not allow your computer to finish booting or become unstable.

Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware. Supposedly the ProSavage 8 was made ‘expressly for Windows XP’ according to VIA’s product documentation which really means nothing – you always want your hardware to appear to be optimized for the latest and greatest software from a marketing standpoint.

I’m also not sure of which is the better 3D performer – the S3 or the Voodoo 2’s. I’m even under the impression that they may slow down things a bit more than an equivalent speed video card just because they keep the AGP-CPU bus busier ddd a video card with its own memory would.

S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForceand that it could render 2. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

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Driver for S3 graphics Prosavage DDR

GF4MX would definitely be a better choice. Sign in Already have an account? What i didn’t like on my old box was slow load times of the turns and the time to generate the movies on BIG games. Grqphic to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux? It’s newer than the Voodoo2, which only did 3D.

S3 Graphics Pro Savage DDR is driving me insane! – TechSpot Forums

Posted August 27, I am not into 1st person shooters, used to be. All times are GMT Also dxr reinstalling driver but didn’t solve the problem. If it works, wow.

But experimenting with the settings in these two submenus may be a start. They just couldn’t support all of the features and the drivers were often buggy, had poor performance or suffered graphical glitches.

Driver VIA S3 Pro Savage DDR P (Series) 13.94.33

Ask a question and give support. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. In here you can adjust the aperture size which is probably fine at Mb.

The chipset showing up is the Intel version.

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