I’m not sure if they completely work under WinXP either I don’t think that they do. S3 engineers claimed that the S3TL engine had feature parity with GeForce , and that it could render 2. The MX had many similarities to Savage4 but had reduced clocks and added an integrated TV out function with optional Macrovision. I’m also not sure of which is the better 3D performer – the S3 or the Voodoo 2’s. You are logged in as. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Again, my bet is that the video driver is lacking.

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You’re reading the wrong column on the VIA page.

While you may not want to spend more money at this point, it may be best to purchase an AGP video card. They just couldn’t support all of the features and the drivers were often buggy, had poor performance or suffered graphical glitches.

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In earlyS3 retired the Savage3D and released the Savage4 family. Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product. Windows 98 might improve the graphics quality, but that is strictly a guess. Thanks very much for the reply. I keep on misreading stuff in this post.


Most of the code prosavge is probably very similar between these two orosavage and they would most likely have the same graphic problems. I have no idea if the S3 ProSavage changes its behavior with this setting or not.

It might be possible with 3rd Party drivers check VoodooFiles. A thing to consider.

The next step would be to uninstall your current video drivers and install an older version. The latest one I can find is dated August 16, though that may not be the actual release date.

I’d guess however that even the Voodoo3 would be faster than prosvage ProSavage 8 under any version of Windows.

Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware. Posted August 26, I patched my CMBO to 1. However I think a lot of problems still exist with most of the S3 drivers. Not only 32n, but S3TC allowed these much higher quality textures to be rendered with negligible performance impact.

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 P4M, loking that up, that’s an Intel P4 chipset.

The MX had many similarities to Savage4 but had reduced clocks and added an integrated TV out function with optional Macrovision.


Are you saying that it is now all of a sudden slower or are you talking about something else? If you want to experiment, you could try PowerStrip 3. So this “great” system is still gonna be bad, wow. It’s also possible that you may have to purchase proeavage retail version to get those controls if they exist at all. You can download it from the S3 Graphics division. Didn’t work, but nice to update the driver. S3’s yield problems forced Hercules to hand pick usable chips from the silicon wafers.

S3 Graphics Drivers – TechSpot

In the 30min I have had this card it, it seems my whole system is slower, even clicking around not in a game. I will probably do one of the above and just leave it at that.

It was never sold, only prototypes exist. Video chips that utilize shared memory are typically quite a bit slower than most stand alone video cards.