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Its innovative feature-set included the following: Only one major board-vendor, Hercules, made any real effort to ship a Savage3D product. S3's yield problems forced Hercules to hand pick usable chips from the silicon wafers.
Combined with poor drivers and the chip's lack of multitexturing support, the Savage3D failed in the market. In earlyS3 retired the Savage3D and released the Savage4 family.
Many of the Savage3D's limitations were addressed by the Savage 4 chipset. S3 refined the chip, fixing hardware bugs and streamlining the chip for both cost reduction and performance. They added single-pass multi-texturing, meaning the board could sample 2 textures per pixel in one pass not one clock cycle through the rendering engine instead of halving its texture fillrate in dual-textured games like Savage 3D. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3. They could be equipped with AKA S3 Trio3D AGP Video Card memory. GUI performance is excellent.
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It supports single-cycle trilinear filtering, meaning one can enable trilinear filtering with little speed impact. It can use textures up to x pixels. It is also fully AGP 2x compliant.
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Texture compression dramatically reduces the size of a texture while only minimally affecting quality, allowing very high quality textures to be used even with the limited 8MB RAM of the Savage3D. Unreal Engine 1 games frequently support it, and may also have optional S3TC textures available. Then there are new errors like transparent objects in Incoming, transparent characters in Mortal Kombat 3.
Among complete failures are NHL 99, freezing Falcon 4. With TechlandD3D library I could get Quake 3 demo tested, however light mapping has to be disabled to get anything recognizable out of the game. Sure, there are still several things this chip just cannot do.
Unreal can be rendered with proper lighting, inevitably very slow and certainly with plenty of bugs left, but to get so much out of such ancient architecture is kind of admirable. Half Life is textured, but flat shaded and with own fair deal of transparency issues. Even 3DMark runs - somewhat. Of course there are exceptions from the rule, AKA S3 Trio3D AGP Video Card example Battlezone is properly rendered only by Trio3D, 2X adds funky colors on some surfaces and broken particles. Similar color problems are ruining Formula 1 and smaller troubles are seen in Falcon 4.
Video textures in Mortal Kombat 3 are suddenly missing. Performance Finally how fast are those cards?
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Which makes me think the core AKA S3 Trio3D AGP Video Card be clocked higher than MX, or some new features, no matter if correctly implemented, are dragging Trio3D down. This puts it half way between MX and GX2 framerates, but image quality is up a notch. This considered 2X with MHz memory is for me the most powerful Virge based card.
However bad news for retro gamers is lower compatibility with S3d titles. In minimal framerates both Trios lag a few percent more behind GX2. Last words Outside of 3d games Trio3Ds did their job and S3 was holding significant market share thanks to them. The addition of subtractive blending is nice but insufficient.
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S3 dragged Virge into times with no tolerance for lack of multiplicative alpha blending and such low performance. Since some gamers could not avoid Trio3D, it did not help with company reputation among them. AKA Corporation Pty. S3 Trio3D AGP Video Card Free Driver Download for Windows NT4, NT - . World's most popular driver.
Late PCI, early and middle AGP video chips DOS game compatibility test results a.k.a. hyper 3-D Pinball (built-in UniVBE a), Flight Unlimited, Terra Nova: Might some card has problems depending by it's bios. 9: Although S3 ViRGE/GX2; S3 Trio 3D/2X; S3 Savage3D chips are not supported by the S3REFRSH.