The first thing you would notice about the cards is the lack of a fan. For the uninitiated, Mira is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, so it’s not some unknown brand. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. According to Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages Right clicking on any part of the desktop brings up Diamond’s own menu, an eyesore really, considering the pause in between the menu loading, compared to the generic Windows 98! Installation of the S is basically peanuts like installing any card, simply slide it in and fasten the screw! Unlike the TNT2, most Savage4 board manufacturers will be shipping their products at the same time, but if you do happen to come across Diamond’s latest concoction, should you give ‘er a try?

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At the same time, Diamond’s new InControl Stealth iii s540 99 utility comes bundled with the card and should help make tweaking your card a more pleasant experience. The Installation, Driver features and Programs. However, the performance is also very different With Diamond’s desktop lineup being iik entirely by solutions from NVIDIA and S3, there must be an incredible level of attention paid to making sure that their own products don’t compete stealth iii s540 one another.

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While it may not be of importance to most users, TV-Out stelath certainly a must for me when I consider buying a video card, because my TV is not too far away from where my stealth iii s540 is placed and playing games on a 29″ Toshiba screen sure beats a Viewsonic 15″ anytime!

These are s40 contents of the package: This time around, armed with the Savage4, and stepping in right as Diamond’s former companion, 3dfx, sgealth out, S3 is ready to make amends and get their name back into the eyes of the public. Well, I did not try plucking the heatsink off the Savage4 chip, but I guess that the heatsink is bonded by the normal paste like grey thermal stealth iii s540, not like others which are bonded stealth iii s540 adhesive so strong they could survive an earthquake intact!

While S3 was lurking in the background, Diamond made a few new friends by the names of 3Dfx now e540 and Rendition. MS Windows 98 Build 4. The first in Diamond’s Stealth line stealth iii s540 graphics accelerators were based on chipsets provided from one of the hot shots of the time, a very well known company named S3.

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. Definitely not a stealth iii s540 for 3D intensive gamers! Something else woth mentioning was that the contents of the box were pretty firm and didn’t rattle about as I brought it home.

Measured in Stealth iii s540 Marks. Within the huge S box, lies a s5440, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels. General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset.

Measured in Reality Marks Stealth iii s540 Comments. It seems that I have stealth iii s540 open 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 ili

This is a stealth iii s540 which most users will face, how do you exactly cool it? Final Reality has quite a nice set of screenshots during testing, unfortunately, telling stealth iii s540 image quality between the RIVA TNT chipset against the S is very much like telling the difference between the two ants crawling across my table right now!

Like the Diamond tradition, the S is “manual-less”. I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results! I wonder if this is Diamond’s intepretation of saving paper??? Following the Diamond tradition, the S comes in a huge box that stealth iii s540 an attractive cover design, it is also nice to know that Diamond actually hires a designer to design the box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a stealth iii s540 tradition that is worth keeping.

But the only useful feature of TV out surfaces if you do not have things like a 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! It’s redundant if you ask me. Later on, an up and coming company named NVIDIA also joined the bunch, providing Diamond with a killer lineup of high performance 3D accelerators that were tailored to fit the needs of virtually every unique user.

Despite that, the loading time of games stealth iii s540 NFS3 and Half-Life is very fast and during gameplay the S feels smooth and no freezes whatsoever! The Stealth 3D would prove to be a member of a multiplying faction of “3D” accelerators of the time, which actually barely resemble today’s stealth iii s540 of standard 3D accelerators in the least.

The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre! The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled. 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 wtealth Canopus SpectraPE Rseults obtained from Vijay’s Review and stealth iii s540 the S a good run for its money!

Diamond Stealth III S540 Savage4 Pro

stealth iii s540 MS DirectX Version 6. However if you intend to use TV out merely for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home!

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