Nog meer stuff van AnandTech: een review van de Hercules Terminator Beast Supercharged. Het ding heeft een hoger geklokte Savage3D aan boord wat hem de snelste D3D kaart van dit moment maakt. Anand heeft wat benchmarks, alleen is-ie zo stom geweest om alleen te benchen onder Q2. De Savage3D heeft maar 1 TMU waardoor de performance onder QII vanzelfsprekend veel lager is dan een TNT. Het zou leuk zijn als Anand wat D3D benchmarks had ter vergelijking met een TNT.
Anyway, hier wat info over de drivers (die zijn/waren nogal gammel bij de Savage3D):
I wish I could say that the Terminator Beast drivers are top quality; however, they leave a lot to be desired. First of all, the OpenGL ICD is not nearly as optimized as offerings from nVidia and the likes. (the MiniGL does work well in OpenGL games, such as Quake2) Secondly, the Vsync-off tearing is still very evident. Don't expect to be able to play games with Vsync-off, it won't happen. As far as I could tell, the black textured problem (which happened in other Savage3D based solutions; where small objects which are far away from the viewer are black) had vanished; however, the Terminator's drivers had an annoying anomaly that whenever I closed a DOS window or quite a program such as Quake2, the screen flashed. Now these flashes don't detract from the performance of the board, and they don't give anyone seizures as far as I could tell; but they are an unnecessary nuisance. Also, Quake2 refused to run at 1024x768*32bit color, and Quake2 exited abruptly many times after a resolution change. D3D games, such as Forsaken, had no apparent problems.