Anand heeft op de frontpage van AnandTech een plak info gepost over de problemen met de Savage4 in combinatie met socket7 AGP planken (Aladdin V en MVP3 chipsets):
S3 has had issues with the ALi Aladdin V chipset and the Savage4, and they currently do have an in-house work around for the problems. Unfortunately the work around results in a significant performance drop and we'll have to wait for updated drivers before we can enjoy full Super7 compatibility. Luckily, MVP3 users are in the clear. The old issues with the MVP3 and the Savage3D seemed to have completely disappeared with the Savage4, an unusual thing but true nonetheless.
I had a talk with S3 about the Savage4's poor Direct3D performance and it seems like the issues I ran into during the benchmarks were in fact driver related. S3 is going to try to have a new driver to me sometime next week that should address the problems I ran into. Hopefully that'll work out ok, and as usual I'll keep you updated.