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Diamond Stealth III S540 review

Tweak3D heeft een review online van de Savage 4 Pro+ kaart van Diamond, de Stealth III S540. Voor de snelheid moet je deze kaart niet kopen, wel voor zijn prijs en de S3TC feature, die toch wel cool blijft vind ik. Check de review hier.

In conclusion, and to set my thoughts straight: The Stealth III S540 with the Savage4 Pro+ is a NIIICCE addition to anyone's graphic arsenal, in the category of image quality at the very least. However, it is severely plagued by incomplete support of its number one feature, S3TC. A second downfall is the overall speed at high resolutions, and even at the lower ones for that matter. The clock of the chip just doesn't cut it, especially with today's monsters close to hitting 200MHz! This can be overlooked, however, because it is aimed at the money-conscience consumers, remember...

On a good note, the bundle almost literally pays for the card. I remember once buying a Matrox Mystique just for the pack in. Basically, you'll be paying about $120 dollars for two games, and some nice software (including that one demo!) on the disc itself. One thing that I believe I forgot to mention earlier is that Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is included as a demo and capable of being unlocked after purchase. (*cough* I'm sure you can find a generator. *cough*)

Finally, my standpoint on the Savage4 is that it is a great improvement over the Savage3D and deserves recognition. Given the market it is aimed for, Diamond and S3 developed on great card and when Unreal Tournament comes out, or other supporting games, I'll be the first to put my Stealth III back in my computer and get ready for stunning visuals in both 2D and 3D. Last and not least (well maybe in a comical sense) is the price. This card runs about $80 dollars across the BDNetwork which is less than a Voodoo3 2000 yet just about as good. (Notice at the bottom of all our reviews the link to search BDN. This finds you the cheapest prices of it on the 'net, so click it! Afterall, it is there for you


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En voor 250,- piek wordt ie thuis gebracht, tuurlijk zijn er snellere kaarten maar dan ben je snel het dubbele kwijt.

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