Ga'ash Soffer van Voodoo Extreme heeft een preview van van de S3 Savage2000 gepost:
Every S3 announcement has always been followed by skepticism. The Savage 2000 announcement is no exception. Unfortunately, the skepticism seems to be warranted. The first announced product, the Viper II, is only clocked at 125mhz. This means 500mtex/sec max fill-rate, hardly more than the GeForce 256. Also, according to other previews, performance is lower than expected and there are many image quality quirks. nVidia does an excellent job with there drivers; 500mtex/sec peak product will have a very hard time beating a 480mtex/sec GeForce. Couple the Savage2000 with S3's great reputation of living up to their spec sheet (sarcasm), things aren't looking good.
Verder heeft Ga'ash een leuke berekening waaruit blijkt dat de memory bandwidth van de Savage2000 te laag is om een fillrate van 300-400MPix/sec (multi-textured) mogelijk te maken. Lees de preview hier.