Er zijn vandaag nog wat meer reviews online verschenen van de Diamond Viper 2 Savage 2000 kaart. Klik hier voor het verhaal van Gamespot, Savage News Daily heeft er ook eentje, die staat hier. Helaas schijnt dit kaartje nog niet helemaal 100% goed te werken:
It's hard to rate this card considering that T&L may or may not be enabled anytime soon. Like I said, it's unforgivable when the box clearly states that it has hardware T&L, but then comes back and says it will be enabled in future drivers. The Viper II's benchmark scores weren't too different from the Stealth III's, mainly because it needs a fast processor in tow to deliver its full performance potential. Still, the stability of the drivers compared to the Stealth III, it's overclockability, and the inclusion of a complete ICD that doesn't rely on a minigl for Quake-engine games is a difinite plus even on my system. If S3 keeps its promise and delivers drivers that enable its T&L hardware, this card would most definitely be the card to beat. But, with no T&L so far, I'd advise you to wait until S3 releases drivers with hardware T&L. Even without it, it should provide owners of fast processors with extremely good performance for the money.
So the bottom line is: If you have a faster processor and want performance comparable to the GeForce for less in today's games, plus T&L on the way , I'd reccommend it. But for owners of slower systems, I'd wait until T&L gets enabled, as S3 is known for taking it's time when fixing things. I'd give it a 6 for it on a slower processor and a 8 for a high end processor. So I decided to balace the 2 and give it a 7/10.