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Savage3D info

Fresh3D heeft een artikel genaamd: Savage3D: What happened?, over wat er met die Savage3D gebeurt is.

Hier een stukkie:

Sure, the Savage 3d is still around, and S3 is still working on it (and it's successor, the Savage 2). But what is wrong with the Savage 3d's right now? Where are they? Hercules was the first company to release a Savage 3d card, the Hercules Terminator BEAST, which was a humongous flop. It had a tendency to overheat, and the performance was pretty weak. Why? It was not based on the 0.25 micron die process, and it only had 100 Mhz SDRAM, and the drivers just weren't ready. Reeling from their defeat, Hercules recently announced their TNT card, pretty much abandoning the Terminator BEAST.

A few other companies also announced S3 cards, such as AOpen, but by that time no one really cared. While the Savage 3d reference boards S3 was handing out to some sites were wowing people with great benchmarks, S3 had yet to deliver anything good to the people who would actually be using them. Meanwhile, nVidia was making waves with it's TNT chipset. Although the current TNT's were not everything nVidia said they would be, they are the fastest Direct X cards out there, and possibly the fastest 3D accelerators period. Great picture quality, 32-bit rendering and resolutions up to 1600x1200 made the TNT a hit. nVidia also got the right companies on-board to make TNT-based cards. Canopus, who's Pure 3d and Pure 3d-II cards were the top performers in the 3DFX arena, announced their take on the TNT, the Spectra 2500, once again choosing the non-reference path. A great seller, and a top performer, the Spectra 2500 paved the way for other TNT boards, including entries from Diamond (who have yet to come through with their Savage 3d card), Creative Labs and STB, all of which had Voodoo 2 cards that did very well. Taking a look at S3's site, the last Savage 3d article they have listed is from early September. Why haven't we heard anything new from them?

Door Femme Taken

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27-11-1998 • 23:59

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Bron: AGNhardware

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