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    S3 Savage Video Card

    Does anyone know if the Savage S3 64mb Video Card is anygood because I am debating weather to buy one or not.

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    I take it you mean the S3 Savage2000 64MB card. I have the version with Tvout and 4x AGP (all of them have 4x). Personally, I hate this card. It is good if you don't watch DVDs using the TVout or if you just use 2d (standard windows programs). If you use in-depth 3d, forget it. If you don't need the best 3d, and you do want this card, you can have mine for $30-40. I'm going to get a GeForce2 Titanium.

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    What do you mean by its no good for in depth 3d programs?

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    Games like Unreal Tournament, Halflife, QuakeIII will get killed on this card. Other games (like StarCraft by Blizzard) works fine on it, but that game doesn't require really high frame rates. If you don't play those games, the go ahead and get the card. If you want, you can have mine shipped for $40-45. Comes with a Blue Orb (modified to fit on around one of the capacitors). Any other info you want about it, just post it here or email me!

    EDIT: DVDs run fine on this as well with my DVD softwares that I have used (Cyberlink, PcDVD, PowerDVD). I can throw the latest drivers and overclocking utilities on a CD for you as well.
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    MSI K7T Turbo-R w/ voltage mod (2,15v)
    dead duron...XP soon?
    256MB Corsair PC150 CL2
    S3 Savage2000 64MB AGP4x
    Buslink 12x/40x DVD
    Sony 12x/8x/32x CDRW
    Water-cooled 118w Peltier

    [This message has been edited by DuronClocker (edited 12-09-2001).]
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    MSI 865PE Neo2-P (i865PE + ICH5), 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM
    ATi Radeon X700Pro 256MB AGP8x
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB SATA, Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus 80GB
    NEC DVD-RW (ND-3520A), Lite-On 52/32/52x CD-RW (LTR-52327S)
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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    Hmm actually I guess I take back my opinion on the 3D quality for gaming. I never really played those games....just heard that it wasn't that good. But I just read another review, and it said it was an excellent performer except for some minor texture smoothing problems (jagged edge on one car). Its TVout just isn't really up to my specs, and I would like DDR memory with a little better driver support...but if you do buy it from me, I'll get you the latest drivers on a CD.

    EDIT: I've played StarCraft(name on B.Net "Deztroir"). The S-video output is VERY SLIGHTLY choppy on some action parts of Gladiator. Otherwise, it is fine.
    God these posts and changes of ideas make me look foolish sorry!
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    MSI K7T Turbo-R w/ voltage mod (2,15v)
    dead duron...XP soon?
    256MB Corsair PC150 CL2
    S3 Savage2000 64MB AGP4x
    Buslink 12x/40x DVD
    Sony 12x/8x/32x CDRW
    Water-cooled 118w Peltier

    [This message has been edited by DuronClocker (edited 12-09-2001).]
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53B C1 @2.85GHz (stock volts), watercooled @ 27*C load
    MSI 865PE Neo2-P (i865PE + ICH5), 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM
    ATi Radeon X700Pro 256MB AGP8x
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB SATA, Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus 80GB
    NEC DVD-RW (ND-3520A), Lite-On 52/32/52x CD-RW (LTR-52327S)
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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    Not the one I was looking for about the NFS3 game, but here is another review...
    http://www.reactorcritical.com/revie...vage2000.shtml
    http://www.viahardware.com/innosavage.htm

    The main reason I need to drop this card is that it has no support for WinXP (besides the WinXP drivers). The flimsy DVD TVout just gives me another reason to get rid of it, but supposedly is performs well in Q3, which surprised me...well for its generation at least.

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    MSI K7T Turbo-R w/ voltage mod (2,15v)
    dead duron...XP soon?
    256MB Corsair PC150 CL2
    S3 Savage2000 64MB AGP4x
    Buslink 12x/40x DVD
    Sony 12x/8x/32x CDRW
    Water-cooled 118w Peltier
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53B C1 @2.85GHz (stock volts), watercooled @ 27*C load
    MSI 865PE Neo2-P (i865PE + ICH5), 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM
    ATi Radeon X700Pro 256MB AGP8x
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB SATA, Maxtor DiamondMax 9 Plus 80GB
    NEC DVD-RW (ND-3520A), Lite-On 52/32/52x CD-RW (LTR-52327S)
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

    My Heatware | My Beerology | My eBay rating


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