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INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000

"Inno3D S3 Savage 2000 review also featuring the Videologic VividXS Kyro 2. Software used was:- 3dmark 2001 SE, GLexcess, Max Payne, Quake 2, Quake 3 and Serious Sam."

INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000

INNO3D SAVAGE 2000 : S3 Savage2000 controller, 128bit, 125mhz core, 143mhz memory, 64MB Sdram, 350MHz Ramdac and 4x AGP.

2D Features:-
Highly Efficient 128-bit 2D-Graphics Engine
Full Featured with Acceleration for BitBLT
8-, 16-, and 32-bbp mode acceleration
3D Features:-
Dual-Pixel/Dual-Texture Pipeline
Single Pass Quad Texture Engine
Hardware Texture Compression(S3TC)
S3TL Transformation and Lighting
Video Features:-
TV-Output (S-Video and Composite)
High Quality 16-tap up/down scaler
Motion Compensation Engine
Hardware Accelerated DVD Playback
DVD/MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 Playback
X and Y Interpolation
Fully Programmable Settings
Complete 3D Feature Set:-
Alpha-Blending
Anisotropic Filtering
Atmospheric Effects
Backface Culling
Bilinear and Trilinear MIP mapping
Bilinear filtering
Bump Mapping
Enhanced Alpha-blending Modes
Full Scene Anti-aliasing
Gouraud Shading
MPEG-2 Video Textures
Per-pixel and Range-based Fog
Perspective Correction
Procedural Textures
Reflection Mapping
Shadows
Single Cycle Trilinear Filtering
Single Pass Quad Texture Engine
Specular Lighting/Diffuse Shading
Sprite Anti-aliasing
Stencil Buffer 8-bit
Strips and Fans
Subpixel Precision
Support for Up to 8 Light Sources
Texel Engine Z-buffering 32-bit
Texture Mapping
Transparency
Triangle Setup Engine
Trilinear Filtering
Vertex and Table Fog

NAME CHIPSET GPU SPEED MEM SPEED COST (UK/US)
INNO3D SAVAGE 2000 S3 SAVAGE 2000 125Mhz 143MHz SDR 39 ($36)
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS POWERVR KYRO2 175Mhz 175Mhz SDR 59 ($49)

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 1700
VIDEO CARD INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000
VIDEOLOGIC VIVID XS KYRO 2
S3 DRIVER 2K_WIN9X_95114.ZIP (v9.51.14)
POWERVR DRIVER VIVXS37179W9X.EXE (v1.05.15.84)
MOTHERBOARD ECS K7S5A
MEMORY CRUCIAL 512MB PC133 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 98
DIRECTX VERSION v8.1

3DMARK 2001 SE

CAR CHASE (LOW DETAIL)

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS51
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200023

DRAGOTHIC (LOW DETAIL)

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS44
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200022

LOBBY (LOW DETAIL)

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS71
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200025

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Software T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

COMMENT "3dmark 2001 SE is a very demanding benchmark and the Savage 2000 didn't make 30fps which is considered by many to be the limit of playability (if this was a "real" game). The Kyro 2 however had no such problems and the Lobby score of 71fps was impressive."

3DMARK 2001 SE

CAR CHASE (HIGH DETAIL)

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS19
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 20007

DRAGOTHIC (HIGH DETAIL)

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS19
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200011

LOBBY (HIGH DETAIL)

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS25
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200010

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Software T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

COMMENT "3dmark 2001 SE is now using a high detail setting and you can clearly see the negative result it's having on both video cards. The Savage 2000 and Kyro 2 both fail to reach 30fps, if 3dmark was a game then both of these video cards would be totally unplayable."


GL EXCESS

1024x768

XSMARK

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS2959
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 20002142

FILLRATE

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS2704
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 20001287

POLYGON COUNT

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS2672
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 20001704

VRAM

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS2191
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 20001215

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000

COMMENT "The Savage 2000 performed well with this benchmark but was no match for the Kyro 2 which consistantly delivered better performance."

MAX PAYNE

640x480

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS94
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200048

800x600

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS92
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200041

1024x768

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS78
INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 200019

VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Shooting Alex Benchmark
Normal Quality Setting
Trilinear Filtering
Fogging Enabled
Sounds Enabled
Task Switching Disabled
Triple Screen Buffers Enabled

COMMENT "Max Payne is quite a demanding game, good performance here is far more important than 3dmark scores. The Savage 2000 is playable at 640x480 and 800x600 however there was some texture problems which spoiled it's good performance. The Kyro 2 puts in a great performance at lower resolutions but slips back a bit at 1024 but 78fps is playable."

INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000

PAGE 1 INNO3D S3 SAVAGE 2000 INTRODUCTION
PAGE 2 GAMES SOFTWARE AND FINAL RESULT

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