It was a leaps and bounds above the solutions from NeoMagic and CirrusLogic that helped dominate the mobile graphics market, offering no more than bit 2D acceleration and VGA output but it was still years behind what was possible on desktop platforms. S3’s yield problems forced Hercules to hand pick usable chips from the silicon wafers. Suspend-to-RAM however does not work properly if the framebuffer is enabled. You are now subscribed. S3 designed these chips for notebooks, but they were also sold as budget AGP graphics cards. Works without any external drivers with Xorg7.
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S3 debuts SuperSavage graphics chip
Quite possibly the most impressive part of the GeForce2 Supersavate launch s3 supersavage that it supersavvage currently available in Toshiba laptops whereas s3 supersavage took S3 and ATI entirely too long to get their previous generation mobile 3D accelerators into shipping laptops.
After suspend to RAM it works somehow but rebooting X is recommended. This chip will work with either the ‘vesa’ or ‘savagefb’ driver as part of any recent 2.
With vesafb the screen is frozen on resume but the system is still running fine behind it. Thank you for signing up for our newsletter!
With savagefb it won’t even try to wake up. The Savage XP was basically a repaired version of the Savage and considered too outdated. In this respect at least, S3 supersavage economical use of transistors proved highly advantageous.
S3 SuperSavage – Ars Technica OpenForum
Savage supported S3’s S3TC texture compression, a hardware transform and lighting engine named “S3TL”, and was equipped with a “QuadTexture Engine” capable of a single quad-textured pixel per clock or 2 dual-textured pixels per clock.
S3 would regroup in later years and create the Chrome series.
They could be equipped with MiB memory. It causes missing textures, s3 supersavage in geometry and models, and minimal performance benefits. Savage4 supported the then-new AGP 4X although at the older 3. Last year, S3 Graphics became closely affiliated with VIA as a part of S3’s joint s3 supersavage agreement with the chipset maker.
This page was last edited on 29 Mayat S3 refined the chip, fixing hardware bugs and streamlining s3 supersavage chip for both cost reduction s3 supersavage performance. Drivers were again an issue with S3’s product; holding back overall performance and causing compatibility issues with software and hardware.
Feeding this faster chip with s3 supersavage data it needs is an optional bit memory interface, which can now match the supegsavage bandwidth of most value-priced graphics cards. Development of Savage as a discrete card was discontinued.
The SuperSavage is designed to balance increased s3 supersavage with lower power consumption, which translates into longer notebook battery life.
S3 SuperSavage MX/IX Mobile 3D Accelerator
The chip s3 supersavage introduces intelligent s3 supersavage, which disables parts of the chip that aren’t in use to reduce the amount of power it needs. This page was last modified on 22 Augusts3 supersavage At the same time, developments in the desktop graphics market were making the notebook OEMs salivate at the thought of putting some of that power in their laptops.
The SuperSavage is now entering production, but it won’t appear in new notebooks until this fall because of the typical lag in supersavge product cycles. The Savage XP was the first chip announced by the regrouped S3 in It was never sold, only prototypes exist.