Creative 3D Blaster Savage4 Reviews
Product Type: Creative graphic cards
Description:Model ID 2068511007 / Creative 3D Blaster Savage4 - Graphics adapter - S3 Savage4 Pro - PCI - 32 MB SDRAM - retail / Based on the Savage4 processor from S3 Incorporated this 2D/3D accelerator gives you the power to play games like never before. Featuring S3TC (S3 Texture ... more
Creative 3D Blaster Savage4 ... Compression) technology and a 32MB frame buffer the 3D Blaster Savage4 is the most visually impressive graphics card available. With its twin texture pipeline, full 32-bit true color rendering engine, and AGP2x implementation the 3D Blaster Savage4 powers its way through all your favorite games. Prepare yourself for the most immerse gaming experience ever.
Newest Review: ... has a 300mhz savage processor (hence the name) This card can be tweaked in various ways;the software includes a program that ... more
Customer Creative 3D Blaster Savage4 Reviews (6)
by - written on 20/02/01, updated on 20/02/01 (Very useful, 569 readings)
I bought this graphics card a few weeks ago,from Dixons,in a clearance sale for £30.Having a rather old and cranky pc,I thought this might make a good difference to the performance. Having an old motherboard without an AGP slot designed for the newer boards,I had to resort to the PCI slot solution.I was immediately impressed by the 32 MB of memory on board and what a difference it has made to my general windows and game experience.It also has a 300mhz savage processor (hence the name) This card can be tweaked in various ways;the software includes a program that allows the colours on your monitor to be more accurately printed out.Also included is a piece ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/11/00, updated on 09/11/00 (Very useful, 1435 readings)
i've had the card since it was first released, and i didn't get it to work without crashing for the first 6 months untill i brought a new motherboard to go with it, so compatability 1/5 the drivers are completely useless, eg. very slow in direct 3d and unstable in openGL and don't even think about using the s3 metal driver in unreal tournament! creative also have only ever realeased 2 drivers updates, one after a month and the next didn't appear untill 13 months later. also the only tech support you get is an email sent back containing bios settings to try and change. so support 0/5 the card is also very slow compared to other savage ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/10/00, updated on 02/10/00 (Very useful, 480 readings)
This card has taken a bit of stick along with its chipset, S3's Savage 4 but this is actually a very solid performing card particularly for its age and if you can find one will make the ideal replacement for that Voodoo 2 or Banshee with significant performance gains over these cards. Although the Creative version had dissappointing clock speeds at 110 MHz on the GPU in comparison with 125 MHz on Diamonds Stealth III also based on the Savage 4 chipset, this is a card worth considering if you have an older machine. A friend of mine (thepanther - Go and check his article out on the card) had one and used it on his K6-2 450 and played things like Quake 2, Half Life ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/08/00, updated on 03/08/00 (Very useful, 539 readings)
This card is the worst piece of junk I've ever had the misfortune to install in a PC. On paper, the specs don't look too bad - it's an old card, but compared to others in it's price bracket it looks really good - it has a weighty 32 meg of RAM (which was still pretty rare when it first came out), 32 bit colour, and was the first card on the market to handle texture compression (even now, the likes of 3dfx + Riva are just catching up with this technology). True, it's frame rate was a bit duff compared to it's competitors, but the price difference more than made up for this... it looked like an excellent budget card. The fact that it's ... Read the complete review
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