There is a command interface, increasing bus efficiency and support for 8 MB of memory but neither of those can really help. Performance Finally how fast are those cards? AGP 2x is supported with texturing from system memory. The 10ns memory is ticking at MHz and core clock does not seem to raise over old classic models. Sure, there are still several things this chip just cannot do. After the release of last Virge in summer of , out featured and outperformed since day one, S3 was going to have a tough time because their next generation architecture was still one year away. S3 came out of the closet and pulled back multiplicative alpha blending support that first Trio3D was failing in and old Virge could not do either.

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Well the answer is rather negative, reality is much harsher than exposed features. S3 s3 trio 3d onboard out of the closet and pulled back multiplicative alpha blending support that first Trio3D was failing onboad and old Virge could not do either.

But new hope quickly vanished when Savage failed performance expectations and the TnL unit turned out defected.

Unreal runs, but with proper lighting Trio3D gives up on texturing, so I tested flat shaded. Since some gamers could not avoid Trio3D, it did not help with company reputation among them.

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Among complete failures are NHL 99, freezing Falcon 4. What were they going through in ?

It was an adequate budget 3D chip, but corporate world might respond better to continuation of Trio line rather than product clearly made for games. In minimal framerates both Trios lag a few percent more behind GX2.


Sure, there are still several things this chip just cannot do. First Trio3D is a mess of incompatibilities, 3d drivers are just unfinished. Unreal can be rendered with proper lighting, inevitably very slow and certainly with plenty of bugs left, s3 trio 3d onboard to get so much out of such ancient architecture is kind of admirable.

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However, despite s3 trio 3d onboard specifications there was a widening gap between the efficiency of S3 and two biggest competitors. Chrome series continued with less ambitious chips, their few highlights being low power consumption and HTPC value.

Fortunately, there were significant features added to stay in touch with the rapid development. It was essentially only updated Savage done s3 trio 3d onboard and was recalled at the last moment in April Half Life is obnoard, but flat shaded and with own fair deal of transparency issues. Similar color problems are ruining Formula 1 and smaller troubles are seen in Falcon 4.

While S3 lives till today, owned by HTC, they have remained silent since and nobody really onboarrd they could ever make it back.

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Trio3D Trio3D offered great 2D and video acceleration with it’s new bit engine. Video textures in Mortal Kombat 3 are suddenly missing.

Which makes me think the core cannot be clocked higher than Noboard, or some new features, no matter if correctly implemented, are dragging Trio3D down.


Drivers for 2X are distinctively different and surprisingly compatible s3 trio 3d onboard some modern 3d programs. In spring S3 came with Savage4 and considering what it was, it showed quite a muscle and was actually selling well.

Undeniably no longer acceptable for any true gamer, S3 decided to use it’s immensely successful Trio brand. This considered 2X with MHz memory is for s3 trio 3d onboard the most powerful Virge based card.

Even 3DMark runs – somewhat.

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S3 dragged Virge into times with no tolerance for lack of multiplicative alpha blending and such low performance. Performance Finally how fast are those cards? This puts it half way between MX and GX2 s3 trio 3d onboard, but image quality is up a notch.

Good for geeks, but completely out of place in There are two clear reasons for that- different positioning and ancient Virge architecture.

The addition of subtractive blending is nice but insufficient. There are actually new features, which is surprising given target consumer. Outside of 3d games Trio3Ds did their job and S3 was holding significant market share thanks to them. S3 went through restructuring which probably delayed following Savage S3 trio 3d onboard chip too much.