This long window was to be filled with yet another respin of S3d architecture. How are games on Trio3D, how did the support for all blending modes helped? That is rather cosmetic improvement since most of 2X cards carry 8 MB of memory, more than enough for such anemic architecture. Fortunately, there were significant features added to stay in touch with the rapid development. Of course there are exceptions from the rule, for example Battlezone is properly rendered only by Trio3D, 2X adds funky colors on some surfaces and broken particles. Unreal can be rendered with proper lighting, inevitably very slow and certainly with plenty of bugs left, but to get so much out of such ancient architecture is kind of admirable.
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However bad news for retro gamers is lower compatibility with S3d titles. For the second half of the year S3 aimed even higher with their first dual pipeline architecture with Transform and Lighting unit. 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.
Thanks to its aggressive pricing it spread even to gamers on extreme budget. However, despite strong specifications there was a widening gap between the efficiency of S3 and two biggest competitors. Which makes me think the core cannot be clocked higher than MX, or some new features, no matter if correctly implemented, are dragging Trio3D down.
68c368 The 10ns memory is ticking at MHz and core clock does not seem to raise over old classic models. Even 3DMark runs – somewhat.
S3 Trio3D Trio3D/2X review
It was essentially only updated Savage done right and was recalled at the last moment in April 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. The addition of subtractive blending is nice but insufficient. For more screenshots see the Trio3D gallery. S3 dragged Virge into times with no tolerance for lack of multiplicative alpha blending and such low performance.
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HUD problems of Formula 1, bilinear filtering in Daytona USA is on strike, most of 2D art in Populous is invisible, broken reflection map and texture transparency in Monster Truck Madness 2, broken transparency xo Motoracer 2, corrupted ground textures in Mechwarrior 2, Shogo suffers from disappearing textures, world texturing in Thief is still impossible. Savage suffered from poor drivers as well, but it was the right path. Sure, there are still several things this chip just cannot do. Trio3D Trio3D offered great 2D and video acceleration with it’s new bit engine.
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S3 went through restructuring which probably delayed following Savage XP chip too much. That is the only technical deficiency of last “decelerator” incarnation.
With TechlandD3D library I could get Quake 3 demo tested, however light mapping has to 86×368 disabled to get anything recognizable out of the game. This long window was to be filled with yet another 86c3368 of S3d architecture. Performance Finally how fast are those cards?
Weren’t Savages cheep enough? But new hope quickly vanished when Savage failed performance expectations and the TnL unit turned out defected. Unreal can be rendered with proper lighting, inevitably very slow and certainly with plenty of bugs left, but to get so much out of such ancient architecture is kind of admirable. Good for geeks, but completely out of place in Experience Trio3D fixed Lens Flares, but added new issues. After the release of last Virge in summer ofout featured and outperformed since day one, S3 was going to have a tough 86×368 because their next generation architecture was still one year away.
There are actually new features, which is surprising given target consumer. Video textures in Mortal Kombat 3 are suddenly missing. This considered 2X with MHz memory is for me the most powerful Virge based card. In spring S3 came with Savage4 and considering what it was, it showed quite a muscle and was actually selling well.
How are games on Trio3D, how did the support for all blending modes helped? Outside of 3d games Trio3Ds did their job and S3 was holding significant market share thanks to them.
Then there are new errors like transparent objects in Incoming, 8c368 characters in Mortal Kombat 86c3368.