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First post, by psychofox

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For a while ago i purchased a bunch of old cards and cables, and today i got some time to test some of this stuff.
One card is interesting, and i cant find any info about it:
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It seems to have some S3 chipset so that is a potential canditate to my SS7 DOS machine. Has anyone seen such card?

Reply 2 of 3, by dormcat

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agent_x007 wrote on 2022-10-07, 22:10:

Have manual for it : https://fcc.report/FCC-ID/ILL145/16060
Looks like Virge GX(2) or Savage 4.

The BRITEK ViewTop Titan 5000 spec mentioned S3 Texture Compression so it couldn't be ViRGE and must be Savage 3D (86C390/391) or later models.

The chip photo, while extremely blurry as if it has been run through an old B/W-only (i.e. no grayscale) fax machine, barely shows "S3 Savage3D On Board"

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Magnified 8x, no interpolation:

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Compare it with a sharp photo of 86C390 from VGA Legacy MKIII:

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