Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: S3 Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.12 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.12.01.7109 / 15 Nov 2001
The S3 Graphics Savage/MX is an expansion card that plugs into a vacant PCI slot on the motherboard of the host computer system. This type of hardware component is also often referred to as a graphics controller or video adapter card. It is designed to improve the overall performance of the host machine by assisting in the processing of graphics related information. This method allows the main processor to free up vital system resources which can be allocated to more system critical processes. The S3 Graphics Savage/MX like most hardware components rely on the installation of a corresponding device driver in order to deliver its full functionality and provide the necessary software interface to the computer user. The software interface allows for the execution of a control panel applet that will allow the computer user to configure the relative properties of the supported device based on his needs or preferences.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
This hardware component like other similar video adapter cards is equipped with a graphics processing unit which is dedicated to the optimization and acceleration of graphics related operations. By employing floating point calculations the S3 Graphics Savage/MX becomes an integral part of the rendering process especially for three dimensional environments. The device driver allows the supported hardware component to maximize the potential of its core clock frequency along with its pipelines. These pipelines which are identified with fragment and vertex shaders help in translating the 3D image into its 2D counterpart using the pixel resolution of the display hardware. These types of graphics controller cards also make use of memory chips dedicated explicitly for video operations. The presence of these chips allows for more data to be written to the Random Access Memory module of the host computer system. As part of the display subsystem of the host machine the device driver normally communicates with the device driver of the computer monitor. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and S3 Graphics Savage/MX SSVID=5333 errors before installing any driver updates.