Midden november moet de nieuwe Viper van S3/Diamond in de winkels liggen. Hier wat stoere termen uit hun persbericht! Diamond Viper II comes powered with S3's own Savage 2000 processor and 32MB on-board memory to deliver true next-generation 128-bit 2D/3D graphics acceleration. It is also the first mainstream graphics accelerator to deliver a single-pass Quad-Texture(TM) engine designed for fast action multi-textured games. Capable of running all 3D processing functions without causing system delays, Viper II features a state-of-the-art transformation and lighting engine, in addition to S3's trademarked S3TC processing technology, to provide consumers with the ultimate tool for obtaining the maximum in visual quality for today's intense 3D applications. Customers can also run resolutions as high as 2048x1536 with fillrates of up to 500 Mtex/s. Additionally, Viper II delivers full API support for DirectX 7.0, 6.1, Direct 3D, OpenGL ICD and driver support for Windows 95/98, and Windows NT 4.0.Optimized for high-quality digital video playback, Viper II features TV output, a dynamic, multi-tap scaler and an integrated third-generation motion compensation engine for hardware accelerated DVD applications. S3's feature-rich Savage 2000 board also includes Diamond InControl Tools 99, an enhanced desktop utility tool designed to enhance gaming and business applications.