Savage 4 Pro Xtreme graphics unit
.25 micron manufacturing process
128-bit 2D, 3D, and video engine
166MHz memory clock speed
166MHz core clock speed
8-bit stencil buffer
S3 Texture Compression
2048x2048 texture support
Full speed DVD video playback w/motion compensation
OpenGL Performance ICD
Floating point triangle setup engine
Single cycle trilinear filtering
Single Pass Multi-texturing
The Savage 4 Pro Xtreme chip is probably one of the last video chips you'll see that's still made with a .25 micron process. All the next generation chips will use smaller die sizes. The Savage2000 will use a .18 micron process, and Nvidia's GeForce 256 will use a .22 micron die size.
The Stealth III Xtreme will have support for AGP 4x, but the increased AGP transfer rate won't be as important with the Savage 4 because the card already supports S3 texture compression.
The Savage 4 carries over all of the Savage3D's features including 32-bit color, 2048 x 2048 texture support, and full speed DVD video playback with motion compensation. The OEM version will feature a 143MHz core clock and 166MHz memory. The retail Xtreme will have a 166/166MHz core/memory clock.
As with most Diamond cards, you get a choice of two free games from the Diamond Game Zone, but you have to pay for the shipping and handling.