S3 Savage IX8

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S3 Savage IX8 or IX8+

This is a S3 video adapter
S3 is now owned by Via Technologies

The IX8 and IX8+ chips share the same PCI-ID


  • Chipset: S3
  • PCI ID: 5333:8c12
  • AGP 2X
  • 8MB SGRAM video memory

Linux X.Org driver

?? This chip is supported by the 'savage' driver as part of the X.Org distribution

ThinkPad LCD

Display on the internal LCD works as long as you set the monitor settings correct.

External VGA port


SVideo port


Linux kernel Framebuffer driver

This chip will work with either the 'vesa' or 'savagefb' driver as part of any recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel.

ThinkPad's this chip may be found in