S3 Graphics Delivers Ultra Power Efficient Mobile GPUs for Mini-Notes and Notebooks
S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP series brings HD video playback and power of discrete graphics to ultra mobile devices for the first time
Fremont, California, Sept 24 2008 - S3 Graphics today announced its Chrome 400 Ultra Low Power (ULP) graphics processor series, based on the most power-efficient GPU architecture on the market. Today's users will now be able to enjoy the latest HD media playback and DirectX 10.1 gaming experience on mini-notes as well as notebook PCs.
Ultra mobile PCs, like the increasingly popular mini-note PC category, are designed to be thin and light so manufacturers could not integrate largely due to the required cooling apparatus. Using less than 7 watts, the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP series graphics processors produce significantly less heat than competitor offerings, enabling the addition of dedicated graphics to mini-note PCs for the first time.
Today's mobile PCs users are demanding more graphics processing power than ever before. Innovations like the Aero user interface in Windows Vista offer a fluid, visually attractive desktop experience that requires a dedicated graphics processor. Hi-Def media content, including the latest Blu-ray optical disk technology, is continuing to gain momentum while DirectX 10.1 compatible gaming is also becoming important in the mobile space as notebooks replace desktop PCs in the home. The S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP series delivers a compelling blend of features and performance with minimal impact on battery life.
"S3 Graphics can now deliver a superior mobile visual experience that users will soon demand on all mini-note and mobile products," said Dr. Ken Weng, GM for S3 Graphics. "Our latest Chrome 400 ULP series processors offer manufacturers a mobile graphics component that's long overdue; a truly power-efficient mobile GPU that really performs."
The S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP series is already shipping, and notebook OEM customers include Fujitsu.
S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP Series: Ultra Mobile Performance
The S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP Series is available in three SKUs:
S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP Series - Product Highlights
For more details about S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP series processors please visit the S3 Graphics website.
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