S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series

Good morning all. The folks at S3 just sent us some information regarding a few new GPUs they've got coming down the pipeline.  We'll be meeting with S3 sometime next week for a hands-on look, but for now we've got a snip from the official PR...

S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series PCI Express Graphics Processors

Advanced 90nm lead-free manufacturing enables unprecedented 700Mhz core frequency for Chrome S27 and industry-leading performance per watt across the series, enabling silent yet powerful 8 pixel shader performance

Beijing, China, November 3rd, 2005 - S3 Graphics today launched its 4th generation DirectX(R) 9.0 graphics processor units (GPUs), the Chrome 20 series, with the introduction of the Chrome S20 range of desktop graphics accelerators that combines the richer integration of Fujitsu Limited's 90nm process technology with S3 Graphics' advanced Power Wise architecture for the most power efficient graphics in the industry.

The Chrome S20 series further enhances S3Graphics' signature Hi-Def™ visual experience, complementing the native 1080p HDTV support and widescreen display capability with Chromotion™ 3.0, the next generation programmable video engine boasting hardware accelerated motion compensation and WMV-HD support. Delivering smooth playback of high definition content with ultra low CPU utilization and power draw, the Chrome S20 series is ideal for the home theater PC and media-centric digital living room market segments. The first two members of the Chrome S20 Series desktop GPU family are:

-- Chrome S27 - With a core clock of 700Mhz, Chrome S27 operates at the highest frequency of any GPU currently available, yet takes full advantage of its highly efficient design and ultra low power 90nm manufacturing to set new records for performance per watt. With flexible memory support up to DDR3, Chrome S27 also supports dual graphics implementations with the upcoming MultiChrome technology.

-- Chrome S25 - Brings superb 8 pixel shader performance to middle and value mainstream segments with a class-leading balance of features, price, performance and ultra low power draw, providing a smart new alternative in these competitive markets. With a 32-bit to 128-bit DDR2 memory interface, Chrome S25 introduces S3Graphics AcceleRAM technology to boost the performance of smaller memory configurations.  More Information...