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S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series Sets New Standards in Energy-Efficient HD Multimedia and DirectX 10.1 Gaming The new S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series graphics processors bring the latest 3D graphics, Blu-ray and HD-DVD support to energy-efficient desktop and notebook platforms Fremont,California, 15 February 2008 - S3 Graphics today announced the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series discrete graphics processors, designed to provide the latest gaming experience for energy-efficient desktop systems and portable notebook PCs coupled with outstanding HD content playback at the highest performance-per-watt ratio ever. Using proven low power 65nm process technology, S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series processors will... Read more...
For multi-card support, ATI has CrossFire. Nvidia, on the other hand, has SLI. But that's not all, S3 has MultiChrome. In their latest review, The Tech Report gets a couple of Chrome S27 GPU's for testing, putting them up against Nvidia's GeForce 6600GT(both single card and SLI). S3 has made some good progress with their GPU technology, but can two Chrome S27s really play a game like F.E.A.R.? "The basic graphics architecture of the Chrome S27 is fairly conventional. The GPU has four vertex shader units and eight pixel shader processors, but only four texturing units and four render back ends capable of turning a fragment... Read more...
Although they were once a dominant market leader, S3 is now a company that almost exclusively focuses on the budget / business-class graphics market.  For years, S3 has been marketing budget / business-class video cards, managing to offer competitive solutions in a segment that is dominated by "the big boys" - ATI and NVIDIA.  While their product line is small, this can have its advantages in appeal to potential buyers because they are not forced to sift through a broad product line, but instead they can focus on a few choice models to fit their specific needs.  The main goal is to keep costs at a minimum without sacrificing the hardware's capabilities.  Today, we... Read more...
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... Read more...
When we think of TV/Video combination cards, we often think of ATI's All-In-Wonder series and NVIDIA's Personal Cinema.  Each company has been offering various hybrid cards for quite some time, covering the spectrum from high-priced enthusiast-class to the value-priced solutions.  ATI clearly has the name recognition with its All-In-Wonder and the Personal Cinema is also a solid offering in its own right, but you may be surprised to find out that these are not the only solutions out there. Today, we are going to take a look at a new TV/Video combination card from S3 dubbed OmniChrome.  S3 married an analog TV Tuner with its DeltaChrome S4 Nitro Graphics chip, upping the clock speed... Read more...
  We get to test and evaluate quite a few high-end video cards here in the HotHardware labs.  Over the past few months, we've previewed numerous Radeon 9800 XTs and GeForce FX 5950 Ultras, and cards based on ATi's and NVIDIA's latest Radeon X800 and GeForce 6800 GPUs have also begun to trickle in recently.  Burning through our suite of benchmarks with these enthusiast-class products can be very interesting, and seeing these cards for the first time gets the hardware community extremely excited.  But the simple fact of the matter is that these high-end cards make up only small portion of the overall 3D graphics market.  Much more affordable entry-level and midrange products... Read more...
The S3 DeltaChrome S8 & S8 Nitro A Veteran Re-Enters The Fray... By, Marco Chiappetta March 9, 2004 Anyone with even the slightest interest in PC graphics is aware that NVIDIA and ATi have had a virtual stranglehold on all segments of the add-in card market for the last few years.  For hardcore enthusiasts, the names "3dfx" and perhaps even "Matrox" may come to mind as well, when talking about the dominant players in PC graphics of the recent past.  However, there is another company that once reigned supreme for a short period of time as an early gaming card evangelist.  That company was S3 Graphics. Many of the veterans among you will surely remember the... Read more...
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