S3 Graphics has announced an ultra-low-power graphics processor for silent desktop PCs and gaming and entertainment devices.
The firm says its DeltaChrome S8 ULP draws less than half the power of other DirectX 9.0-compatible GPUs -- under 2.5 watts core power while running 3D applications -- so it can deliver full 3D performance without additional cooling fans or heatsinks.
The eight-pixel-shader-pipeline, four-vertex-shader device includes HDTV component video output with resolutions from 480i to 1080p, as well as Chromotion programmable video engine technology. The VIA Technologies joint venture company will ship the AGP 8X solution later in the first quarter of 2005.
From Sharky Extreme