S3 Graphics today announced the Chrome 400 Ultra Low Power (ULP) mobile graphics processor series, boasting a low power draw.
The S3 Graphics Chrome 400 processor features a
maximum power envelope extending below seven watts
producing significantly less heat and enabling the
addition of dedicated graphics to mini-notes for the
The chip is able to power Aero user interface in
Windows Vista, play back of Hi-Def media content,
Blu-ray optical disk technology and DirectX 10+
All Chrome 400 ULP Series GPUs feature the latest
ChromotionHD Video Engine enabling acceleration for
all video standards including H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
VC-1, WMV-HD, AVS, and AVC.
Sophisticated algorithms and power control
mechanisms will allow Chrome 400 ULP Series GPUs to
deliver the optimal balance between performance and
power on-the-fly, to meet performance and
application requirements for power efficient
graphics computing on thin and light notebook PCs.
The Chrome 400 ULP Series is available in three
The Chrome 430 ULP faetures a TDP of less than 7
watts, supports HD video and DirectX 10.1 gaming.
S3 claims that second SKU, the Chrome 435 ULP offers
superb performance-per-watt metrics, out performing
competitor products by over 40% in benchmarks while
using consistently less energy.
Finally, the Chrome 440 ULP offers up to 60% better
performance than its competitor equivalent, and
delivers HD 1080p media playback, including
dual-stream Blu-ray or Blu-ray Picture-in-Picture
(PiP) support which coupled with DirectX 10.1 gaming
The S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP series is now
shipping, and notebook OEM customers include Fujitsu
(FMV-BIBLO MG series).