Friday, November 21, 2008
S3 Graphics Launches Next Generation Chrome 500
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S3 Graphics today announced it
The GPU allows users to enjoy the latest Blu-ray
playback, streaming HD video, DirectX 10.1, and
OpenGL 3.0 applications on Microsoft Windows and
The Chrome 500 Series suports Blu-ray
picture-in-Picture features and 8-channel high
fidelity audio with the S3 Graphics' built-in Dolby
7.1 digital surround sound processor. DirectX,
OpenGL, and GPGPU applications can be efficiently
processed with programmable shader cores to speed-up
3D and non-gaming functions.
Add-in cards featuring the first graphics
accelerators from the new Chrome 500 series, the
Chrome 530 GT, are available now on S3 Graphics
GStore online retail outlet.
S3 Graphics Chrome 500 Series Highlights:
- Microsoft DirectX 10.1+ / OpenGL 3.0 Support:
Chrome 500 supports the latest DirectX 10.1+ and
OpenGL 3.0 graphics requirements to support the
latest applications. Real-life 3D rendering and
increased visual quality through improved
Anti-aliasing (AA), Image/Texture improvements,
higher precision formats, and programmable lighting
effects allow users to experience the next level of
- GPGPU (General Purpose GPU) Technology: Utilizing
an array of S3 stream processors, the Chrome GPUs
can accelerate parallel data workloads and perform
work on thousands of concurrent threads to achieve
Gigaflops (GFLOPS) of high-throughput computations.
Applications that can utilize S3 GPGPU technologies
include image processing, video transcoding, game
physics, and many more.
- ChromotionHD Video Technology: Designed to offload
video processing from the CPU and save overall
system power, the ChromotionHD engine supports the
latest HD standards including H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1,
WMV-HD, and AVS.
- Display and Audio Integration: Chrome 500 Series
processors incorporate DisplayPort with HDCP, HDMI
with HDCP, dual-link DVI with HDCP, and dual-channel
LVDS transmitters for complete connectivity to a
full range of digital monitors and panels.
- Integrated Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound and HD
Audio controllers are supported natively in the GPU.
- PCI Express2.0: Chrome 500 Series GPUs support the
latest high throughput PCI Express 2.0 bus
technology for bandwidth intensive applications and
games. The faster connection speed also allows users
to take advantage of additional S3 Graphics
technologies such as AcceleRAM which leverages
system memory for image data storage, and
MultiChrome Multi-GPU technology to unleash almost
twice the 3D rendering performance on games.
S3 Graphics Chrome 530 GT Graphics Card
The first product introduced to the market in the
Chrome 500 Series, the S3 Graphics Chrome 530 GT
features an upgraded video core capable of
dual-stream, PiP Blu-ray playback at lower power and
The video card's GPU is clocked at 625MHz and the
512MB GDDR2 memory onboard runs at 500MHz.
Equipped with HDCP capable DVI-I and HDMI ports, the
Chrome 530 GT supports DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0
applications and consumes under 25W of power, making
it ideal as the graphics of choice for HTPC (home
theatre PCs), DIY enthusiasts or existing PC users.
The Chrome 530 GT add-in card is available now for