S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series

"S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series Sets New Standards in Energy-Efficient HD Multimedia and DirectX 10.1 Gaming "

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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 support the latest Microsoft DirectX10.1 game engine and the PCI Express 2.0 bus technology, bringing superb performance and improved 3D gaming image and texture rendering in a remarkably power-efficient, low heat package.

Ultra thin and light notebooks and small form factor desktop PCs will now be able to take full advantage of the latest graphics with a discrete DirectX 10.1 capable graphics solution. These products, requiring extreme power-efficiency and rigidly low thermal specifications, will now be able to boast full HD video support and the latest in display connectivity.

Using the breakthrough ChromotionHD 2.0 fully programmable video architecture for true HD quality 1080p playback for Blu-ray and HD-DVD content, the Chrome 400 Series graphics processor will offer a state-of-the-art cinematic experience while remaining cool under the hood. The ChromotionHD engine will support the latest HD standards including H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV-HD, and AVS.
"S3 Graphics has developed a product that will deliver incredible, high quality 1080p HD playback for Home Media Centers, Desktop PCs and Ultra Thin and Light Notebook PCs without creating the unwanted noise and heat often associated with high performance components," said Dr. Ken Weng, GM of S3 Graphics. "The feature-rich capabilities in the Chrome 400 Series will provide the end-user with a broad spectrum of new visual capabilities in a leading performance-per-watt product."
Product Page can be found here.


A card to maybe take over the job of the lower Geforce models? What do you think? PLease do tell us on our Forums.

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12-02-2008, 14:19:52

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12-02-2008, 14:24:56

I love PV's loop :)

12-02-2008, 15:09:10

Mr. Smith
VIDEOS! w000t

12-02-2008, 16:51:51

i will get some pics of my latest up soon

12-02-2008, 17:19:13

Basic cases have remained unchanged for ever.

I think something that would be interesting is Mods that "IMPROVE" comp design.

I think something different than "every other modding site" would be mods that improved the basic design. Nothing against spinning machine gun turrets but they actually do very little to improve the computer.

What has everyone done to improve the box?
(even if its just an idea there should be a place to share it)

12-02-2008, 17:22:21

not allot as have had no money though i plan to have a go at some improvements when i get some cash together :D

12-02-2008, 17:30:25


not allot as have had no money though i plan to have a go at some improvements when i get some cash together :D

I promise you I have less $$ than 99% of you. To improve something dosent mean buying a bunch of hardware, it means making the case you have work better than it did when you bought it...

And last time I checked "IDEAS" were free....

12-02-2008, 17:33:26

the money is for the mistakes i make :D

13-02-2008, 03:48:29

Hey hey it's my wee beastie. :D

I love PV's loop :)

Thank you mate. I actually pulled it apart yesterday and did a stealth job on all the wiring too

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