VIA Press Conference
This afternoon VIA held their press conference which discussed where the company is headed and what they (and their sponsors) have planned for the VIA Technology Forum tomorrow in Taipei. Unfortunately we saw no product announcements from VIA today; instead they will come tomorrow.
Starting off the press conference, Richard Brown let the medium-sized crowd know that VIA had recently taken delivery of their one millionth wafer from TSMC. VIA estimates that translates into around 400 million chipsets, which would pretty much close to spot on from the wafers we have seen in previous years.
S3 Graphics were also in attendance and talked briefly about their new Delta Chrome GPU. S3 do not intend to just focus on the gamer but with more focus on other aspects of the system which S3 say is equally important, if not more. These aspects include DVD playback, DVD creation, entertainment PC and so forth. They want to enhance graphics experience beyond gaming benchmarks and take PC graphics to the living room, as almost directly quoted from the speaker. Even still, S3 still say that gamers will be pleased with gaming performance from Delta Chrome, which according to a VIA representative will be on par to Radeon 9600 Pro.
An analyst from JPR also spoke briefly (while battling to keep up with the slides) who mentioned how he thought too much importance was being placed on hardcore enthusiasts and gamers. He mentioned that there are around 5 million hardcore users worldwide with around 25 million users who are more casual and don't like to pay the high amount for high-end products, which is partly what S3 are tapping into. He has a point, but obviously doesn't care for tweaking and overclocking a whole lot. Bad luck for him - although maybe if he read TweakTown more, we could change his thoughts?
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