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S3 Graphics steps up with DX10.1

Chrome 400 Series

By: Steve Dougherty from Feb 15, 2008 @ 18:37 CST

S3 Graphics have sprung up out of nowhere with a complete new lineup of GPUs dubbed the Chrome 400 Series, these offering something NVIDIA doesn't even have out yet; DirectX 10.1 support.

The GPUs are built on Fujitsu's 65nm process and utilize PCI-E 2.0. Full hardware acceleration is resident for HD playback and connectivity options are enriched with support for DisplayPort and HDMI.

For the full rundown of the new Series you can grab S3's official PR here folks.

Fremont, California, 15 February 2008 - 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® DirectX®10.1 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.