S3 Graphics ha annunciato la disponibilità sul mercato di una nuova linea di schede grafiche PCI-Express chiamata Chrome S27: al momento questa include due modelli. Il primo, commercializzato al prezzo di $98, è dotato di 128Mb di memoria DDR3; il secondo presenta un quantitativo di ram doppio e costa $128.
Entrambe le card sono basate su una gpu - con frequenza di clock pari a 700MHz - la cui architettura è concepita in accordo alle specifiche per il supporto di DirectX 9 e include 8 pixel pipe e 4 vertex pipe; sono inoltre dotate di due uscite verso i monitor (DVI e VGA) e una uscita verso il televisore con certificazione Macrovision per la piena compatibilità con High Definition.
Di buon livello la gestione del consumo di potenza essendo la gpu fabbricata con tecnologia Fujitsu a 90nm.
CA, February 8 2006 – Building increased momentum in the North American
market, S3 Graphics today announced its PCI Express Chrome S27 graphics
cards are now available for immediate purchase through Newegg.com, the
premier etailer of graphic cards in North America.
on Newegg.com will be two models of Chrome S27 graphics cards; the
first featuring 128MB DDR3 memory for US$98, and a second with 256MB
DDR3 memory for US$128. With the highest core clock on the market at
702Mhz, a robust DirectX 9.0 implementation featuring 4 vertex and 8
pixel processors, its signature Hi-Def visual experience, and the best
performance-per-watt operation in the industry, the S3 Graphics Chrome
S27 line of graphics cards are ideal for users looking to enhance their
3D gaming experience.
"The addition of
NewEgg.com as a major channel partner is a significant step forward in
the expansion of S3 Graphics product availability in the US market,"
said Dr. Ken Weng, General Manager of S3 Graphics. "At such aggressive
price points, the 128MB and 256MB DDR3 Chrome S27 cards offer an
astounding deal for consumers looking to upgrade their PC for popular
games such as Quake 4 or build the perfect home theatre PC."
mainstream graphics add-in board (AIB) market represents one of the
largest segments of graphics AIB sales, with a CAGR greater than the
total market due to users looking for an easy upgrade to meet gaming
and multimedia requirements," commented Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie
Research, the market research firm in Tiburon, CA, that tracks the
graphics industry. "The availability of Chrome S27 graphic boards in
the US market enables S3 Graphics to address the requirements of a
major group of user needs with a strong mixture of features at an
attractive mid-stream price point."
top of being ideal for 3D game play, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 cards
feature a wide range of connectivity options including support for DVI
and VGA display interfaces along with Macrovision-certified TV-out.
This connectivity is further enhanced through native 1080p HDTV support
and widescreen display capability with Chromotion 3.0, the next
generation programmable video engine boasting hardware accelerated
motion compensation and WMV-HD support. To further enhance operation
for home theatre applications that demand cool & quiet operation,
the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 features an efficient and power smart
design, coupled with Fujitsu's advanced 90nm process technology that
sets a new standard for desktop power/performance without compromising