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Graphics The S3 Chrome 400 series is here *official specs inside*

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Liete87, 15 Feb 2008.

  1. Liete87

    Liete87 What's a Dremel?

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    http://www.s3graphics.com/en/products/chrome_400/

    S3's new line of cards will be shown at GDC 2008 (feb 18-20) then launched into stores, they have posted official specs on their website.

    Expect them in stores by the end of the month:

    S3 Chrome 460 (Aka Destination D2)

    S3 Chrome 450

    A few months following:

    S3 Chrome 440

    S3 Chrome 430

     
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  2. automagsrock

    automagsrock What's a Dremel?

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    I didn't even know S3 was still around :confused: Good for them. I had friends that used to swear by their older stuff :)
     
  3. Liete87

    Liete87 What's a Dremel?

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    They are still around, alot of people just don't seem to notice them lol... A relic of the 80's-90's that refuses to die.

    But they are good reliable cards, that is true. In their prime in the early 90's they held nearly 60% of the computer graphics market.
     
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    ou7blaze sensational.

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    Why does it seem like you work for them and you're advertising their product?

    If I'm wrong I apologise...

    As for the card, never heard of it probably first made before I was born :p
     
  5. Liete87

    Liete87 What's a Dremel?

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    I get that alot but im not and I don't only trying to encourage healthy competition.

    And I don't even know if S3 cards have ever been distributed outside of English speaking areas. I know they are distributed in U.S. Canada and UK. I think powercolor published a version of the S27 in Japan but I don't know the specifics.
     
  6. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i will wait for a review... maybe they will be the next ATI......
     
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    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    They're total garbage and will not even come close to competing with nvidia or ATi. The top card only has 64-bit memory interface. More than likely, this card will probably perform just under the 8400GS.
     
  8. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Should this be here in gaming ???

    But on subject, is this S3 as in the same company that made my 2mb graphics card about 10 years ago???
     
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    S3 was never really in the gaming scene, the S27 was actually a decent mid-range card for its time, it cost about the same as a 6600GT and performed a bit better. This looks to be more like a media center card, and looking at the list of video decoding formats, if it is aggressively priced and can run cool with a passive cooling arrangement, it might be a winner in that field.

    This is the same S3 that made the 2MB card you have most likely(S3 Virge sounds about that old).
     
  10. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Thing is, if the price is right then that will be just the ticket for a second/HDTV box. One you'll watch HD movies on, but not game on too hard. :clap:
     
  11. Liete87

    Liete87 What's a Dremel?

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    Apparently they have confidence in its gaming capabilities because its being unvieled at the game developers conference.

    And their last gen card could outperform an 8400GS easily
     
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    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Yes it could, but it was crippled by bad driver support. If they support this, it could be a good niche market item.
     
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