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S3 enters Multi GPU arena

Discussion in 'News' started by Darksaber, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    S3 just released the new ChromeS20 series graphic cards today. The S27 runs at an insane speed of 700Mhz with 700Mhz memory. The downside of the chip are the 4 vertex and 8 pixel pipelines, and only Vertex Shader 2.0 support.

    The interesting part ist what S3 calles "MultiChrome", which basically lets you use two Chrome S20 series cards in any mainboard, which features the two PCIe x8/x16 slots to run. So no new Mainboard chipset, and no bridge needed.

    And here is a picture of it:
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    Source: theINQ
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    Xexe nice.....S3 SLI :respect:
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    Maybe I read something wrong, or I'm misunderstanding something, but how can they run at 700mhz with such a small cooler?
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    2 possibilities:
    1- the heatsink is made of dimond
    2- the fan sounds like a tornado....
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    *lol*

    yea...true did not think of that..but hey...it says so in the source as well...

    cheers
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    Ah, I took a look at the article and this makes sense of it:

    "The chip is less about raw performance than it is low power. The GPU itself in the ChromeS27 takes 10-12W, 17-30 for the entire card. For this, you get 2800-3600 in 3DMark05. Not all that bad, and it can even run fanless if necessary, the ones I saw though had a commendably small fan."

    Just think what it could do with something like a VF-700-Cu.:cool:

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