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S3 Graphics Chrome 440 GTX

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    I lol at the price/performance. Thats just funny. its way overpriced for how it performs.
     
  3. Kreij

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    That got a smile out of me.

    Other than that, it would be nice to see some better performing cards in the future.
    I'll keep my eye on S3 to see if they are serious about playing with the evil empires ;)
     
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    A nice step in the right direction.
     
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    They should have given this a silent cooler, making it slightly more HTPC worthy. At least S3 can make multi-view cards to compete with those..ehm..$500 Matrox multi-head cards, or ATI's FireMV.
     
  6. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    What fail. I was lolling at all the benchies, 5, 6fps maybe. Come on... Price per perf... uhh, who will buy that piece of crap.
     
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    it scaled well at higher resolutions, regardless its still a slideshow. Im really wanting S3 take a shot at the mid and high end market, hell they arent even making low end, they are just making the rock bottom, that no one buys on purpose.
     
  8. Kreij

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    Ahhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :roll:

    Thanks guys, I am still laughing so hard my eyes are watering.

    I know they are trying, but on a board like TPU this is Epic Fail.
     
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    I just don't understand what market they appeal to. I think it is the n00b market because it has "GTX" in the name which would make a n00b think the card sounds good.
     
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    I pity the drunk XP users who believe in Nvidia's promising words behind the box of this card. FAIL!
     
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    Nvidia does not make this card.
     
  12. Kreij

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    Okay, my apologies to the S3 crew. As W1zz said they are dedicated and working hard at improving the line.

    I really hope that they get to the point that they can compete as that would be good for all of us.
     
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    Indeed it would. I think they have potential, this card just isn't it. If they could compete with amd/nvidia we would see more competitive prices, witch I like.
     
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    Now I'm a n00b. Stupid me, I was skimming through the review with performance in mind.
     
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    hell for $69 or lower, Ill take this for an HTPC anyday. I dont need to game with it, all I need it to do is play the movies I download. Awesome.
     
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    dude id but this in a heart beat and i might order one this coming paycheck maybe even 3


    1 for my linux box needing a card

    1 for my GF's PC to lay over for sli

    and 1 for my server

    so i can have the 5200 in the server as a pci back up cause god knows this will handle aero better than the 5200 pos.
     
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    When you consider the die size, it's performance is in line with ATI & nVidia.
    Considering how much smaller the design team is, that's quiet a feat.

    About the price:
    - it does have HDMI! 9400GT doesn't have that on stock models.
    - they're selling 1000x less than ATI or nVidia so production prices tend to be higher.
    - GStore has always been expensive.

    W1zzard, how was your 9400GT configured?
    Stock? 550 core, 1350 shaders, 400 mem & 128bit? Or faster?
     
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    W1zzard - you say 'Low power consumption" twice in the Pros. Intentional?

    Good to see an obscure hardware review, let's hope eventually someone gives competition to the "bi-nopoly" we have now...
     
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    HDMI adaptors cost less than $20, so thats really irrelevant (and most HTPC aimed cards come with em free anyway)
     
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    those benchmarks must have been like watching paint dry.... goes to show the up hill battle any third wheel would have
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    How's the HD playback on this thing? Because if it should compete with anything in that range, it should be the HD3450. Then they need to add lots of features though.

    Anyway, it is good news that something new is coming. I hope they will take a shot at the mid-range at least..
     
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    fixed. too much copy and paste :)
     
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    i always welcome more serious competitors but this card is a joke this is my IGP at the office
     

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    Well this card is like 5x faster than what you have attached. Your point being?
     
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    yes i didn't mention that you must look at the texture fillrate of my office IGP and it's bus width which i agree is a $hitty GPU. but it still doesn't justify spending $69.95 for a card that would serve the same purpose as it does not have enough grunt for current games.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S3/Chrome_440_GTX/30.html
     

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