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S3 Graphics Announces Chrome 440 GTX Graphics Cards

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S3 Graphics, a leading provider of graphics and visualization technologies, today announced its latest S3 Graphics Chrome 440 GTX desktop cards. Boards are now available at online retail affiliate GStore, with future shipments by key European partners in addition to multiple retail partners in Asia.




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S3 Chrome is great technology wasted. I think apart from discrete graphics cards, they should incorporate this GPU into a motherboard chipset. AMD did just that (entry-level GPU into a chipset) and ended up making an extremely powerful IGP in the AMD 780G. Some evaluators found the AMD 780G to cross 2000 3DMarks in 3DM'06. If only VIA could roll out a AM2+ supportive chipset with either this or the older Chrome 400 incorporated, it could go head on against AMD 780G. Intel still doesn't have an integrated solution that comes even close to 780G.
 
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Nice card for an HTPC. I wonder about noise level.
 

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i like bts idea chrome 440 chipset would be nice
 
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S3 have the potential to rival AMD/ATi's & Nvidia's high end gfx cards.
A 3rd player would be great for all of us!
 
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Damn they just don't die!! When people start to forget about them they come out of the window to say they are still alive. Where the hell do they get money to produce a product?
 

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chipsets lol
 
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Damn they just don't die!! When people start to forget about them they come out of the window to say they are still alive. Where the hell do they get money to produce a product?
They actually deliver extremely good products for what their purpose is. Their cards run extremely cool and use practically no power.
 

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there sold out @ S3s store already
 

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Damn they just don't die!! When people start to forget about them they come out of the window to say they are still alive. Where the hell do they get money to produce a product?
Even something like ASUS Maximus Forumla has a pinch of VIA in it, the Firewire controller.
 

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its a shame they announce it and its already going to get blown over by the other 2 companies.
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If they would Stay with Cycle they could probably get a lead of the other 2.
 
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review coming to tpu too, just waiting for a 9400 gt to arrive for comparison data :)
 

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S3 have the potential to rival AMD/ATi's & Nvidia's high end gfx cards.
A 3rd player would be great for all of us!
How so, S3 has been quite bad with drivers overall. They haven't bothered with the high end market in many years. What makes you think they can suddenly do it right?
 

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there is not a chance they can compete in the high end or even mid range market. however, the low end market is certainly big enough and profitable enough to make a good living - if approached right
 

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review coming to tpu too, just waiting for a 9400 gt to arrive for comparison data :)
You mind doing some PhysX testing (FluidMark or Vantage Physics) with 9400GT? Interesting to see S3 review as well :)
 

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can the S3 do CUDA?
 

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Nope, that quastion was for the nvidia.
 

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there is not a chance they can compete in the high end or even mid range market. however, the low end market is certainly big enough and profitable enough to make a good living - if approached right
You havent by any chance gotten multichrome to work have you? Im running a 790FX board and picked a pair of these up to play with, and even with the digicool drivers (243 release), I cant seem to get these cards to work in Multichrome. In GPU-Z under multichrome its stating unknown, both cards are installed and i get clock speed and temp readings off both, so Im not sure what the issue is. Just curious if youve had any luck? :)

Thanks!