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S3 Graphics Officially Introduces Chrome 540 GTX, The World's Most Connected HD Card

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S3 Graphics today announced the latest addition to its power-efficient Chrome 500 Series graphics processor family, with the unveiling of an 850MHz clocked GDDR3 based Chrome 540 GTX. Today's users can convert an ordinary PC into a Hi-Def entertainment powerhouse for Dual-Stream Blu-ray and HD videos, using the newly defined DisplayPort digital interface, HDMI and Dual-Link DVI for seamless connectivity to the latest digital monitors and HDTVs.

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540 GTX lol there trying to seem there faster then NVIDIA
 
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Wow what a waste of PCB. Maybe they were too embarrassed that it would look like a weak card. Despite that it is...
 

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wow. what a waste of what could have been a great half-height card.
 
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Mussels said:
wow. what a waste of what could have been a great half-height card.
Was thinking exactly the same thing, with all the connectivity that card's got. S3 has to know their primary market is HTPCs, so I can't understand why they'd do something like this.

Also the link to the card's page is incorrect, this one works.
 
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Maybe there are layers used in the middle connecting stuff :D
 

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Lol!!!What is this???:laugh:A couple of capacitors and a 4cm fan????
Looks like a toy...I wonder if it really does what it promises...???
 

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The interesting thing about this card is despite looking empty it still beats my 3450 in everything which requires a rather large passive cooler and is much more complex than this thing.
 

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Reminds me of:

 
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its not that bad, its not like that his card thing that does virtually nothing, it does do htpc apps good, thats what its made for and its probably worth the money unlike my old fx5200 that i bashed on a rock last week(fun):laugh: that thing had a pcb full of crap.
 

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this is so hilarious, I laughed when I saw that HIS card, I instantly thought paperweight FTW,
 

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I loled @ picture. :nutkick:
 
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I guess it's cheaper for S3 to leave the PCB as is instead of cut it. What this card actually needs is silent cooling...
 
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What does it matter what it looks like, as long as it works, looks wouldn't bother me any. for this type of card
 
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I think I'll wait for the XFX Superclocked version, that should be much faster.
:roll:
If you want it smaller, cut it down DIY style!
However, if this costs less than say, a 9500 GT (with the same features), then I'd buy it for a HTPC.
=O
It outperforms the 4350! Amazing!

Not bad for such a low powered card; could easily have a passive HS as well.
 
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I think it would be good to see S3 spar off with the sub 100$ NV and ATi cards in gaming. It would be great to have a 3rd competitor!
 

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I think it would be good to see S3 spar off with the sub 100$ NV and ATi cards in gaming. It would be great to have a 3rd competitor!
Then ati and nvidia would just use destroyer pricing to murder them.