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S3 Graphics Unleashes Full OpenGL 3.0 API Support with Beta Driver for Chrome 500

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S3 Graphics today released Beta drivers for the latest version of the OpenGL 3.0 API to take advantage of the Khronos Group's open, cross-platform 3D standard on the newly released Chrome 500 Series programmable GPUs. This major milestone allows software developers to start OpenGL 3.0 development on S3 Graphics hardware using the latest beta driver and GLSL 1.3 shading language on Windows XP and Vista.

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i wonder what the deal is with availability of these 500 series cards, i cant find any in the US.
 
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Arent these cards not mainly for OEM´s and IGP´s - I have never seen them in Europe either
 

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S3 - who cares
 
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i do and just as a note to you the S3 chrome 440GTX will preform with your X800 not to mention is DX10
 

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i do and just as a note to you the S3 chrome 440GTX will preform with your X800 not to mention is DX10
yea, me too, not only are these cards good for a budget a rig but also S3's products give the company a chance to get their name out there, it introduces a possibility that they will start making more high end cards, already they compete on the low end (though not very succesfully) with ATI and nvidia but it would be awesome if there was a third GPU chipmaker in the market. More choices are always better for the consumer so i hope they play a larger role in this segment in the future.
 
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Who cares about S3? Hmmm, let's check your graphic cards... oh, all of them support S3TC... the S3 standard in texture compression created years ago. So well, care about them a little... and remember, even this small competition is good for the business.