S3 Chrome S27 with HD support

Posted on Monday, Jan 08 2007 @ 18:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
S3 Graphics announced the demonstration of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc titles on its Chrome S27 graphics cards at the Lunch@Piero’s press event in Las Vegas during CES 2007, using WinDVD 8 playback software from InterVideo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Corel.

Manufactured using the latest 90nm technology from Fujitsu, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 graphics processors feature class leading core and memory clock rates, with additional support for the latest DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and a PCI Express x16 interface. Featuring a high speed DirectX 9.0 graphics engine, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 graphics engine consists of 4 full precision vertex shader units and 8 full precision pixel shader units translating 5.6 Billion pixel shader operations per second, enabling next generation applications with lengthy, complex shaders.

For an outstanding visual experience the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 features the latest Chromotion 3.0 Programmable Video Engine, enabling acceleration for all leading video standards, new features to enhance the user's Hi-Def widescreen digital media experience, and a comprehensive feature set enabling users to creatively tweak and tune their viewing experience. S3 Graphics Chrome S27 also features advanced power management features usually found only in mobile solutions, that leads to reductions in heat and potential noise from cooling solutions.

On top of being ideal for 3D game play, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 DDR2 cards feature a wide range of connectivity options including support for DVI and VGA display interfaces along with Macrovision-certified TV-out. This connectivity is further enhanced through native 1080p HDTV support and widescreen display capability with Chromotion™ 3.0, the next generation programmable video engine boasting hardware accelerated motion compensation and WMV-HD support. To further enhance operation for home theatre applications that demand cool & quiet operation, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 features an efficient and power smart design, coupled with Fujitsu's advanced 90nm process technology that sets a new standard for desktop power/performance without compromising on features.

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