S3 has announced the arrival of the GammaChrome PCI Express graphics chips, with natively integrated PCI Express technology for all products.
A full line of GammaChrome graphics processors will be provided starting from the high end utilizing the latest fabrication technology to boast blazing speeds and solid performance, while the mainstream product will feature the balanced performance/cost/features that have defined this highly competitive segment.
Both the high-end and mainstream segments will feature the exciting next generation Chromotion 2.0 programmable video engine with new capabilities to enrich the video playback experience, increasingly important in today’s PCs and Media Center PCs. S3 Graphics will also integrate their sought-after Hi-Def native HDTV output technology to compliment the Chromotion 2.0 engine. Finally, a value line of the GammaChrome will be available for the enthusiast who wants to share in the PCI Express experience without the high cost associated with newly developed technologies.
Products based on the GammeChrome chipset will be available in Q3 2004 as retail cards and in OEM desktop/notebook personal computers.