Fremont, California, March 20, 2008 - S3 Graphics, a leading provider of graphics and visualization technologies, today announced the S3 Graphics Chrome 430 GT desktop cards, now available at online retail affiliate GStore (https://s3gstore.s3graphics.com/).
The first of the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series to market, the Chrome 430 GT combines advanced 3D graphics and incredible HD multimedia performance with extreme power-efficiency and rigidly low thermal specifications, breaking new ground in the highly competitive graphics industry. Based on the low profile PCI Express® Gen 2 graphics card specification, the Chrome 430 GT is ideally suited for small form factor PC designs and energy-conscious PC users who wish to upgrade their PC to provide incredible HD playback and the latest DirectX 10.1 graphics engine.
The S3 Graphics Chrome 430 GT outperforms the current market leader in its class by over 20%(1) in 3D benchmarks and rendered frames-per-second in the most popular DX10 and DX9 games.
Using proven low power 65nm process technology from Fujitsu, the Chrome 430 GT remains power efficient with low thermal emissions when rendering Microsoft DirectX 10.1/OpenGL 2.1 graphics applications or providing users with true Hi-Def 1080p Blu-ray™ entertainment.
"S3 Graphics has once again delivered an outstanding product, leveraging our graphics, video, and power savings core competencies," said Dr. Ken Weng, GM for S3 Graphics. “The feature-rich Chrome 430 GT challenges the current discrete graphics landscape, bringing new functionalities previously seen only on high end desktops, bringing new meaning to the terms ‘affordable gaming’ and ‘home entertainment’.”
New Frontiers in Hi-Def Performance
The S3 Graphics Chrome 430 GT gives users the perfect balance of leading DirectX 10.1 3D performance, high-quality Blu-ray™ playback, and advanced bus and display connectivity in a 64-bit DDR2 configuration. Display connections allow dual-link DVI (DVI-D/DVI-I), VGA, and 1080p widescreen HDTV support.
The Chrome 430 GT also utilizes the ChromotionHD™ 2.0 scalable video engine to perform smooth decoding of MPEG-4/AVC (H.264), MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV-HD, and AVS video for Blu-ray and HD content for theatre-like viewing entertainment. To further enhance operation for home theatre applications that demand cool-and-quiet operation, the Chrome 430 GT features PowerWise™ technology for a power smart design to minimize heat dissipation without compromising performance or features.
S3 Graphics Chrome 430GT Pricing and Availability
The S3 Graphics Chrome 430GT is priced at $59 and is currently available online from GStore, S3 Graphics’ retail affiliate: https://s3gstore.s3graphics.com/
More information on the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series may be found on the S3 Graphics website at: http://www.s3graphics.com/en/products/chrome_430gt/