S3 Chrome 540 GTX: Successor of the Chrome 440 GTX
S3 latest graphics card is called Chrome 540 GTX and supports up-to-date features like DircetX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0.
The Chrome 540 GTX from S3 is equipped with an equally named graphics processing unit (GPU), which is clocked to 800 MHz. For the new card S3 uses 256 MiByte GDDR3 memory with a frequency of 850 MHz; the interface is only 64 Bit wide. The PCI-Express 2.0 x16 graphics card does not have a low profile, but needs a full expansion slot.
The technical specifications of the Chrome 540 GTX are comparable to certain AMD graphics cards and even beat some Nvidia cards: DirectX 10.1, Shader Model 4.1, OpenGL 3.0 and the video engine ChromotionHD 2.0 are some of the offered features. The production process (65 nanometers) is still the same as it has been with the older S3 chips. In the S3 Store the new card costs $69.96 and for a limited amount of time Intervideo WinDVD 8 is included in the offer.
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