S3 Graphics brings customers another best-in-class performance oriented GPU based on the latest cutting edge technologies on the Chrome® 440 GTX for desktop PCs. Supporting the latest Microsoft® DirectX™ 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1 graphics architectures for smooth, realistic 3D gaming and jaw dropping HD multimedia for Blu-ray™ Disc playback, the Chrome® 440 GTX offers mainstream users incredible value, bringing “Affordable Gaming” to the world.
Using the latest 65nm technology, the Chrome® 440 GTX features high performance core and memory clock rates with exceptionally low power consumption that offers the best performance-per-watt ratio in today’s discrete graphics market. Powerwise™ architecture allows dynamic adjustments of core and memory clock frequencies and voltage to ensure further energy efficiency without compromising on performance or application usability.
Mainstream users can now experience true Hi-Def home multimedia on their desktop PC. The Chrome® 440 GTX makes light work of cinematic quality HD playback at 1080p with S3 Graphics' exclusive ChromotionHD™ 2.0 Video Engine which enables hardware acceleration for all leading video standards including H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV-HD and AVS, for dual-stream Blu-ray™ playback.
Re-Defining the DirectX® 10.1 and Hi-Def™ Video Experience
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 Support
Based on a higher performance unified shader core supporting DirectX® 10.1, the image and rendering quality transports you into your own graphics reality and life-like 3D world. Anti-aliasing, Image/Texture improvements, higher precision formats, and programmable lighting effects all bring forward the latest technologies in visual sharpness. Clocked at 725MHz, the high-speed engine enables best-in-class performance for popular PC games and other 3D applications.
ChromotionHD™ 2.0+ Video Technology
Continuing the success of the award winning S3 Graphics programmable video architecture, the ChromotionHD™ engine enhances the movie experience by providing life-like HD format decoding, post-processing, and filtering to enable true HD quality 1080p dual-stream Blu-ray Disc™ playback. Coupled with the enhanced digital display and audio (A/V) pipeline for simultaneous acceleration of multiple video streams, the display A/V streams allow seamless digital connectivity with vibrant colors and picture quality for HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort panels. Codec support includes the latest HD standards for H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV-HD, and AVS.
S3 Graphics PowerWise™ Technology
Sophisticated algorithms and power control mechanisms allow the Chrome® 440 GTX to deliver the optimal balance between high throughput performance and power savings on-the-fly, to meet the requirements for visual computing and power efficiency on desktop PCs. The scalable range of performance allows users to get mainstream performance while still being environmentally conscious.
The Chrome® 440 GTX supports the latest advances to the PC component interconnect by offering users the ability to boost the graphics performance of their current systems with the high throughput PCI Express® 2.0 bus technology.
The S3 Graphics Chrome® 440 GTX is available for customers in the US.