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The S3 Graphics Chrome® 540 GTX combines 256MB of the latest GDDR3 memory with faster clock speeds, improved performance and the very latest connectivity technology. S3 Graphics have brought together HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI on a single high performance add-in card so consumers can now enjoy the latest Blu-ray and HD titles on a variety of display technologies.

With the Chrome® 540 GTX, you now have the power to bring every movie experience to life, and enjoy bonus footage through Picture-in-Picture features, while enjoying 8 channels of high fidelity audio with the S3 Graphics built-in Dolby® 7.1 digital surround sound processor.

Mainstream users can now experience true Hi-Def home multimedia on their desktop PC. The Chrome® 540 GTX makes light work of cinematic quality HD playback at 1080p with S3 Graphics’ exclusive Chromotion™ Video Engine which enables hardware acceleration for all leading video standards including H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV-HD and AVS.

DirectX® 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0 applications on Microsoft® Windows® and Linux platforms can be run using the Chrome® 540 GTX programmable shader cores to speed up 3D games, non-gaming rendering applications, and other visual processing functions using the built-in GPGPU engine.


S3 Graphics Chrome® 540 GTX Product Highlights

Advanced Display Connectivity
Display interfaces include the newly introduced DisplayPort, HDMI, dual-link DVI. Integrated digital display support with HDCP content protection allows users to connect to a multitude of monitors and displays for HD content viewing across a secure display path. Built-in HDMI transmitters with Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound and HD Audio controllers allow seamless audio/video HDMI connectivity.

Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 Support
An S3 proprietary unified shader architecture supports the latest additions to DirectX® 10.1 allowing realistic 3D rendering and increased visual acuity through improved Anti-aliasing, Image/Texture improvements, higher precision formats, and programmable lighting effects. These improvements allow Chrome® 540 GTX users to experience life-like rendering and image quality in supported DirectX® 10.1 applications.

ChromotionHD™ Video Technology
Featuring a fully programmable video architecture with true HD quality 1080p playback for Blu-ray™ and HD-DVD™ content, the ChromotionHD™ engine supports the latest HD standards including H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV-HD, and AVS, for a stunning movie experience. The video engine is also highly optimized with the decoding and post processing display pipeline that allows simultaneous acceleration of single and multiple video streams in HD format with vibrant colors and picture clarity.

S3 Graphics PowerWise™ Technology
Sophisticated algorithms and power control mechanisms allow the Chrome® 540 GTX to deliver the optimal balance between performance and power on-the-fly, to meet performance and application requirements for power efficient graphics computing on desktop and small form factor (SFF) PCs.

PCI Express®2.0
The Chrome® 540 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 faster connection speed also allows users to take advantage of additional S3 Graphics technologies such as AcceleRAM™ which leverages system memory for image data storage.

The S3 Graphics Chrome® 540 GTX is available for customers in the US.

 

 
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