As users look for a graphics solution to meet their multimedia and future operating system requirements, the S3 Graphics Chrome® S25 stands above the pack, delivering an outstanding visual experience, comprehensive connectivity, ultra low power consumption for ergonomic fanless designs, and powerful 3D performance.
Manufactured using the latest 90nm technology from Fujitsu, the Chrome® S25 features class leading core and memory clock rates, with additional support for the latest DDR3 memory. At the same time, the Chrome® S25 features advanced power management features usually found only in mobile solutions, such as multi-domain dynamic clock gating. The efficient and power smart design, coupled with advanced process technology, has enabled the Chrome® S25 to set new standards in desktop power/performance without feature compromise.
The Chrome® S25 features the latest Chromotion Video Engine, Chromotion 3.0, enabling acceleration for all leading video standards, new features to enhance the user's Hi-Def widescreen digital media experience, and a comprehensive feature set enabling users to creatively tweak and tune their viewing experience.
The Chrome® S25 also features comprehensive 3D rendering support with a high speed DirectX 9.0 graphics engine boasting 4 full precision vertex shader units and 8 full precision pixel shader units.
Featuring a high speed DirectX 9.0c graphics engine, the Chrome® S25 graphics engine consists of 4 full precision vertex shader units and 8 full precision pixel shader units translating 5.6 Billion pixel shader operations per second, enabling next generation applications with lengthy, complex shaders.Flexible memory compatibility includes full support for DDR1, cost effective DDR2, and high speed DDR3 memory technologies. With such versatility in memory support, the Chrome® S25 offers a wide variety of price/performance configurations targeting the volume entry level and mainstream desktop market.
The Chrome® S25 also introduces the AcceleRAM™ technology featured advanced memory support through the high speed PCI Express bus while leveraging the lower cost structure of reduced on-board memory. AcceleRAM allows Chrome® S25 to operate with 32bit or 64bit wide memory interfaces with local frame buffers consisting of just one or more memory chips. AcceleRAM boards with Chrome® S25 offer a smart upgrade path for cost sensitive segments.
Reflecting the company's environmental drive, the Chrome® S25 is fully ROHS compliant, with lead-free readiness that makes the Chrome® 25 ideal for OEM and system builders planning for systems to be sold in many global regions.
The Chrome® S25 also introduces MultiChrome™ technology, an open-platform and cable/connector free multi-GPU acceleration technology. Enabled in every Chrome® S25, MultiChrome will enable two or more Chrome® S25 GPUs to operate in parallel to provide additional game acceleration on any motherboard with suitable physical x16 PCI Express slots.