The current trend towards using the personal computer (PC) as an entertainment system capable of displaying High Definition (HD) video, gaming, and graphics content has allowed the PC to become the centerpiece of home media entertainment systems. With multiple independent HDMI interfaces, the Chrome 400 series graphics processors from S3 Graphics provides media-centric PC technologies which focus on the "digital living" room and merges PC and consumer electronic (CE) multimedia functionalities. The move to HD content by providers such as Hollywood movie studios and game publishers allows users to take their entertainment viewing to the next level when using S3 Graphics' solutions for PC-CE connectivity. Available in the Chrome 400 Series graphics processors.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries high-speed, uncompressed video and audio data streams across a single cable to simplify device-to-device connections for HD connectivity. In the past, multiple cables were required to connect video and audio, causing confusion and clutter when connecting devices together. With native HDMI support, S3 Graphics provides a plug-and-play interface to simplify our everyday lives.
For more details about HDMI, please refer to the following white paper: WP017-A.0_HDMI_for_Chrome400_Series.pdf