As part of the Windows Vista™ release, Microsoft® decided to take graphics and 3D rendering technology to the next level by updating the DirectX 3D level to Version 10 (DX10). The new API brings graphics realism, crisp image detail, and in-game physics to create complex and real-life dynamic effects. Visual eye-candy such as shadows, lighting, and rain can now be rendered on DX10 level hardware to immerse us into a new 3D virtual world.
Adding DX10 level hardware to your system will boost your game and application performance, turning ordinary 3D into a turbocharged experience. S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series products were designed especially for Windows Vista™ and the new functional features of DX10. The benefits of Windows Vista™ based applications and DX10 level hardware can now be experienced using the latest Chrome 400 Series GPUs.
For more details about DirectX 10 and the Chrome 400 Series architecture, please refer to the following white paper: WP016-A.0_DX10_Architecture.pdf