The eval board also has a four-prong floppy-disk-style power connection, which S3 says it doesn’t use, isn’t necessary, and in all likelihood won’t be on final cards. As you can tell this card has some interesting features, as the 8 rendering pipelines! Heat is not a big issue! The poor OpenGL performance others have seen from the DeltaChrome S8 non-nitro with previous drivers has been improved a bit, but S3 still assures us that they have a lot of breathing room. VIA planned the production of 2 new graphics chips, Chrome and , by the end of This product was released on
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Of particular interest to us were the glitches we saw in DX9 titles as deltachrone are very interested in the quality of support the DeltaChrome architecture offers DX9 games. Think about this for one second!
Core and memory speeds on final S8 Nitro cards aren’t set in stone yet, however.
With eight full pixel pipelines running at MHz, the S8 boasts plenty of fill rate. Graphics Previous page Next page. S3 is in talks with one of the big board makers for North America, but arrangements aren’t final yet.
Preview: S3 Graphics DeltaChrome S8 Nitro
The poor OpenGL performance others have seen from the DeltaChrome S8 non-nitro with previous drivers has been improved a bit, but S3 still assures us that they have a lot of breathing room. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.
S3 Graphics ‘ Chrome series of graphics accelerators arrived in with the DeltaChrome line of chips. S3 has been working closely with us since we started testing the S8, and judging by the response, we’re fairly confident they’ll have the issues sorted out by the time consumers can actually get their hands on cards.
For the performance tests, the analog port was used. deeltachrome
This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat How does the card specifications compare to the others? S3 Graphics has not once claimed this card to be a performance king, but as you can tell in the couple benchmarks we have shown that the DeltaChrome S8 can handle itself versus cards with higher clock speeds and mature drivers!
Since drawing unseen pixels is a waste of valuable resources, the DeltaChrome employs several methods to reduce overdraw. Of course, such deltachromf are a frustratingly intractable deltachroe of the graphics game.
All in all, I must say for the infant that the DeltaChrome S8 is, it performs quite well against some of the bigger-name cards in its class.
S3 Graphics graphics processors.
DeltaChrome S8: First look
It is the embedded version of S3 Graphics Chrome Though we won’t be exploring the S8’s antialiasing or anisotropic performance s88, the DeltaChrome supports both in hardware. It is a mobile line for the Chrome The toughest part of the equation, though, may be getting board makers to sign up.
By now this core should be well into production. That’s 25MHz faster than the S8 in both cases.
This product was released on For now, this will be a topic of discussion for our meetings over the GDC. No cleanup deltachromw has been specified. This is a card that I have been hearing about for almost a year and review samples were received just this past weekend!
The eval board also has a four-prong floppy-disk-style power connection, which S3 says it doesn’t use, isn’t necessary, and in all likelihood won’t be on final cards. The chip also has some additional overdraw reduction technologies under the hood, but S3 is keeping the details to itself. Also, S3 readily admits that the card’s OpenGL drivers aren’t quite up to speed yet, but OpenGL performance is expected to improve dramatically with the next major driver release.
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S3 DeltaChrome S8 Nitro – ExtremeTech
Chrome series includes integrated DisplayPort support, audio controller and an AES deltavhrome engine. Heat is not a big issue! The pixel shaders support both full and partial precision floating point with full precision being 24bit per channel and partial precision being 16bit per channel. We have been working with S3 throughout our testing deltachrkme this card and can tell that major driver updates are definately in the works and should be release early next year. Dell returns to the stock market after six years.