S3 Graphics Steps Up the DeltaChrome Range with new Nitro Hi-Def DirectX9 Graphics Processors

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Computex, Taipei, 2nd June 2004 – S3 Graphics Co., Ltd, a leading supplier to the 3D graphics accelerator market, today upped the ante on the value segment of the GPU market with the launch of the DeltaChromeS4 Nitro, and pushed the performance on their mainstream GPU with the availability of the new DeltaChromeS8 Nitro.


The DeltaChromeS4 Nitro is an all-new chip that will shine in the intensely cost sensitive, value segment of the PC graphics market, where current competing solutions lack the performance punch that a full 4-pipe DirectX 9.0 hardware implementation can offer to 3D gaming. Sporting multiple hardware pixel shaders and hardware vertex shaders for quality and speed in 3D gaming previously unimaginable in the value segment.

Integrating the remarkable Chromotion Programmable Video Engine, which brings advanced rendering techniques and unprecedented hardware visual effects to video streams recently only available to professional editing systems, along with the native Hi-Def HDTV output, DeltaChromeS4 Nitro also forms the ideal solution for home theatre systems, as well as the new generation of living room based game and entertainment devices.

Adoption of the new Nitro series is growing, with customers recognizing the performance, flexibility and price advantage of the DeltaChrome product range:

„The DeltaChrome Series has been a great addition to our product line up,“ says Marco Wellermann, Marketing Manager of Club-3D, a leading European graphics board vendor. „The new GPU gives us an opportunity to expand our S3 Graphics product range and deliver innovative solutions to our customers. We are sure that the consumer will like the feature-rich driver technology and HDTV, and we are looking forward to further introductions of innovative graphics solutions based on S3 Graphics technology in Q3 this year.“

„The DeltaChrome GPU family all have direct support for the HDTV D-connector,“ says Koji Furukawa of I-O Data Device, Inc., a S3 Graphics partner headquartered in Japan. „HDTV is an important technology driver in Japan and we are very excited about building new boards on these Hi-Def S3 Graphics processors.“

„The mainstream graphics card market is very competitive and demands performance and cost effective solutions – the new expanded DeltaChrome family firmly makes S3 Graphics one of the leading suppliers of discrete graphics processors in this segment,“ says Satoshi Otani of Kuroutoshikou, Nagoya, Japan.

„DeltaChromeS8 Nitro has received good reviews from on-line technology analysts for its Hi-Def video and competitive gaming performance. Unlike compromised competitive products, the DeltaChromeS4 series provide full-featured DirectX 9.0 video and graphics solutions for the low mainstream and value segment. I think the value enthusiasts will be very, very happy,“ said Dr. Gerry Liu, VP of Marketing at S3 Graphics.

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