Unreleased – the first of the ‘Chrome’ product line, previously titled Savage XP and codenamed Zoetrope. S3 Graphics is back and entering the graphics war again with there new card, DeltaChrome, which is currently aimed at the mid-range consumer graphics market. How does the S8’s 3D performance look at this early stage? The final A1 revision S8 core As you can tell by the rather small heatsink this graphics core does not look like it will be running extremly hot. Volume production is expected to start before the end of the year, noted the sources. Articles needing cleanup from December All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles without a reason field from December Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from December Views Read Edit View history.
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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. For instance, the S8 wouldn’t cooperate with our nForce3-based graphics testing platform.
DeltaChrome S8: First look
How does the S8’s 3D performance look at this early stage? DeltaChrome’s pixel shaders support color instructions per pass, with up to 32 deltchrome instructions and 16 texture lookups, but they can’t branch and loop like NVIDIA’s deltachorme GeForce FX pixel shaders.
VIA Technologies x86 processors. PowerColor is one of the few card manufacturers S3 is willing to name, but apparently several companies are preparing S8 Nitro-based products for these markets.
We also recieved an HD component output dongle that we didn’t test for this preview.
S3 DeltaChrome S8 AGP Video Card Review – Legit ReviewsIntroduction:
Preview: S3’s DeltaChrome S8 Nitro GPU
On paper, DeltaChrome looked pretty good, but we all know that deltcahrome specs and features don’t always fly in the real world. Amazingly, S3 has managed to squeeze all those features onto a chip with somewhere between 60 and 80 million transistors for comparison, ATI’s eight-pipe R graphics chip weighs in at roughly million transistors. It is likely that the nominclature will end up changing at some point.
Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing We found that our DeltaChrome S8 evaluation card came with an additional power header that uses a standard floppy drive power connector. Instead of looking to challenge for the high-end graphics crown, S3 was preparing a line of mid-range and low-end DeltaChrome products that would balance 3D performance and DirectX 9 compatibility with a suite of new video features and high-definition video output.
When the card ships, we will run it through the paces deltadhrome the AF tester. S3 Graphics ‘ Chrome series of graphics accelerators arrived in with the DeltaChrome line of chips.
Anisotropic filtering is supported up to 16X, and 4X multi-sampled antialiasing is available at resolutions up to x The final A1 revision S8 core As you can tell by the rather small heatsink this graphics core does not look like it will be running extremly hot.
How does the card specifications compare to the others? It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. We also found problems with Call of Duty and with our real-time high dynamic range lighting demo, so ddltachrome weren’t able to benchmark the card with those apps.
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As you can tell by the rather small heatsink this graphics core does not look like it will be running extremly hot. It featured a displayport and a full-sized PCB; a feature uncommon amongst more modern S3 Chrome cards.
The chips in the DeltaChrome line are all DirectX 9 compatible and include full support for pixel and vertex shader versions 2. Of particular interest to us were the glitches we saw in DX9 titles as we are very interested in the quality of support deltacchrome DeltaChrome architecture offers DX9 games. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.