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S3 DeltaChrome S8 AGP Video Card Review – Legit ReviewsIntroduction:

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. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. DeltaChrome added support delatchrome Shader Model 2.

The DeltaChrome is an all-new GPU from S3, a former player in the graphics biz that’s back in the game after a longish hiatus.

Attack of the Clones and was very impressed with the image quality. While attending Comdex I was able to play Max Payne 2 on the DeltaChrome card and the game was smooth and left me wondering how much more tweaking was left till the card was to be launched.

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.

The audio controller supports Dolby 7. We also found problems with Call of Duty and with our real-time high dynamic range lighting demo, so we weren’t able to benchmark the card with those apps.

Although cards based on DeltaChrome won’t be available in the real world until next year, S3 has given us a chance to preview of the chip’s 3D graphics capabilities using an early DeltaChrome S8 sample board with the latest beta drivers from S3.


Merry Deltschrome from The Tech Report staff! Seeing how our test card is rated at MHz memory this leaves with with ample head room for future overclocking! The card we tested came with an analog, DVI, and video output port, and does not require external power. However, some of the problems we encountered do need to resolved before the DeltaChrome is ready for commercial sale.

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S3 DeltaChrome S8 AGP Video Card Review – Page 3 of 3 – Legit ReviewsConclusion:

The S8 Detlachrome has 4 vertex and 8 pixel shaders. S3 is in talks with one of the big board makers for North America, but arrangements aren’t final yet. Graphics Previous page Next page. The Chrome range featured low power requirements and high-definition output making it attractive for small form factor scenarios and OEM systems. This is a card that I have been hearing about deotachrome almost a year and review samples were received just this past weekend! The two chips are the same, but run at different clock speeds.

They are able to do up to 8 Z test operations per clock under the deltaxhrome conditions, they support what ATI and NVIDIA are calling 4x rotated grid antialiasing, and upto 16x anisotropic filtering. The Chrome series supports Direct3D 9 with full pixel shader 2.

Preview: S3’s DeltaChrome S8 Nitro GPU

S3 Graphics will be producing two S8 cards, the S8 and the S8 Nitro, with the only difference between the two cards being clock speeds. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture.


Actually, we were told that the final revisions may come in some different colors so it will be interesting to see if the color code them to show which model they will represent. The recent release of ATI Catalyst 3. Determining the quality with which the DeltaChrome S8 Nitro will support the latest software won’t really be something we can reasonably expect to do at this point.

VIA Technologies x86 processors. Board temperatures were observed to be very good during game play and testing. On a more serio It supports features found in S3 Chrome and later products. We have a few details of the S3 Graphics implimentations, but we have meetings scheduled with them over the Game Developers Conference GDC to learn the full details of their architecture which we will bring you in our final review of the card.

S3 DeltaChrome S8 Nitro

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. 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. Although S3 will not announce the official numbe of transistors we have been told that there are between 60 and 80 million transistors present.

How does the card specifications compare to the others?