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    S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    The graphics card is called the Chrome 5400E x2:

    http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/02/...dual-gpu-card/

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Interesting!

    I still believe that VIA could grab a lot of sales if they had a passive low profile card with flawless HD acceleration and good drivers. Never mind gaming performance, tune the card/drivers for video playback and you have a lot of people interested for HTPCs.

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    well with 4 to 8 monitor support I'm guessing this is more of a workstation focused card.
    but it is nice to see they are still going.

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Still going an competing with Matrox now it would seem

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Interesting!

    I still believe that VIA could grab a lot of sales if they had a passive low profile card with flawless HD acceleration and good drivers. Never mind gaming performance, tune the card/drivers for video playback and you have a lot of people interested for HTPCs.
    Over integrated though?

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    As far as I know, none of the current integrated solutions are quite perfect anyway.

    The AMD boards are great, but they manage to break one thing when they fix something else in subsequent Catalyst releases. And nVidia drivers are just unreliable from what I can gather.

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Sounds like they will be trampling on Matrox's toes!

    Good luck to them though, I think the only S3 board I ever owned was a S3 Virge DX...upgraded to 4MB IIRC.....damn, that must have been a while ago now....
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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

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    Seriously, good luck to them - as for matrox their stuff is absolute **** anyway (I deal with the fallout of their terrible hardware/drivers everyday) so i'd be happy to see another nail in their coffin frankly.
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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Seriously, good luck to them - as for matrox their stuff is absolute **** anyway (I deal with the fallout of their terrible hardware/drivers everyday) so i'd be happy to see another nail in their coffin frankly.
    This is really disappointing to hear. Back in the day, their drivers were rock solid, they were the first and only ones to get multiple displays working correctly, be it from a single card or multiple.

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    This is really disappointing to hear. Back in the day, their drivers were rock solid, they were the first and only ones to get multiple displays working correctly, be it from a single card or multiple.
    Yup, their day has been and gone - aside from driver issues they've fallen so far behind on the DX curve as to be useless on vista/7 and they keep trying to cut costs with passive heatsinks versus active ones which have cost us a heck of a lot of money on customer systems in the field as they slowly die. We're tied to them for technical reasons, but are working very hard on eliminating them from our systems this year - this will save us money, fix problems with reliability, give us better capabilities for DX/Win7 and cure some long standing bugs in our systems.

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    HOLY COW! 2x USELESS IS?!!!
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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Matrox used to be a magical name - not anymore
    G400 vs TNT2 vs Voodoo3

    we need another third player in the gaming cards segment really
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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    It wont be Intel anyway, they're too busy trying to x86ise everything in sight.
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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Yup, their day has been and gone - aside from driver issues they've fallen so far behind on the DX curve as to be useless on vista/7 and they keep trying to cut costs with passive heatsinks versus active ones which have cost us a heck of a lot of money on customer systems in the field as they slowly die. We're tied to them for technical reasons, but are working very hard on eliminating them from our systems this year - this will save us money, fix problems with reliability, give us better capabilities for DX/Win7 and cure some long standing bugs in our systems.

    Matrox used to be a magical name - not anymore

    Maybe you aint the target market?

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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Maybe you aint the target market?
    Yes, because i'm sure there's stacks of companies needing unreliable last-century tech at inflated prices in their customer's systems What market do you think matrox are in thesedays if not the professional one? Gamers? Who do they sell MIL to? Ah..
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    Re: S3 releases a dual GPU graphics card!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    G400 vs TNT2 vs Voodoo3

    we need another third player in the gaming cards segment really
    Intel ?
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