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    Default S3 Graphics is back with a sub $60 HD graphics card

    S3 Graphics just announced their Chrome 430 GT is available in the GStore. It delivers DirectX® 10.1 3D and HD multimedia for under $60. (https://s3gstore.s3graphics.com/).

    You power guys should be interested because this GPU is all about extreme power-efficiency and rigidly low thermal specifications. This is cool for small form factor PC designs and energy-conscious PC users who want to upgrade their PC to provide incredible HD playback and the latest DirectX 10.1 graphics engine.

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    Hmm.... Now I wonder what happened to #9.

    You know Matrox is still around too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blog1 View Post
    S3 Graphics just announced their Chrome 430 GT is available in the GStore. It delivers DirectX® 10.1 3D and HD multimedia for under $60. (https://s3gstore.s3graphics.com/).

    You power guys should be interested because this GPU is all about extreme power-efficiency and rigidly low thermal specifications. This is cool for small form factor PC designs and energy-conscious PC users who want to upgrade their PC to provide incredible HD playback and the latest DirectX 10.1 graphics engine.
    Actually, unless it can game worth a damn I doubt the majority of us here will give two cents. Supporting HD and DX 10.1 is all well and good but we're enthusiasts, we tend to like to be able to play at the max resolution our monitors will afford us and I just can't see a $60 GPU being able to push that many polygons. On the flip side it would be a nice addition to a HTPC that's not called upon for gaming duties as long as it's running Vista. HD and DX 10.1 are non-issues if it's an XP box.

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    I can see that going into a low to mid level HTPC. I know for a fact that any nvidia or lowend ati will be more efficient. The 8400's/8500's core is at 450 while this is at 625.

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