S3 Chrome S27 Graphics Processor Review: Worthy Performance for Its Class?. Page 22
[12/29/2005 12:11 PM | Graphics]
by Alexey Stepin , Anton Shilov
S3 Graphics again attempts to re-enter the market of graphics cards once again with a new chip that boasts new levels of performance and efficiency. S3 has come a lone way and improved loads of problems with stability, reliability, driver support and compatibility. But has it done enough to create a product that would be loved by consumers? Read our review to find out!
Performance in Semi-Synthetic Benchmarks
It is the vertex shader performance of the graphics card that largely determines its result in Aquamark 3 . The Chrome S27 manages to win somehow – thanks to the sheer frequency of its processors if not to their efficiency. It even leaves the RADEON X700 with 6 vertex processors behind in high resolutions. Super-sampling reminds of itself in the “eye candy” mode where the S3 card is not faster than the GeForce 6200.
Final Fantasy XI Official Benchmark 3
The high core frequency and, accordingly, the high scene fill rate help the S3 Chrome S27 deliver excellent performance in this semi-synthetic benchmark that displays game scenes from Final Fantasy XI .
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