S3 Graphics’ DeltaChrome S8 Reaches European Retail

Club3D Markets S3 Based Offerings

by Anton Shilov
05/17/2004 | 10:03 AM

Club3D, a well-known graphics cards vendor in the European Union, said Monday it has S3 Graphics’ DeltaChrome S8-based graphics cards in stock, indicating European availability of S3’s latest graphics processor.

 

S3 DeltaChrome S8 is the company’s performance-mainstream graphics processor with 8 rendering pipelines featuring one TMU per each, advanced pixel and vertex shaders beyond DirectX 9.0 specs, some memory bandwidth saving technologies, multi-display capabilities, 400MHz RAMDAC, integrated TV-Out controller, TMDS transmitter and so on, support for 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p HDTV resolutions via component (YPbPr) output, 480i standard TV output via S-video and composite output, programmable video engine and AGP 8x support.

Club 3D’s DeltaChrome S8 graphics cards with 256MB of DDR SDRAM memory feature D-Sub, DVI-I as well as TV-Out connectors. The products are clocked at 300MHz/600MHz clock-speeds for VPU/memory, a little bit less compared to 300MHz/650MHz speeds suggested by S3 Graphics, but still much faster compared to 250MHz/500MHz specification proposed by PowerColor, a subsidiary of Tul Corporation. Club3D’s DeltaChrome S8 suggested retail price is 155 Euro.

Late last week graphics cards powered by S3’s DeltaChrome S8 chip made by PowerColor emerged for sale in Tokyo, Japan.

For more information about S3 DeltaChrome graphics processors, please check our reviews titled “The Return of S3: DeltaChrome Graphics Card Review” and “S3 DeltaChrome S8 Gets Nitro Acceleration: Review of the Revamped S8”.