If you want to understand the basic tech behind the chip, go read our DeltaChrome preview. Since we’ll only be previewing the chip’s 3D capabilities today, I’ll only cover features related to the 3D pipeline. The chip also has some additional overdraw reduction technologies under the hood, but S3 is keeping the details to itself. The final A1 revision S8 core. With eight full pixel pipelines running at MHz, the S8 boasts plenty of fill rate. S3 is already working on fixes for these issues. On a more serio

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It is a mobile line for the Chrome With eight full pixel pipelines running at MHz, the S8 boasts plenty of fill rate. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! The edltachrome product, Chrome GT, was released on DeltaChrome’s pixel shaders support color instructions per pass, with up to 32 texture instructions and 16 texture lookups, but they can’t branch and loop like NVIDIA’s flexible GeForce FX pixel shaders.

The Chrome series supports Direct3D 9 with full pixel shader 2. So far this card has turned out to be pretty impressive.

Preview: S3’s DeltaChrome S8 Nitro GPU

Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first deltacyrome Currently, S3 calls thier antialiasing algorithm 2xAA, but under 2x mode, the pixel is sampled twice both horizontally and vertically which is technically correct, but doesn’t fit the established standard.


However, some of the problems we encountered do need to resolved before the DeltaChrome is ready for commercial sale. The final A1 revision S8 core As you can tell by the rather small heatsink this graphics core does not look like it will be running extremly hot.

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Peak pixel fill rate. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 deltacrhome chip weighs in at roughly million transistors.

Single page Print DeltaChrome S8: We came across a number of apparently driver-related issues with image quality, performance, and compatibility. The audio controller supports Dolby 7. It supports features found in S3 Chrome and deltachfome products. Determining the quality with which the DeltaChrome S8 Nitro will support the latest software won’t really be something deltacnrome can reasonably expect to do at this point.

The deltachromd board also has a four-prong floppy-disk-style power connection, which S3 says it doesn’t use, isn’t necessary, and in all likelihood won’t be on final cards. Archived from the original on 3 January It is likely that the nominclature will end up changing at some point.

This is something that has become standard on most main stream cards, so it is no suprise to see it on the DeltaChrome S8 evaluation board. Of course, such problems are a frustratingly intractable part of the graphics game.


Review: S3 DeltaChrome S8 – Graphics – – Page 10

deltavhrome Think about this for one second! This generation of S3 Chrome was announced on [5]and released on Since that time, S3 has been hard at work refining its graphics drivers, and now the company is ready to show the world the S8’s big brother, the DeltaChrome S8 Nitro.

S3 is a joke, don’t be fooled for a moment. S3 has time to perfect its DeltaChrome drivers before cards are available to the public next year, so we remain hopeful. This version is detlachrome first integrated graphics core based on the DirectX 11 cores.

DeltaChrome S8: First look

The two chips are the same, but run at different clock speeds. 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. Eeltachrome Graphics has indicated, however, that the type of DirectX performance we will be seeing in our preview will be in the neighborhood of delfachrome we will be seeing from shipping product, while OpenGL titles still have lot of room for optimization.