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10.1 already lol.

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DURING COMPUTEX 2005, we had the opportunity to talk with Ken K.S. Weng, General Manager of S3 Graphics. He told us that S3 is skipping the Shader Model 3.0 (DX9.0c) hardware and going straight to Shader Model 4.0 and compliance with DirectX 10 and 10.1 standards in two years time.
After a year and a half, the first roadmaps are starting to appear, showing DirectX 10 and DX10.1 compliant hardware which certainly have interesting specs, at least on paper.
DirectX 10 units are being developed under codenames XD2 and XD3, while DX10.1 GPUs are marked XE3, XE2 and XE1. Both feature clocks in excess of 1GHz, and all but XD2/D2 are manufactured in 65nm manufacturing process. X in the name is a marking for the higher performing part, while D2, D3, E3 and so on are value propositions
More here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35932
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I've always been amazed by how VIA GPUs easily run over 1000mhz on the core clock. Too bad they lose that speed with driver efficiency...
     
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I've always been amazed by how VIA GPUs easily run over 1000mhz on the core clock. Too bad they lose that speed with driver efficiency...
Its gotten better over time.
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lol DX10 integrated video cardz
    
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I've always been amazed by how VIA GPUs easily run over 1000mhz on the core clock. Too bad they lose that speed with driver efficiency...

Yeah, VIA has some really good hardware out there. It's on the software side were they loose big time unfortunately.
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Lol, S3 will have good graphics in the future?
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Lol, S3 will have good graphics in the future?

There hardware has always been impressive. Maybe not on par with the big guys, but up there. Bad software and bad overall support is what brings them down.
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There hardware has always been impressive. Maybe not on par with the big guys, but up there. Bad software and bad overall support is what brings them down.
I Agree with that. Ive never had an Issue with there Chips however some people heavily complain.
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i dont care who makes it whatever works the best is what im buying
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There hardware has always been impressive. Maybe not on par with the big guys, but up there. Bad software and bad overall support is what brings them down.
I agree. I have several S3 cards, both PCI and integrated into laptops. Great little chips, and darned near bulletproof. I'd love to see a third "real" contender in the graphics card field.
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