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Last month S3 has started talking about its latest graphics creation, the Chrome 400 series cards and starting today, the first model has started selling. Available only in the US here, the Chrome 430 GT card is a low-end, low-cost graphics card that is said to combine decent performance with extreme power efficiency and top multimedia capabilities.

The new card features PCi-Express 2.0 connectivity, the ChromotionHD 2.0 engine to help with the playback of HD content, plus OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 10.1 support. The Chrome 430 GT's 65nm-built GPU is clocked at 625 MHz, while the 256MB of GDDR2 memory is set to 500 MHz. S3's card has a 64-bit memory interface and is equipped with D-SUB and DVI (with HDCP) connectivity. For all this you'll have to pay just under $60.


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...lol
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Uh oh! I guess the guy trying to say that ATI having DX10.1 support was a marketing ploy is now eating his words, because it isn't just ATI that thinks DX10.1 is worth having.

P.S. HTPC is where this will be used the most, me thinks.
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post #6 of 22
don't knock it because it's a low range card
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i wanna see it's crysis benches XD
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Do ATI and nvidia have similar priced alternatives? Haven't been paying much attention to the low end market.
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post #9 of 22
Hmmn, if these were in Australia, I'd make mum get one for her HTPC.
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Ooo This will be great for an HTPC!
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