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Most people are surprised to hear that there’s an alternative to ATi and nVIDIA when choosing graphics cards, but there is. Today S3 Graphics have released the first card in the Chrome 400 Series - the Chrome 430 GT.


The Chrome 430 GT is a little different from the other graphics cards I’ve looked at lately. Usually when I’m talking a new card I usually scream the word “Power!” a lot and talk about how big the card is (seriously, just look at how small that thing is) and how I needed a crane to lower it into the PC. The Chrome 430 GT is different because it’s small and ideally suited to small form factor PCs. Also, in stark contrast to other graphics cards, the Chrome 430 GT is aimed at energy-conscious PC users.
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Nevermind, post was changed.
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post #3 of 11
that actually isn't bad for what it is. I mean it's not a monster card,but for under $60...A+ in my book.
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neat
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Great if it is in the same price range as 8400 and 3450

But what about S3 driver support? it sucked some years ago
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post #6 of 11
LOL
good job on s3's part, this almost doubles Nvidia's low end offering, which is impressive considering s3 isnt really a big company
but then again Nvidia arent trying to capture the lower end market
    
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post #7 of 11
Posted by me.

EDIT: Nvm, not the same source but still...
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post #8 of 11
I wonder how this compares to the 8600...
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by thydevil View Post
I wonder how this compares to the 8600...
This card gets 2000 in 3DMark06
8600 gets about 4000-6000 depending on other components

This S3 performace is more like between 8400GS and 8500GT
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post #10 of 11
Need more benchmarks.
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