For Immediate Release
S3 Graphics Partners with InterVideo on HD-DVD™ and Blu-Ray Disc™ Content Playback during CES 2007
S3 Graphics Chrome S27 HD playback acceleration and integrated Hi-Def™ support combine with Corel subsidiary InterVideo’s WinDVD player to deliver robust playback of high-definition content on standard industry platforms
Las Vegas, NV, 8 January 2007– S3 Graphics today announced the demonstration of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc titles on its Chrome S27 graphics cards at theLunch@Piero’s press event in Las Vegas during CES 2007, using WinDVD 8 playback software from InterVideo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE).
“S3 Graphics has pioneered support for advanced video features such as WMV-HD and ATSC HD output formats through its Chrome S20 Series GPUs, as well as providing multiple digital and analog Hi-Def interconnects to work with the burgeoning number of high-definition displays available in the consumer electronics market,” said Dr. Gerry Liu, VP Marketing for S3 Graphics. “So we are very pleased to be working with InterVideo in rolling out support in 2007 for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc content on standard industry platforms.”
“We are excited to show the new HD version of WinDVD 8 deployed on S3 Graphics Chrome GPUs at CES,” said Blaine Mathieu, General Manager of Corel’s Digital Media business, “and are looking forward to working with S3 Graphics to provide robust support for Blu-Ray Disc and HD-DVD content for our mutual customers worldwide.”
InterVideo® WinDVD® 8
The world's #1 DVD and video playback software, with over 175 million copies sold worldwide. WinDVD provides crystal-clear, smooth playback of your standard and High-Def video and audio.
About Chrome S27 Graphics Processors
Manufactured using the latest 90nm technology from Fujitsu, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 graphics processors feature class leading core and memory clock rates, with additional support for the latest DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and a PCI Express x16 interface. Featuring a high speed DirectX 9.0 graphics engine, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 graphics engine consists of 4 full precision vertex shader units and 8 full precision pixel shader units translating 5.6 Billion pixel shader operations per second, enabling next generation applications with lengthy, complex shaders.
For an outstanding visual experience the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 features the latest Chromotion 3.0 Programmable Video Engine, enabling acceleration for all leading video standards, new features to enhance the user's Hi-Def widescreen digital media experience, and a comprehensive feature set enabling users to creatively tweak and tune their viewing experience. S3 Graphics Chrome S27 also features advanced power management features usually found only in mobile solutions,that leads to reductions in heat and potential noise from cooling solutions.
For more information on S3 Graphics Chrome S27 please go here:www.s3graphics.com/en/products/chrome_s27/
S3Graphics Chrome S27 DDR2 Card
On top of being ideal for 3D game play, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 DDR2 cards feature a wide range of connectivity options including support for DVI and VGA display interfaces along with Macrovision-certified TV-out. This connectivity is further enhanced through native 1080p HDTV support and widescreen display capability with Chromotion™ 3.0, the next generation programmable video engine boasting hardware accelerated motion compensation and WMV-HD support. To further enhanceoperation for home theatre applications that demand cool & quiet operation, the S3 Graphics Chrome S27 features an efficient and power smart design, coupled with Fujitsu's advanced 90nm process technology that sets a new standard for desktop power/performance without compromising on features.
Graphics cards featuring the S3Graphics Chrome S27 are now available at the GStore:
About S3 Graphics
S3 Graphics, a VIA Technologies, Inc. joint venture company, is a leading supplier to the 3D enabled PC graphics market it pioneered. Today, S3 Graphics ships high performance consumer graphics cards to desktop board manufacturers and low power, high performance Commercial Grade 3D graphics sub-systems to top tier notebook manufacturers. In addition, S3 Graphics integrates market-leading chipset technology from VIA Technologies, Inc. into shared memory architecture products for the high volume, value PC market. S3 Graphics has a long-term commitment to top performance, quality and state-of-the-art features for desktop and mobile applications. Additional information can be found at the Company’s website at:www.s3graphics.com.
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