S3 Graphics today announced the arrival of the GammaChrome family of next
generation graphics processors. Demonstrating full commitment to the PCI Express
initiative, S3 Graphics is providing high quality, natively integrated PCI
Express technology for all products instead of the ‘bridge’ technology offered
by many competitors. Native solutions provide far more ‘built-in’ reliability
and performance with the clear cost advantage of omitting a bridge device.
GammaChrome based products are expected to be available Q3 2004 in retail
add-in-card as well as OEM desktop/notebook personal computers.

Both the high-end and mainstream segments will feature the exciting next
generation Chromotion 2.0 programmable video engine with new capabilities to
enrich the video playback experience, increasingly important in today’s PCs and
Media Center PCs. S3 Graphics will also integrate their sought-after Hi-Def
native HDTV output technology to compliment the Chromotion 2.0 engine. Finally,
a value line of the GammaChrome will be available for the enthusiast who wants
to share in the PCI Express experience without the high cost associated with
newly developed technologies.

S3 Graphics today announced the arrival of the GammaChrome family of next
generation graphics processors. Demonstrating full commitment to the PCI Express
initiative, S3 Graphics is providing high quality, natively integrated PCI
Express technology for all products instead of the ‘bridge’ technology offered
by many competitors. Native solutions provide far more ‘built-in’ reliability
and performance with the clear cost advantage of omitting a bridge device.

A full line of GammaChrome graphics processors will be provided starting from
the high end utilizing the latest fabrication technology to boast blazing speeds
and solid performance, while the mainstream product will feature the balanced
performance/cost/features that have defined this highly competitive segment.

Both the high-end and mainstream segments will feature the exciting next
generation Chromotion 2.0 programmable video engine with new capabilities to
enrich the video playback experience, increasingly important in today’s PCs and
Media Center PCs. S3 Graphics will also integrate their sought-after Hi-Def
native HDTV output technology to compliment the Chromotion 2.0 engine. Finally,
a value line of the GammaChrome will be available for the enthusiast who wants
to share in the PCI Express experience without the high cost associated with
newly developed technologies.

“Our true native PCI Express solutions for the GPU market will facilitate our
customers’ move to PCI Express. GammaChrome’s excellent graphics, Chromotion 2.0
video and Hi-Def capabilities will make them glad they did,” said Dr. Gerry Liu,
VP of Marketing at S3 Graphics.

“Intel is working closely with companies such as S3 Graphics on the development
of PCI Express technology for the benefit of our mutual customers. We are
pleased to see S3 Graphics embrace this exciting new I/O technology in their
product offerings,” said Bob Gregory, Director of Initiative Planning from Intel
Corporation.

GammaChrome based products are expected to be available Q3 2004 in retail
add-in-card as well as OEM desktop/notebook personal computers.