All objects by S3

S3 founded in 1989 and made a lot of 2D chips which ran pretty good and were popular at the time. Unfortunately they could not keep up with the 3D-violence of 3Dfx and later ATI and nVidia. The S3 ViRGE was S3's first Windows 3D-accelerator which offered poor and slow 3D-graphics. The ViRGE did sell in great quantities because of it's good 2D-performance.

S3 tried 3D again with the Savage 3D. It ran better but poor yields meant a slower clock frequency and drivers weren't mature yet. Eventually the technology was sold off to VIA. The technology ended up as UniChrome and Chrome9 (and DeltaChrome along with some other Chrome series). UniChrome and Chrome9 ended up as integrated VGA solution.


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The list will show every object in my database that has been made by S3.

Vendor
Name
RAM
Int.
ES?
Date
CoreClck
RAMClck
S3
4MB
AGP
No
9819
?
?
S3
1MB
PCI
No
9731
?
?
S3
2MB
PCI
No
9606
?
?
S3
4MB?
PCI
No
9646
?
?
S3
4MB
PCI
No
9725
?
?