AMD and Nvidia typically hog the limelight in the graphics arena, but lest we forget, a company called S3 is still churning out GPUs. On Friday, S3 unveiled the latest addition to its Chrome Series graphics line, the Chrome 5000E-based eH1 designed for harsh environments and industrial grade systems.
"S3 Graphics continues to introduce new graphics technologies to the embedded market, adding a fanless, ultra low power, and feature-rich product to our growing portfolio of embedded solutions," said Dr. Ken Weng, GM for S3 Graphics. "Our new Chrome eH1 card makes PC grade product features accessible to the broader embedded arena, allowing our embedded partners to easily incorporate the very latest multimedia technologies in their product offerings."
Those multimedia technologies Weng speaks of include DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 3.1, Open GL ES 2.0, OpenVG 1.1 (2D vector graphics), and HD video decoding courtesy of S3's ChromotionHD 2.0 video processor unit (VPU). The card also features DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports.