VIA working on dual-GPU S3 graphics card
VIA announced it will show off the dual-GPU S3 Graphics Chrome 5400E x2 graphics card at next week\'s Digital Signage Expo 2010 in Las Vegas. This new graphics card is aimed at professional, multi-display digital signage applications as you guys know. This dual-GPU add-in-board can provide up to four independent HD video streams that can be spread over up to eight displays in total.
S3 Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced its participation at Digital Signage Expo 2010, Feb. 24 - 25, Las Vegas. Join VIA at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Hall C1-2, Booth 1240 and experience the latest technologies for next-generation signage systems, including a demonstration of the forthcoming S3 Graphics Chrome 5400E x2; a dual GPU add-in-board aimed at advanced, multi-display digital signage applications.
The S3 Graphics 5400E x2 is a highly integrated and flexible video card that features dual graphics and multimedia processors. Boasting extreme hardware acceleration of the latest HD video codecs, the S3 Graphics 5400E x2 uses S3 Graphics' PanoChrome technology to provide up to four independent HD video streams at resolutions of 1080p on up to eight displays, employing a variety of display modes and configurations.
"VIA is delighted to work with S3 Graphics to bring unique digital signage embedded products to market, highlighting our prowess in delivering the very best in power-efficient, Hi-Def digital display technologies," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc.
S3 Graphics Chrome 5400E x2 - Key Features:
* Support for up to 8 simultaneous displays
* Up to 4 independent video streams
* HD screen resolutions of up to 1080p
* H.264, VC-1 and WMV-HD hardware acceleration
* Support for Span, Extended and Clone view configurations
* Built-in Genlock support for synchronized source timing
Samples of the S3 Graphics Chrome 5400E x2 will initially be available to ODM customers in the US from Q2 2010.