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Founded in January 1989. Sold to VIA in 2000. Focused on 2D and game cards. 1st card - 86c911 1MB ISAUsefull links: www.s3graphics.com Wikipedia
Lowend lowpower multimedia card.
Mainstream DX9 game card.
Unsucessful attempt to make 1st DX7 game card.
Savage/MX with integrated memory.
1st mobile Savage.
1st AGP 4X card also with increased memory size and added second texture unit.
OEM version limited to 16MB and AGP 2X.
Lowend version limited to 8MB and AGP 2X.
1st usable game card from S3.
Added AGP 2X support.
Enhanced 128-bit graphics engine with ViRGE/GX2 3D core and faster RAMDAC.
Added AGP support, integrated TV-Out, DuoView technology and partial DVD acceleration.
ViRGE/DX with SGRAM/SDRAM support.
Faster perspective correction and brilinear filtering.
Highend version with 8MB VRAM support and enhanced RAMDAC.
1st S3 3D card.
Supports SGRAM/SDRAM memory.
1st S3 mobile chip based on Trio64V+.
Added Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) for sharing system memory.
Added partial MPEG-1 acceleration and bus for connecting HW video accelerator.
Entry level 64-bit chipset with integrated Ramdac.
Lowcost 32-bit chipset with integrated Ramdac.
S3 Vision964 with video acceleration and without compatibility support for CGA, MDA, HGC.
S3 Vision864 core with VRAM support and increased max memory size.
S3 Vision864 with video acceleration and without compatibility support for CGA, MDA, HGC.
Mainstream 64-bit 2D accelerator.
Late version of P86C805.
P86C801 core with added VL-Bus/EISA support.
Mainstream chipset with enhanced DOS performance using cheaper DRAM memory.
High end windows accelerator with increased memory size and EISA/VL-Bus support.
Based on S3 P86C911, 24-bit true-color acceleration.
High end windows accelerator.
1st company chip - high end windows accelerator.