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S3 Chrome S27 PCI Express Videocard Review

S3 Chrome S27 PCI Express Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Quiet videocards always make the best options for a HTPC, and the S3 Chrome S27 videocard certainly gets a few marks on this front.
 78% Rating:   
Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: S3 Graphics May 02 2006   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Video Cards > S3 Graphics Chrome S27

Benchmarks: FarCry

FarCry Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator and Training demos were run.

FarCry:
UQ Regulator 1024x768: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 96.13
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 95.85
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 94.06
PowerColor X1600 XT 80.21
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 95.87
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 94.81
ATi Radeon X800 XL 93.49
PowerColor X700 Pro 66.45
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 95.54
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 95.8
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 92.12
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 95.62
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 97.69
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 96.3
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 94.88
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 77.55
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 84.23
S3 Chrome S27 42.55
UQ Training 1024x768: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 103.18
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 103.14
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 101.96
PowerColor X1600 XT 88.84
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 106.55
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 101.01
ATi Radeon X800 XL 99.02
PowerColor X700 Pro 72.34
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 102.48
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 102.81
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 102.66
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 100
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 102.91
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 100.77
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 99.8
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 84.5
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 96.37
S3 Chrome S27 66.06
UQ Regulator 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 90.28
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 84
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 73.66
PowerColor X1600 XT 45.43
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 75.63
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 70.41
ATi Radeon X800 XL 65.25
PowerColor X700 Pro 34.43
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 93.19
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 91.09
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 85.9
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 94.27
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 78.84
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 93.96
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 69.08
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 42.89
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 52.54
S3 Chrome S27 23.52
UQ Training 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 100.06
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 89.1
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 77.98
PowerColor X1600 XT 51.36
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 77.14
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 72.09
ATi Radeon X800 XL 67.52
PowerColor X700 Pro 36.75
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 99.34
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 97.43
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 89.01
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 99.55
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 80.94
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 98.52
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 70.83
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 47.64
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 71.43
S3 Chrome S27 34.28

At 1024x768 the S3 Chrome S27 actually performs quite well in FarCry, it provides decently smooth framerates. Increasing the resolution to 1600x1200 is a bit too much for this little graphics card to handle as you can see from the results above.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Source: Ubisoft

State of the art graphics and sound technology collide to produce the most breathtaking gaming experience on any console. Advanced physics modeling enables rag doll physics, particle effects, and Seamless dynamic environments.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
1024x768 SM1: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 129.801256
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 111.419705
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 90.835451
PowerColor X1600 XT 44.833653
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 86.623737
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 77.372329
ATi Radeon X800 XL 69.6401
PowerColor X700 Pro 39.210549
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 129.534049
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 124.324299
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 107.863931
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 131.000137
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 92.219555
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 130.259482
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 69.111313
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 46.749263
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 96.626367
S3 Chrome S27 18.101146
1600x1200 SM1: FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX/2DHTV/512M/A 81.568295
MSI RX1800XT-VT2D512E 67.228209
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 51.87868
PowerColor X1600 XT 25.229916
ATi Radeon X850 XT PE 49.760193
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 44.163895
ATi Radeon X800 XL 39.23512
PowerColor X700 Pro 21.21478
MSI NX7900GTX-VT2D512E 83.701756
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 78.243382
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (Single) 61.509644
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E (SLI Mode) 110.730417
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (Single) 50.910363
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A (SLI Mode) 97.669083
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 37.633623
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (Single) 24.750879
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E (SLI Mode) 46.761509
S3 Chrome S27 9.221308

Noticeably missing are the SM3.0 tests as the S3 Chrome S27 does not support that feature. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is too demanding for the S3 Chrome S27 even at 1024x768 resolutions.

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Contents of Article: S3 Graphics Chrome S27
 Pg 1.  S3 Chrome S27 PCI Express Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  S3 Chrome S27 GPU Details
 Pg 3.  Image Quality of the S3 Chrome S27
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: AquaMark 3
 Pg 6.  — Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: X3: Reunion

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