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Information About S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. Video & Graphic Cards Drivers
S3 Graphics, Ltd is an American-based computer graphics company. The company is perhaps best known for its notoriously slow ViRGE and its much improved Savage 3D and Chrome series. Struggling against competition from 3dfx Interactive, ATI and nVidia during the height of the 3D accelerator wars, the graphics portion of the company was spun off into a new joint effort with VIA Technologies. The new company focussed on the mobile graphics market, and became a major player in this space. The company was purchased by HTC in 2011. Although primarily a mobile technology company, they still produce graphics accelerators for home computers under the "S3 Chrome" brand name. S3 produces graphics cards primarily for PCs. While the earlier products such as the TRIO range were 2D only, later 3D functionality was added with the ViRGE and then Savage cards. More recently S3 chipsets have been sold as integrated VIA northbridge parts. However these units are also available for PCI-E.
Most video cards can offer accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 decoding, TV/HDMI output, or the ability to connect multiple monitors (multi-monitor). The alternative of the video card, can be found integrated into the motherboard or the CPU. The video motherboard-based implementations are called "on-board video" while CPU-based implementations are called accelerated processing units or APUs. The desktop computer motherboards with on-board video solution allow the disabling of the integrated graphics in BIOS. This is very useful when your integrated graphics has failed. You can still use the same motherboard by adding a PCI, or PCI Express(PCI-E) high-performance graphics card in place of the integrated one.
Common S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. Drivers Problems
Common Causes of Failure...
- The driver is out-of-date
- The driver is missing or corrupt
- Update failure
- The device is damaged
Hopefully, your device is not damaged and all that needs to be done is to simply uninstall and remove all components of the old driver and replace it with a newer or working driver. This process, while not too terribly difficult, can be tedious and time consuming (especially if you have more than one device that is out-of-date).
If you’re going to manually find the drivers for your specific system, be sure to take the proper steps to identify the correct hardware on your Windows PC.
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