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HTC to Buy S3 Graphics for $300M

by Randall Handon July 6, 2011
In a move meant to position HTC better in the mobile phone and tables space, HTC is buying old-name graphics company S3 from Via for the tidy sum of $300M. “In the smartphone and tablet business, there are a lot of patent lawsuits,” said BNP Paribas analyst Laura Chen. “S3 has a lot of patents, […]
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S3 Dual-GPU Card Beats ATI Eyefinity with 8 Displays

by Randall Handon February 19, 2010
Looks like companies are taking the challenge of ATI’s Eyefinity 6-display solution seriously, but one unlikely competitor has a promising product coming out: S3.  The new S3 Graphics 5400E X2 combines to drive eight monitors at 1080p, with hardware video acceleration and genlock support. “The S3 Graphics 5400E x2 is a highly integrated and flexible […]

From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics

by Randall Handon May 19, 2009
From the old days of the S3 Virge and the old 3dfx Voodoo, graphics cards have come  along way.  MaximumPC has a massive 9-page novel chronicling the rise and fall of video cards throughout the years. It’s pretty amazing when you think about how far graphics technology has come. To help you do that, we’re […]