S3 Chrome 500 Series Graphics Driver for Windows Vista 32-bit

Date: January 28, 2010
File Size: 15.2 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista
Downloads: 305

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S3 Graphics Chrome 500 Series Features:

Microsoft DirectX 10.1 Support
S3 Graphics CHROME 500 Series supports DirectX 10.1 technology, allowing more realistic 3D rendering and increased visual acuity through the use of improved Anti-aliasing algorithms, Image/Texture processing refinements, higher precision formats, and programmable lighting effects.

ChromotionHD 2.0 Video
S3 Graphics CHROME 500 Series provides true HD quality 1080p playback for Blu-ray content, and supports the latest HD standards including H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV-HD, and AVS.

OpenGL 3.0 Support
Drivers dated 12/01/2008 or later include support for OpenGL 3.0 extensions.

S3 Graphics MultiChrome technology is available with the CHROME 500 Series under Windows Vista x32. MultiChrome allows two identical S3 Graphics boards to work together to provide better rendering performance, and is intended especially for gaming. Currently supported benchmark and game titles include at least the following:

* 3DMark 2005
* 3DMark 2006
* Call of Duty World at War
* Unreal Tournament 3
* Age of Empire 3
* Age of Empires III: Asian Dynasties
* Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs
* Battlefield 2
* Bioshock(DX9)
* Black & White 2
* Blacksite Area 51
* Caesar IV
* Call of Duty 2
* Call of Duty 4
* Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords
* Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
* Company of Heroes (Dx9)
* Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (DX9)
* Crysis (Dx9)
* Doom 3
* Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
* Ghost Recon Advanced War Fighter 2
* Harrypotter and the Order of thephoenix
* Hellgate: London(DX9)
* Lost Planet: Extreme Condition(DX9)
* Medal of Honor: Airborne
* Portal
* Prey
* rFactor
* Rush for Berlin
* S.T.A.L.K.E.R
* Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
* Team Fortress 2

What's New:

Release Type: Microsoft Certified WHQL

- Bug Fix

- Popup messages may appear during driver installation via INF: “The new settings will now be applied.” or “S3 Graphics ScreenToys Utility Manager has stopped working.” Issue does not occur on install via Setup.exe. (22299-0379)
- The OpenGL verison shows 2.1 when run GPU Caps viewer, another application OGL Extensions viewer shows OpenGL version as 3.0.17. (In fact, the OpenGL supported version is 3.1) (54985-0098)

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