Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: S3 Graphics
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 7.88 Mb
Operating System: Windows 95/Windows 98/ Windows 2000/ Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.13.01.2181 / 06 Jun 2009
The S3 Graphics Chrome 430 ULP is the latest video and graphics card from S3 Graphics, and uses a new spin of the TNT2 chip, which yields faster clock speeds. It is somewhat smaller in size and has a 32 Mb memory which comprises of four 8 Mb chips, which means that the card does not contain numerous memory chips. It has one other feature that makes it stand out - an extra output port on the back of the card. The card will accept either a composite video or S-Video input, and is capable of producing a display on all three outputs at once, which comprises two composite video outs and one S-Video out. One not only gets a superb 3D accelerator card together with the video graphics card but also the ability to input and output images.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
In order to promote the gaming aspects of the card S3 Graphics has included EA's Need for Speed 4. Corel Draw 7 is also included. S3 Graphics have also included a program that is aimed at the video side of the card, which means that one is able to take full advantage of the video features out of the box - S3 Graphics' own Main Actor software, which doesn't have the power of larger packages of this type, such as Adobe's Premier, but still manages to provide a relatively efficient way of editing video on the PC. The most important thing about the card is the driver. The drivers install several tabs to the advanced display settings, which allow the configuring of not only the standard NVIDIA settings (such as image quality, mip-map levels ) but also much finer details, including a very precise monitor set up function which allows fine tuning. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and S3 Graphics Chrome 430 ULP errors before installing any driver updates.