Unsurprisingly, amidst all the VIA products, there was an S3 stand. On show were a couple of new bits of kit. First up was the DeltaChrome S8 ULP. The ULP stands for Ultra Low Power, so thereâ€™s no prize for guessing what this chipâ€™s party piece is.
Despite drawing an absolute minimum of power, the S8 ULP is an eight pipeline, DirectX 9 compliant part. Of course this chip isnâ€™t going to break any speed records when it comes to 3D, but what is impressive is that it requires no external fans, or even a heatsink when running 3D applications.
Also on show was S3â€™s new PCI-Express part, sporting an S18 chip. S3 is pitching the S18 against the lower mid-range competition like the ATI Radeon X600.