"They had reported to us the driver would be released
in December, but that deadline had passed and they continued to
announce Linux support when launching the Chrome 540 GTX, but still
there was nothing. However, S3 Graphics has now actually delivered
such a driver! They have delivered a Chrome 500 series Linux driver
that not only provides OpenGL 3.0 support but also H.264, VC-1, and
MPEG-2 hardware decoding on the GPU. While it may appear to be
good, this driver is still far from perfect.
"The initial release of this new S3 Graphics driver is labeled
version 14.02.08 and was released this week on the S3 Graphics
web-site. The prominent features are, of course, OpenGL 3.0 support
and the H.264 / VC-1 / MPEG-2 video decoding. Unfortunately, this
driver remains closed-source like their earlier Chrome 400 series
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