VIA Platform Support for Microsoft® Windows Vista™
In a continuing effort to ensure premium support for future technologies, VIA has been working closely with Microsoft to develop key system hardware components for Microsoft's next generation operating system, the Windows Vista operating system.
VIA has been involved in the Microsoft Windows Vista Logo program. Five chipsets with integrated graphics controllers have been awarded the Windows Vista Basic logo – providing VIA customers with the broadest chipset support for Vista, covering all market segments. The testing involved in the certification process guarantees a reliable and trouble free installation and usage of the Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium and Home Basic editions of Microsoft Windows Vista. VIA's HD Audio codecs have also been awarded the Windows Vista Premium logo, ensuring that the high definition features can be enjoyed in the new operating system. VIA's processors (of at least 800MHz) are also recognized by Microsoft as a processor option in a Windows Vista Capable PC. VIA products that will support Windows Vista include:
S3 Graphics GPUs
There has been a lot of information about hardware requirements for Windows Vista which centers around new hardware, and customers can often be confused about the legitimacy of installing Vista on older hardware. Please refer to this comprehensive Vista FAQ on VIA Arena, VIA's premier product information and technical support website, for answers to your Vista questions.
VIA logo'd Vista drivers can be downloaded from VIA Arena.
(This page was last updated on 5 February 2007)
When coupled with an appropriate DirectX 9.0 add-in graphics card, VIA discrete and integrated chipsets can form the basis of a Windows Vista Premium Ready PC.
S3 Graphics produces a range of graphics products that support the enhanced graphics requirements of Microsoft Windows Vista, including:
S3 Graphics Chrome S27
S3 Graphics Chrome S25