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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:

  • IGP chipsets
  • Audio codecs
  • Processors
  • 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)


    VIA Desktop IGP chipsets certified with the Windows Vista Basic logo

  • VIA VX800 for the VIA platform
  • VIA P4M900 for the Intel platform
  • VIA K8M890 for the AMD platform
  • VIA CN896 for the VIA platform
  • VIA Notebook IGP chipsets certified with the Windows Vista Basic logo

  • VIA VX800 for the VIA platform
  • VIA K8N890 for the AMD platform
  • VIA VN896 for the VIA C7-M and Intel Pentium® M processors

  • VIA HD Audio Codecs certified with the Windows Vista Premium logo

  • VIA Vinyl VT1708 8 channel audio codec
  • VIA Vinyl VT1708A 8 channel audio codec

  • VIA Processors certified as a basis for a Windows Vista Capable PC

  • All VIA processors (of at least 800MHz)

  • 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

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