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VIA Chrome9 HC

VIA Chrome9 HC

The integrated graphic card (shared memory) VIA Chrome9 HC IGP is found on the VN896 and 855 VXP chipsets for notebooks. The integrated graphic processor (IGP) offers DirectX 9.0 3D acceleration and a video accelerator for the MPEG playback. Further adaptive De-Interlacing and Video deblocking are supported up to a resolution of 1080i.

The performance of VIA Chrome 9 HC IGP is only the halve of current competitors of integrated graphic cards (Intel GMA 950, AMD XPress 1100) and even is overextended with the DirectX 9.0 functions of the Aero interface (of Windows Vista) (usage possible, but only with motion interruptions).

3D games are not really running well on this video card.

The VIA Chrome 9 HCM in the VIA 855 VXP chipset features an advanced video acellerator called VIA Chromotion Video Engine. With it, the chipset is able to decode HD videos in H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9, and DivX in up to 1080p.

Pipelines2 / 1 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed250 MHz
Memory Typeonboard
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 9, Shader 2.0
FeaturesAero Support (jedoch ruckelig), Video Engine, Adaptives De-Interlacing, Video Deblocking
Date of Announcement01.03.2007
Link to Manufacturer


3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 1315     avg: 1953     median: 2029.5 (2%)     max: 2436 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 186     avg: 276.7     median: 305 (0%)     max: 339 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 +
3DMark 06
128 Points (0%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 +
3DMark 06
98 points (0%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

high 1024x768
26.8 32.4 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo30
< 30 fps
< 60 fps
< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps


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Notebook reviews with VIA Chrome9 HC graphics card


Review Samsung NC20 Netbook

Netbook +/- The NC20, the successor to the popular NC10, has just been released by the Korean producer Samsung. The netbook has a 12 inch display, and uses, con...
VIA Nano U2250 | VIA Chrome9 HC | 12.10" | 1.5 kg

Short Review HP Mini-Note 2133 Notebook

HP goes mini. HPs answer to the EEE PC by Asus is equipped with a VIA processor, and attracts attention by an elegant look and a complete equipment. The followi...
VIA C7-M C7-M-1200 | VIA Chrome9 HC | 8.90" | 1.4 kg

Samsung NC20: VIA Nano U2250, 12.10", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung NC20

Samsung Q1EX-71G: VIA Nano U2500, 7.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q1EX-71G

Medion MIM2320: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330, 15.40", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Medion MIM2320

HP Compaq 2133: VIA C7-M C7-M-1600, 8.90", 1.4 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq 2133

Maxdata Belinea 1: Intel Celeron M 530, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Maxdata Belinea 1

Samsung Q1B Pro: VIA C7-M C7-M-1000, 7.00", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q1B Pro

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