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
DirectXDirectX 9, Shader 2.0
FeaturesAero Support (jedoch ruckelig), Video Engine, Adaptives De-Interlacing, Video Deblocking
Date of Announcement01.03.2007
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 1315     avg: 1952.5     median: 2029 (2%)     max: 2436 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 434     avg: 482.7     median: 455 (0%)     max: 600 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 186     avg: 276.7     median: 305 (1%)     max: 339 Points
3DMark 06 +
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.
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Notebook reviews with VIA Chrome9 HC graphics card

HP Mini-Note 2133: VIA C7-M C7-M-1200, 8.9", 1.4 kg
  Review » Short Review HP Mini-Note 2133 Notebook

Samsung NC20: VIA Nano U2250, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  Review » Review Samsung NC20 Netbook

HP Compaq 2133: VIA C7-M C7-M-1600, 8.9", 1.4 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq 2133

Maxdata Belinea 1: Intel Celeron M 530, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Maxdata Belinea 1

Medion MIM2320: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Medion MIM2320

Samsung NC20: VIA Nano U2250, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung NC20

Samsung Q1B Pro: VIA C7-M C7-M-1000, 7", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q1B Pro

Samsung Q1EX-71G: VIA Nano U2500, 7", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung Q1EX-71G

Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) *
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Mali-G76 MP16 *
Radeon HD 5570
Mali-G76 MP4 *
GeForce GT 220
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)