Via/S3g Unicrome Pro IPG Drivers

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Jul 4 18:43:08 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-07-04 at 10:30 -0400, Reinier Millo Sanchez wrote:
> Via/S3g Unicrome Pro IPG

First off, the manufacturer's website gives a "bad response".

Google around. From what I read it's not a "card", it's an on-board
graphic chip set. Many say it sucks, and worse... 

"The UniChrome II Pro chipset is integrated into the K8M800 and K8N800
chipsets from VIA. They offer a 200Mhz 128-bit DirectX 7 graphics engine
with 2 pixel pipelines. No support for pixel or vertex shaders is
included with this chip. It also lacks Hardware TnL which is part of the
DirectX 7 specification, so the chip should really be classed as DirectX
6. It also features a hardware-based MPEG2 decode engine.

The most recent games I've run on this chip were World of Warcraft and
Guild Wars. Both ran decently at 1024x768 but required that color depth
be turned down to 16-bit, textures at a minimum, and no other graphical
effects be allowed."

Took me about 30 seconds to find this stuff. Google is your friend, ya
know. If this is a desktop machine, get a real video card, like either
nVidia or ATI, if you want to rock and roll. But for God's sake, google
first on your problem. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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