With the business availability of Vista already underway and the retail deadline of January looming, many vendors are looking to get their hardware preapproved as Vista ready. Most newer laptops will come with a Vista tag on them, and soon workstations will too. VIA has announced today that their K8M890 and P4M900 IGP chipsets have passed Microsoft's requirements and are certified by the “Windows VistaT Logo Program”. While nothing has changed about the hardware itself, certified hardware is part of a guaranteed compatibility program, including drivers, that makes system integration in both home and business a bit easier. Of course this makes VIA happy:
"VIA is very pleased to have both an AMD IGP chipset and an Intel IGP chipset achieve this certification," commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "This gives our customers confidence in building Vista ready systems for either platform."
These chipsets are designed around AMD processors and around Core/Core 2 processors, and when coupled with IGP make them primarily targeted at businesses. You can read the full press release in the comments section.