Supported Hardware/Video cards

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Please update this page with the status of each Video card that is tested. Please add a link to the site where the driver was obtained, driver version and OS version. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. PLEASE KEEP IT THIS WAY.


Driver types

  • VBE driver (vbemp.sys)
    • Supports only graphic cards supporting VESA BIOS version v2.0 and higher.
    • Supports all available resolutions (640x480 and higher)
    • Supports all available color resolutions (8, 16, 24, 32 bits)
  • VGA driver (vgamp.sys)
    • Supports a standard resolution of 640x480x4 (4 bit = 16 colors)
    • Its presence is necessary at all times, for emergency debug fallback.
  • Native driver
    • This is the Video Adapter's own Windows driver.

Possible statuses

Status Description
Works Works without any major problems
Not tested No test has been performed.
Failed Fails to work or crashes ROS
Run w/o result Run without fundamental functionality

Tested video cards

Video VGA VESA Native Revision Comments Tester Download URL
3DFX Voodoo3 16MB Works Works Works r47092 Supports all color bitdepths up to 24bit. Haos Windows 2000 / XP driver
ATI 3D Rage II+ Not tested Works Works r41228 Mouse cursor is not being drawn in VGA mode. Haos
ATI Mobitity Radeon 7500 Not tested Works Works Trunk Used ATI Driver from lenovo on a T30, stuck into .iso, installs and shows in device manager, no problems that I saw, worked fine. wasn't able to test any opengl apps though. You can't install drivers from the installer as it doesn't work. Techsalvager
ATI Mobitity Radeon HD 2400 Not tested Works Not tested 0.3.10 Kario
ATI Radeon 9250 PCI Works Works Not tested r42978 Techsalvager
ATI Radeon 9500 AGP Works Works Failed r47092 Slipstreamed ati drivers from amd website into ros cd, crash on 4th stage, Bugzilla 5362. Haos
ATI Radeon 9550 AGP Not tested Works Works r43292 Slipstreamed ati drivers from amd website into ros cd, drivers load and run natively. no hardware acceleration yet. Techsalvager
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP Not tested Works Works r43304 No slipstream: I have extracted drivers from Windows XP (after installing Catalyst 9.6) and put them in a CD. Then I used ROS wizard for installation, it installed fine and the VGA is recognised. No hw acceleration. Ey3
ATI Radeon HD 2100 onboard Works Works Not tested r42978 Techsalvager
ATI Radeon HD 3100 Graphics Works Works Failed r40825 Driver installation fails (ATI Catalyst™ 9.5 IGP). Unknown link
ATI Radeon X1300 AGP Not tested Works Works r43304 Slipstreamed ati drivers from amd website into ros cd, drivers load and run natively. no hardware acceleration yet. Techsalvager
ATI Radeon X1300XT AGP Not tested Works Not tested r43304 Ey3
ATI Radeon X300 PCIe Not tested Works Not tested r42978 Techsalvager
ATI Radeon X800GTO Works Works Not tested missing No known problems. Bongmaster
ATI Rage Pro 128 Ultra 32mb Works Works Works r44458 ATI package uses 16bit InstallShield. Native drivers from ATI suffer from Bugzilla 4354, native drivers bundled in Windows XP work fine. Geoz, Haos
Intel I815 (IGP I752) Works Failed Failed r47121 vga driver works fine, vesa failed (video driver init error), native driver failed (installation wizard crash) m0z4rt xp_driver_ziped xp_driver_exe
Intel Extreme Graphics (integrated Intel 845GE chipset) Works Works Not tested Missing Unknown
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (integrated) Works Failed Not tested 0.3.15 visual artifacts present. prmartin
Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03) Not tested Not tested Not tested r47135 m0z4rt
Matrox MGA-100 AGP 2MB Works Works Works r41438 Minor issues, see Bugzilla 4563 Haos
Matrox Millenium G400 AGP 32MB Works Works Works Missing Minor issues, see Bugzilla 4563, opengl ICD doesnt work. Haos
NVIDIA TNT RIVA 16MB Works Works Failed used drivers 44.x going to test with 71.89 that Haos used on the TNT2 Techsalvager
NVIDIA TNT2 Model 64 32MB Works Works Works r41438 OpenGL ICD doesnt work. Haos Driver
NVIDIA Geforce 2 MX 32MB AGP 4x Works Works Works 0.3.12 m0z4rt Driver
NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX440 AGP 8x Not tested Failed Not tested r42978 system crash on 2nd stage same as the geforce fx 5200 problem Techsalvager
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128MB AGP Works Works Failed Missing Drivers do not install LinoSP Windows XP / Windows 2000
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP Not tested Works Failed r58347 Real hardware. Official Nvidia Driver installation makes Reactos unresponsive.
NVIDIA GeForce 5900 PCIe Failed Failed Not tested Missing No debug output due to system used on had no serial port, will test on another system later. Techsalvager
NVIDIA Quadro 4 980 XGL Not tested Works Works r42978 Installer fails to install video drivers, common, will test with a slipstream disc of files. EDIT: slipstream of nvidia drivers to cd works, ROS loads native nvidia drivers, after reboot ROS locks up. Techsalvager
S3 Trio64+ Works Failed Works Missing Doesnt support VESA 2.0. For VGA, please see point 3 of "Known Issues". With native Windows XP drivers, see Bugzilla 4354 Haos
S3 VIRGE 86c325 Failed Failed Not tested Missing Doesnt support VESA 2.0. For VGA, please see point 3 of "Known Issues". Unknown
S3 VIRGE/DX 86c375 Works Failed Not tested r47121 vga driver work fine, vesa failed (video driver init error), native not tested m0z4rt NT4.0 ziped
S3 Salvage Not tested Works Works Missing Works using drivers but has problem and drops into the debugger, running cont will contiune to desktop, no working 3d acccerlation as of yet. Techsalvager
Trident 9880 Blade3D Works Works Works 0.3.15rc2 Used the XP driver files: trid3d.inf, trid3d.dll, and trid3dm.sys. Placed the files in the appropriate folders after the first stage setup. After second stage completed, it used the XP drivers and showed the desktop. The mouse cursor appears as a white block with garbage, and the scroll bars display an odd pattern, but otherwise it seems to work. SomeGuy
VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP 64MB (KM400) Works Works Failed r40825 Driver installation fails (KM400/KM266 PRO/P4M800 Chipset VGA Driver). Unknown Windows XP / Windows 2000
VM QEMU Cirrus CL-54xx Works Works Works Missing Requires ReactOS VESA driver being present at all times, see Bugzilla 2286 Unknown
VM VirtualBox Video Works Works Works Missing Own driver starts up in 640x480x8, but supports all modes up to 1024x768x32. Necessary for Vbox OpenGL 3d host acceleration passthrough (it doesnt work in VirtualBox 3.1.0 - see add.4) Haos
VM VMWARE Video Works Works Works Missing No known problems. Unknown

Known issues

  • VESA Driver accepts only VESA 2.0 compatible adapters.
  • Some INF files have both Windows 2000 and Windows XP sections, with separate drivers for both. When trying to install the Windows 2000 driver version, ReactOS is being detected as Windows XP. This causes installation of a Windows XP driver to be attempted even though such a driver file may not be in the Windows 2000 driver directory. As ReactOS does not fail when copying a nonexistent file, successful installation is reported; alas the driver file is not copied to the system32\driver directory. This will cause a "Successful install, please restart" window to appear at every boot.
  • Original drivers (VGA/VESA) are hardcoded, so the native ones are not really used Bugzilla 2286.
  • VirtualBox 3.1.0 Video driver is no longer providing 3d acceleration in ReactOS, due to missing Mm functionality Bugzilla 4996. Silencing the UNIMPLEMENTED macro in both functions in question is a possible workaround.
  • Windows XP/Windows Server 2003 drivers should be used, as earlier ones are very likely to fail.

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