Quite simple really. The VIA\S3 Unichrome chip is not 3d. It is a workstation\corporate lappy chip. Just not for 3d\gaming. Got exactly the same chip in my Acer 3000. No 3d, but, for me that is no problem, as the machine is not for gaming. Actually come to think of it, the same chip is in my Linux Server, once again NOT a gaming box. The chip may work some older stuff, that is not too demanding, but, new stuff? No way, never, no how. Then again, that was last year, things may change tommorrow.