Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2007 18:17 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Intel "The Intel 965GM Express Chipset represents the first mobile product that implements fourth generation Intel graphics architecture. Designed to support advanced rendering features in modern graphics APIs, this chipset includes support for programmable vertex, geometry, and fragment shaders. Extending Intel's commitment to work with the X.org and Mesa communities to continuously improve and enhance the drivers, support for this new chipset is provided through the X.org 2.0 Intel driver and the Mesa 6.5.3 releases. These drivers represent significant work by both Intel and the broader open source community."
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Not all praises
by hechacker1 on Fri 11th May 2007 22:38 UTC
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2005-08-01

I applaud intel for creating open source drivers for their chipset video cards; but that doesn't mean the drivers are perfect either.

My Dell 700m, with intel 855gm chipset/video, and running Xorg 1.3 and intel 2.0.0 drivers, still has a lot of problems.

1. beryl/compiz/opencomp are slow (and with older 1.7.4 drivers and Xorg 1.2 they were much faster)
2. only x11 video works, everything else is prone to crash or not display. Basically all video is rendered by the CPU (even though Windows XP drivers render through VMR9 with GPU assistance)
3. random crashes upon resume

The biggest problem is that anything <915GM is basically considered outdated and I don't see any immediate plans for intel to fix these problems.

I would say Nvidia and ATI (and even intel's closed source windows drivers) work a lot better.

Edited 2007-05-11 22:40

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