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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RE: Intel conspiracy?
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 12th May 2007 06:39 UTC in reply to "Intel conspiracy?"
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I recall reading quite a while ago that one of the reasons nVidia hasn't opened their drivers was due to Intel stating that they would sue them for some IP with the AGP code for their chipsets.

They did say something like this. That garnered some understanding, but they could have worked around it had they wanted to. They could have buddied up with AMD and had the gfx card communicate over hypertransport or something. Of course, then AMD/ATI happened so that went right out. Perhaps AMD will do something like that now. Hasn't happened yet though. I worry a bit about nVidia, with AMD/ATI on one side and Intel on the other working on their own solutions (larrabee looks interesting).

I was enticed by the idea of the open gfx, so I got a mobo with the Intel GMA X3000: the ga-965g-ds3 even though I also got an nVidia card. Figured for 5 bucks more it couldn't hurt to send a message that I liked the openness. It differs from the ga-965p-ds3 by the presence of the graphics card only. Was a slight mistake though, my version of the board (with the Intel graphics) doesn't overclock at all ;)

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