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 and Mesa communities to continuously improve and enhance the drivers, support for this new chipset is provided through the 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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{What makes you think that OSS people have any idea what to do with a stream processor or how to write a graphics driver?}

What makes you think they don't?

{The high end gaming graphics market that's out there grew up around a highly proprietary synergy between Microsoft and NVidia/ATI. OpenGL was not going anywhere in the 3D gaming market until after DirectX had been established. 3dfx was the exception, and it seems like they did a lot to get OGL working on hardware.}

History revisionism. DirectX is strictly second-rate compared with OpenGL, to the extent that Microsoft had to eventually buy some OpenGL patents from the death throes of SGI, and then make OpenGL run on top of DirectX in Vista to kill its performance in order to try to kill OpenGL.

Still OpenGL rules in high-end visual systems.

The high end of graphics in PCs is not PC games, it is more like this sort of gear:

"I'm not so sure it's doing a great job when it comes to things that require more centralized design and careful planning such as suspend/resume."

Suspend resume problems are all due to failures of motherboard & BIOS to stick to the ACPI specification. Even Windows has problems, and most BIOSes are written with Windows in mind.

Suspend/resume works perfectly in Linux (say on Ubuntu Feisty) on any machine with a correct ACPI implementation.

Edited 2007-05-12 07:25

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