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: OpenGL support
by WereCatf on Fri 11th May 2007 20:51 UTC in reply to "OpenGL support"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Mesa GL doesn't even come close to working properly with OpenGL games like Quake and DoomIII. Sorry but open source video drivers are just junk!

I don't think open-source drivers are junk. For example I'm using open-source drivers with my Radeon 9200, and they work just fine, and yes, Quake does run just fine! Beryl works and all such, no problems there. They're very stable, fast and so on, and they support _almost_ everything the closed-source ones do. The only thing that needs improving is the TV-out support, but even that works in 800x600 resolution with the correct patch..

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RE[2]: OpenGL support
by h3rman on Sat 12th May 2007 07:41 in reply to "RE: OpenGL support"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

I don't think open-source drivers are junk. For example I'm using open-source drivers with my Radeon 9200, and they work just fine (...)


I use the open source Radeon driver too (for the 9200), and the advantage of open drivers for ATi (when available) is that they support 3D unlike the presently available open nVidia drivers.

On the other hand, I don't really think the Radeon driver is very fast at all. I turned off all Compiz 3D stuff because it's slow and doesn't feel solid. On OS X I use the same type, ATi Radeon 9200 and the (closed, of course) driver for OS X is way better: faster and feels more solid.

True, I have never experienced any X crash or anything of the kind on Linux using the open driver.

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