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Intel is set to release a new graphics driver for computers with Ivy Bridge processors, which the company says will improve graphics performance while lowering power consumption.

The Intel HD 4000 graphics driver version 15.3.1 should be available in early April.

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I was at the ISS in LA last week and they had the beta version of this driver running crysis 3. Not too bad, but the settings were turned down a bit and there was still some lag. It was flawless at running an HD movie though.

Intel is gaining ground on the graphics market, but they still have a ways to go.
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Wonder how much their drivers are holding them back if they were able to squeeze an extra 10% with just a driver update.
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And there goes the Titan, GTX690 and the HD7990, destroyed by a driver update for the HD4000. Now all the games will run at 120fps on a 2560x1600p while using less power consumption. I bet Nvidia and AMD can't do that with their graphics card.

EDIT: Both Nvidia and AMD should pack their bags because there's a new sheriff in town and his name is HD4000.
Edited by Capt - 3/29/13 at 9:50am
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I wonder will this be enough to maintain 60fps plus in TF2 MP mode with everything maxed-out at 1050p/1080p because HD 3000 simply can NOT (even at 720p). Those who say otherwise are troll.
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I was at the ISS in LA last week and they had the beta version of this driver running crysis 3. Not too bad, but the settings were turned down a bit and there was still some lag. It was flawless at running an HD movie though.

Intel is gaining ground on the graphics market, but they still have a ways to go.

Did they ever fix their 59Hz playback issue?
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Did they ever fix their 59Hz playback issue?

Hmm, Not sure. I didn't know they had one myself. I have an older model in my HTPC that I will have to check now.
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I wonder will this be enough to maintain 60fps plus in TF2 MP mode with everything maxed-out at 1050p/1080p because HD 3000 simply can NOT (even at 720p). Those who say otherwise are troll.

The surface Pro can with High at 1080p. I'd expect the desktop variant to be a little quicker
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And there goes the Titan, GTX690 and the HD7990, destroyed by a driver update for the HD4000. Now all the games will run at 120fps on a 2560x1600p while using less power consumption. I bet Nvidia and AMD can't do that with their graphics card.

EDIT: Both Nvidia and AMD should pack their bags because there's a new sheriff in town and his name is HD4000.

I know sarcasm at it's best. lol!

In one of the keynotes on graphics I brought up the performance thing and almost got shot when I asked how long before they produce a discreet card.

Sheesh, they were producing graphics related chips for SGI back in the early 90's and I thought they still held some IP from that era.
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