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Motherboard makers doubt performance claims of upcoming Intel IGP drivers

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Although Intel will try to deliver better graphics performance by introducing new drivers for its integrated graphics processors (IGPs), motherboard makers in Taiwan generally doubt the advancements that Intel is claiming.

Intel plans to introduce new drivers for its G965, GM965 and G35 chipsets to support Vertex Shader 3.0 in August. Two new drivers, 15.6 and 14.31, will be introduced to support Windows Vista and XP respectively.

These new drivers are claimed to enhance stability significantly and support Shader Model 4.0. The drivers are also said to add better support for games including Stalker, UT2004 and Guild Wars, allowing the IGPs to deliver a noticeable performance leap.

Although the upcoming drivers mark an improvement, motherboard makers from Taiwan note that the revealed information from Intel shows that these drivers still do not support a certain number of well-known games. This prompts them to believe that the drivers will not actually deliver much of a difference.

Citing information supplied by Intel, the motherboard makers also noted that the new G35, though claimed to support DirectX 10, is "hardware ready" only and a driver that supports Direct X 10 will not be available until 2008...
http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20070725PD218.html
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post #2 of 10
IMO i think intel graphics always perform very poorly.
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Well i guess Intel really hasnt changed.. only thing they can make thats worth buying is still their CPUs and Mobos without IGPs..

I dont think they will ever make even a 90% DirectX compatible IGP.. kinda sad..
    
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Better performance!!! WOOHHOOOO! 800x600 @ 2 fps!
    
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*****... Stalker on intergrated graphics.... .56FPS to .80FPS!
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all doubt are in place
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It is kinda funny that my G945 can't run a game that even an ATI 16mb mobile graphics card is able to play smoothly.
    
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And i sent intel an email about why the G945 intergated graphics can't play that game, and they said they have no responsibility to make G945 to play every game.
the game is Rakion,
an online game that has really low system requirement.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
*****... Stalker on intergrated graphics.... .56FPS to .80FPS!
Lol i giggled at that as well

Even at lowest settings, that game would cripple any IGP
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DirextX10 for integrated gfx....LOL.
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