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  • #16
    Originally posted by drag View Post
    This puts it roughly on par with NV40 (Geforce 6) in terms of hardware features.

    Does this mean that it will perform on par with Geforce 6 stuff? Nope. 'fraid not. Gaming performance of the GMA X3100 on Linux right now is best described as 'lousy'.
    Heh... On paper, they're nice parts. The biggest problems with their real use in gaming is partly that we've not had a lot of stream processor development under our belts to know how to really optimize the shader operations needed for 3D rendering coupled with the hamstring of UMA operation. (Even WITH good drivers, the X3000/X3100 have been still lackluster- though vastly better than the past offerings. The X3500 is the first "real" contender in the IGP space from Intel- and we're still going to be fighting the uphill battle of the stream processor execution optimization for a while yet.)

    In the end, I think having the tech data, including how to drive those shaders through their opcodes, will end up being a boon. Right now, I'm seriously considering getting a G35 chipset motherboard to play with and see what all I can tweak. If I had AMD's stuff right now (hint...hint...) I would already be DOING it with machines in hand since I've got several R300/R400/R500 boards in hand. Heh... It's probably better, short term, though, as I've got too damn many irons in the fire already...

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    • #17
      I'm going to get a mobo with G35 soon too. It would've been G33, but the model I want has been out of stock for months. So I'll just wait for the improvement of X3500

      Hmm. Didn't Intel claim the X3500 will archieve double 3dmark score compared to X3100?

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      • #18
        does the document release include thespec for the Clearvideo hardware, so the FOSS community can make use of hardware video acceleration?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by curaga View Post
          I'm going to get a mobo with G35 soon too. It would've been G33, but the model I want has been out of stock for months. So I'll just wait for the improvement of X3500

          Hmm. Didn't Intel claim the X3500 will archieve double 3dmark score compared to X3100?
          Yes. It's their first relatively credible IGP part. The X3000 and X3100 fell a bit short of that. I wish I had a better budget for things- because I could get one right now if it weren't for all the other things I need to be buying, including getting my roof fixed.

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          • #20
            Does this mean that the drivers for the 965 IGP will improve? Because I have a friend with that mobo, and a lot of games crash or can't run (for example, Regnum Online), while with his previous mobo(also an Intel, but it was 850 I think) it was working fine..
            I was really disappointed at Intel :P

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            • #21
              I'm going to get a mobo with G35 soon too. It would've been G33, but the model I want has been out of stock for months. So I'll just wait for the improvement of X3500

              Hmm. Didn't Intel claim the X3500 will archieve double 3dmark score compared to X3100?
              Eh, no... It's the one AFTER the X3500 that'll be 2x faster. Actually it'll be 1.7x faster Intel says. X3500 has no perceivable architectural difference from the X3000. Hell, can anyone tell me what advantage X3500 has over the X3000 other than that it supports DX10?? I think DX10 support is just disabled on the X3000, so there's really no difference at all.

              X3100 is laptop, btw.

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              • #22
                Oh yes. Well, I ended up getting the Gigabyte P35-DS3L without integrated graphics, and putting my best two pci cards in for a dual screener. Saved 40$ when compared to the G33 board.

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