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Intel GMA 3000 Performance Q1'07

Michael Larabel

Published on 16 February 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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While there is not a night and day difference in the level of performance between our last Intel benchmarks and today's tests, there did seem to be a minor performance boost. In addition, the open-source Intel driver had now worked better with Unreal Tournament 2004 where it had failed in the past. In one Unreal Tournament 2004 benchmark, the GMA 3000 had even out-performed the Radeon X300SE. Certainly great progress has been made with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver, but much work is left to be accomplished. The Intel driver will not be ready for Unreal Tournament 3 (2007) or Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, but the driver is certainly instrumental for desktop users and those enjoying the vast variety of open-source games. For being an integrated graphics processor, the GMA 3000 is not that bad. As further progress is made with these drivers we will be here to cover them.

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About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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