If you're interested in checking out these EXA/Render improvements for the 965 IGP, check out his blog entry and his personal git repository. Meanwhile, what is (and has been, but a constant work in progress) in the intel-batchbuffer branch is TTM memory management, improved EXA performance, and support for DRI2.
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