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Re: [opensuse] Desktop Specifications
  • From: Silviu Marin-Caea <silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:31:54 +0200
  • Message-id: <200701111231.54197.silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 11 January 2007 10:40, Silviu Marin-Caea wrote:

> In the near future, a very good candidate will be Intel GMA X3000. This
> card (onboard) has open source drivers that provide 2D and 3D acceleration.
> Before anyone jumps to say that it must be crappy because it's onboard, let
> me point out that it has Shader Model 3.0 in hardware. That is X3000, the
> 3000 without the X emulates it with the CPU. GMA X3000 can be found on
> motherboards with the Intel G965 chipset.

> Mind the G, because Q965 doesn't
> have integrated video.

Errata: the Q965 has GMA 3000 without the X i.e. without hardware Shader Model
3.0

P965 doesn't have onboard video.

> To recap, X3000 will have accelerated 3D in Linux out-of-the-box, with open
> source drivers. Intel proves that it can be done.
>
> It would be interesting to hear about some performance numbers of this
> X3000. It should be able to run some very resource hungry 3D games.

It seems that for now, due to drivers that haven't quite matured yet, the
performance doesn't rise to expectations as far as games are concerned. But
it's good enough for compiz.

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