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March 19th, 5. Selection is based on testing by Intel and preselected in the driver. In August , Intel added support to the open-source X. While GMA performance has been widely criticized in the past as being too slow for computer games , sometimes being nicknamed Intel GMD Graphics Media Decelerator and being essentially referred to as the world’s first “graphics decelerator” since the S3 ViRGE , the latest GMA generation should ease many of those concerns for the casual gamer. Intel describes this as “a flexible, programmable architecture that supports shader-based technology, 2D, 3D and advanced 3D graphics, high-definition video decode, and image processing. July 9th, 9.

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Only solution known to me is to use Squeeze or Sid. Of course, this is all based on generalizations and assumptions. In this article, we are looking at the performance of this new Intel graphics processor under Linux. I want to know if that graphics processor is supported in Karmic and if it will run the basic desktop effects.

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Selection is based on testing by Intel and preselected in the driver. The testing version of Debian works. Other games such as Crysis will start, but with frame rates below acceptable.


The IGPs with the “HD” postfix are supposed to be able to handle full p high-definition video playback along with Blu-ray Disc movies, at least under Windows.

Extraction Pointwhere it was able to render only 4 and 14 frames per second respectively for each game.

Graphics Drivers for Linux*

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. February 6th, 2. Earlier this month Intel had announced the GMA X series, which is their latest and greatest when it comes to integrated graphics processors.

Results 1 linuxx 10 of Generally, Intel is excellent at providing good open source drivers for their hardware right away, so I would assume that the X would be supported.

Graphics Drivers for Linux*

Intel HD and Gmw Graphics. We had to jump ahead to Ubuntu 8. Some of the other specs for the Intel GMA X series include 10 unified shader processors, hardware vertex shaders, The combination of these two changes in graphics driver code resulted in many Mac revisions being unable to upgrade to Mountain Lion, as their GPUs cannot be replaced.

The processor uses different separate clock generators for display and render cores. The available Linux drivers do not support much of this.

In AugustIntel added support to the open-source X. Integrated graphics found on Q33, Q35, G31 and G33 chipsets.


Intel announced in March that beta drivers would be available in June I am also interested in this topic and I have located this supplier in the UK where the website states “tested with Ubuntu” I haven’t purchased the PC yet because I still want to do linuc bit more research. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

However, with the introduction of Intel’s 4th generation of GMA architecture GMA X inmany of the functions are now built into the hardware, providing an increase in performance. July 9th, 9.

Presumably this is due to the lack of a “hardware scheduler” in the GPU. On GMA based laptops with Windows 7, users may experience a serious bug related to the chipset’s native backlight control method failing to change brightness, resulting in the brightness becoming stuck on hma particular value after driver installation.

Archived from the original on August 11, The Direct Rendering Manager and X. Discontinued BCD oriented 4-bit