I am all about hopes and all guys. And I heard a similar comment from Intel engineer about Aug (or late summer) GMA 3600 driver in his words. However, they have been saying the same thing about 64bit driver (I only seen a bad beta from 2011) and XP driver since beginning of the year. I have also heard that the Cedar Trail team has been disbanded since Valley view (the supposed successor of Cedar Trail) is in heavy development and many guys are transferred to beef up that team. What to believe? know I don't believe in Intel any more.
Given Intel's dismal graphic driver support and always late release, Microsoft would be foolhardy to count on Intel for the initial phase of Windows 8. Think about it: by the end of the year, Ivy bridge is really the only processor that is W8 ready. But Ivy bridge is not the ideal tablet processor, both for power consumption and cost. Clover Trail coming out on time would be end of year (not bloody likely) and it is runs that good old PowerVR 5 series that gives many Atom such bad rep (GMA 500, 600, 3600 3650). Cedartrail would be a nice low power alternative for tablet that Windows 8 is targeting but hey where is Carmen SanDiego, I mean driver?
Don't dismiss it just yet techfans. I work in the industry and have close ties to manufacturers, hence the WT200 before it was officially released.
Support is coming for this chipset and should be in the next few weeks. Toshiba, Lenovo and a number of other manufacturers are working with intel on the drivers at the moment - this I know for a fact. I am hoping to get a copy of these drivers by mid july to test with.
as an example, I actually got a copy of beta drivers from ericsson for the H5321 wireless wan adapter. My device has this built in and the driver ericssson supplied are a newer version, and work with the builtin wwan controls within windows 8. Don't just dismiss the "no news" as "intel aren't doing anything". I know they are - it's just a matter of when they will announce it officially. I believe these drivers will actually come before those for XP are announced
Poor effort on intel's part for not announcing anything though, considering this is an intel community where this news should be announced. I was hoping for a response from intel on here a couple of weeks ago and it sucks I have had to make the effort and annoy people through my official channels to get this information.
Any updates, guys. Especially warped_foobie? Please share us what you hear from OEM as those of us who invested own and company resources on this chip are desperate for new drivers.
Good jobs Q550. Keep the pressure on the Intel. A quick search of GMA 500, 600 and GMA 3600 and driver discussion on Google is like an AMD advertisement.
Are you listening Intel?
Anyone managed to get these newer 18.104.22.1682 version drivers to install on Win8?
Obviously OEM from Toshiba, so you may or may not have luck...
Actually just tested the 22.214.171.1242's myself (had to mod the .inf a little to get them to install), but they don't solve anything under Win8 yet unfortunately, Metro apps still won't run etc.
They did however solve some OpenGL regressions though which had been broken since 126.96.36.1995, so small steps in the right direction again...
thanks for the update PA. Everywhere I see threads on GMA frustration, I see your name.
since it is dated 6/25. i guess we still pin our unsubstantiated hope on the rumored Aug release? If hope is the most powerful narcotic as someone once said, then Intel is turning its ATOM customers into drug addicts.