Are we ever going to get functional drivers for Windows 7? I mean drivers that were made properly and work. The gpu is a PowerVR SGX545, its not a terribly weak GPU, but the drivers are just abysmal. Surely I should b eable to run games with low-end graphics from 2002 - 2004 all set to low and at low resolution (such as half-life 2 at rock-bottum graphics, running DX8.0, minimal filtering and resolution), without it chugging along at less than 8 FPS. Also, the whole DX10.1 thing, and the card backscaling to DX9.0 maximum due to driver issues..come on. :c Please dont ditch us, intel. Please, PLEASE make an effort to give us something half-decent? I got a netbook for $250, which for a computer I realize is low, but I got it for the form-factor, not just price. A full-powered laptop will not be as portable or energy-saving as a netbook, so thats out of the question
I am NOT <--- expecting high-quality performance by any means, all I mean is that I think netbook users shouldnt just get the shaft for paying less. Without you or the modding community helping us, we're kind of up the creek without a paddle.
Thanks for the reply. How about releasing the source code for the GMA3600/3650 driver so others can improve on it and perhaps make builds for linux (which i think im correct in saying is currently either not supported or partially supported with no 3D or hardware acceleration for many distros)
This is not acceptable. HP right now is selling their Mini 1104 with this exact chip. I was looking to buy myself this nice and small netbook, but after investigating all this I have my doubts about it. HP has the same driver version on their site. Without a good GPU driver it's pretty much useless. A serious company like Intel should have more serious attitude about such things. We pay our money for your products.