So, what @IntelSupport says on Twitter is not true - that those drivers are in the works?
Somehow I do not think so. All of them - Intel and devices manufacturers would prefer us to buy new stuff.
It is just annoying since those hybrids 2 yr ago were very expensive and as it turns out even older machines are working with W10 nicely.
It is really shame that AMD is in the position it is - no we will pay for lack of competitive market.
On the PC side of thing Intel can do whatever it wants and you still have to buy PC with is CPU/SOC.
Dear Allen from Intel - reg your answer:
"Driver availability for the graphics controller on the processor model Z2760 is provided through the computer manufacturer. Intel does not have plans to develop Windows 10 drivers on Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator. Allan."
I find it extremely unprofessional that Intel communicates completely different messages via different media channels:
Here you state development of the driver is not done by Intel - whereas via twitter Intel states that the driver developement is actually onggoing:
@IntelSupport Hi, hello. Just a quick question. Will Atom Z2760 ever support Windows 10 ( graphics medila accelerator in particular)? -
Also, the current windows 8.1 GMA driver is copyrighted by Intel (Version 18.104.22.1687) - how can you state that further development is owned by the device manufacturer??
It is Intels responsibility to develop the GMA driver update, since Intel developed the 8.1 Version!
Pls respond - we all are waiting eagerly on this driver to be able to update properly to Win10.
According to engineering team. Windows 8 and windows 8.1 are the operating systems supported on this platform. See here for more information: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intelgma3600/sb/CS-034806.htm
"According to engineering team. Windows 8 and windows 8.1 are the operating systems supported on this platform" - AWESOME, but that was not my question.
I know my SoC is optimized to work with Windows 8 because my device was one of the first hybrids sold with this system.
My question was about drivers and why is Intel saying different stuff via different channels.
Also, considering how many devices with this SoC (tablets and hybrids) was sold with this SoC would it bankrupt Intel to prepare drivers for us? To emphasize... users that trusted Intel and paid quite a lot of money for first hybrids or tablets with Intel SoC and Windows instead of buying iPad or Samsung device.
My Asus TF801c was priced at 3600 zl that was almost $1000!!!
Please, don't make me regret it!
That's great, but if the Z2760 processor was optimized for touch for Windows 8 and 8.1 like it says, then is it really such a stretch to get Windows 10 support for it?
Especially that we are talking only about it graphics part that is mostly working!
Don't tell us it can't be done!
Please check out this thread: Re: Intel Atom Z2760 GMA driver update for windows 10 - mixed messages from intel - please provide driver!
What can you tell us about updated information ON INTEL SITE - regarding Atom Z2700 series and support for Win10?
forced the upgrade on my atom z2700 asus vivotab smart using the following
i agree that is unbelievable that intel/microsoft could be so cavalier in selling so many windows 8 products without any upgrade plans. very bad for their reputations.
my 7 year old dell desktop has gone from vista to windows 7 to windows 10 with no problems.