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GMA 3600 Driver for Windows 8

imer96 Community Member
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Dear community, dear Intel support,

 

2 Month ago, I decided to buy myself a tablet computer, simply because I wanted to use the new Microsoft Windows 8. I've found one with an Intel n2600 processor, a processor that was release about one year ago. Because it was shipped with Windows 7, I personally checked, and I got the information that all my system components would be compatible, from the official Microsoft website. When The computer then arrived, I installed the support assistant, which reconfirmed the Information I've already known: The Intel N2600 Processor with the GMA 3600 Chipset is fully compatible with Windows 8

 

The trouble came after the Installation: The problem wasn't even that the Driver wouldn't be working well, but the Graphicsdevice wasn't even recognizes! Long story short: There is NO WAY for me to get that device running, even though it't a very new device and I was told it was going to work.

 

No I know, it's a chipset that is built in a lot of computers, even in some very new ones. Because of that, I'm by far not the only one with this problem: There are a lot discussions going on right now, concerning the same problem. But maybe, it still isn't enough that Intel finally realizes that they need to follow the needs of their customer: The only thing we can do right now is to ask Intel to provide that Driver, over and over again that they will figure out that this really is a serious thing, and that it's concerning a lot more people than they actually might think.

 

By the way, here is a petition I've found: It's not me who created it, but I believe with things like that we can show how may we are, so please, take a moment and sign this petition: Windows 8 support for Intel Atom Tablets

 

I hope you can all support me, and who knows, maybe Intel could do something about that?

 

Sincerely,

 

Imer

  • 1. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    Tyler Colli ns Community Member
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    You know what else would be good? If they could fix the drivers they put out for 7. The ones they released for Netbook users like myself are just busted. Soooo many problems with video acceleration, glitches out the wazoo in 3d rendering, and unacceptably bad performance for a half-decent low-powered igp. If intel cant even correctly make a driver for the still-biggest operating system out there, I wouldnt be suprised if windows 8 gets the even-sh*ttier end of the stick. If i were to make a petition, id make it one for better driver support for the GMA3600 series in general, 8 and 7. Why did we get abandonned?

  • 2. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    powerarmour Community Member
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    Tyler Colli ns wrote:

     

    You know what else would be good? If they could fix the drivers they put out for 7.

    Indeed, even the Windows 7 drivers are very poor, though it looks like there won't be any more drivers at all for the GMA 3600/3650 :-

     

    Re: Intel GMA3600 Drivers - Good greif.

  • 3. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    imer96 Community Member
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    Yeah, I must admit, when I was running Windows 7 on my tablet and wanted to test the performance I was pretty shocked about the result. I knew before that it isn't a high-performance graphics chip of course, but still, I believe with some better drivers, the performance could have been boosted quite a lot...

  • 4. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    Aymin Community Member
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    Yet another person in the same boat. Two days ago, I purchased an Acer Aspire One Netbook with intel Atom N2600 for my "on the run" work. Just upgraded to windows 8 tonight only to find out that none of the apps will work with this low resolution. I'm assuming from all the online reading I've done there is yet to be a solution to this issue. If anyone knows otherwise, please feel free to share. I'm not the most computer savvy person but with no disrespect to the intel company, should the folks in this situation further go without a solution I do not see why I/we should consider doing business with intel in the future. 

  • 5. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    Paweł Community Member
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    Hello.

    The story is simple. My old netbook aod255 went to laptop heaven and i bought a new AOD270. It came with linux and 4gb ram so i installed as always my heavy used windows xp (i have win7 but personally i think xp is faster) and full of good hope i tried to install graphic driver and.... everybody who read this knows what.... Ok so after i thought for few minutes about how it is possible to not create normal functioning drivers, especially that this laptop is not some "new" model - it has more than year - i know that its a loooong time in technology, I gave up and installed win7. Ok i found the drivers but my god...... I mostly use this laptop for work, but everybody wants to have some fun sometime, and my earlier acer model run Heroes of might and magic V in "playable" way.. not to mention Morrowind or other older games. But this.... this.... "thing" called gma3600 works worse than my old model N450 with gma3150 and 2gb ram.... its horror. Most games dont even run, and heroes now is some slideshownightmarething... I understand that netbooks are for work and if i want to play something i should buy something else for "fun", but my god.... im talking about worse performance of new aod270 than aod255 that is more that 3 years old. Im not expert in computer stuff but i can see theres no difference - even that this netbook is slower in graphic that my old.... my aod270 mostly is faster because i also bought ssd... I dont even mention windows 8 support - now i understand why my friend was cursing using win 8 on aod270 and he got this system when he bought netbook, why they didnt warn him?... I dont mention performance when im working because It IS faster a little all this word/internet explorer stuff. And now i red all those posts about gma3600 and Im angry. Because i always used Intel. Many years ago it was good, even better, I would always recommend intel to all. But not now. I cannot even understand why are we getting abandoned here with this crappy drivers. Now you say that there will be no new drivers.Its a joke. Its not problem with hardware as I understand so it only mean that you are greedy, let unfinished product on shop shelves, and now you show middle finger to all, probably cause you think you will get away with that? Nice work Intel... I could believe in this kind of situation if I would buy something from some small company but not from you. Believe me I will with joy read in future about your worsening financial condition and market losing. You will earned it by your own wrongdoings.

     

    P.s. sorry for my english. Im not native speaker....

  • 6. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    powerarmour Community Member
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    Paweł wrote:

     

    But this.... this.... "thing" called gma3600 works worse than my old model N450 with gma3150 and 2gb ram.... its horror. Most games dont even run, and heroes now is some slideshownightmarething... I understand that netbooks are for work and if i want to play something i should buy something else for "fun", but my god.... im talking about worse performance of new aod270 than aod255 that is more that 3 years old.

    Yep even with 'functional' drivers in Windows 8, the PowerVR SGX 545 as used in the Cedar/Clover Trail is pretty horrible :- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ativ-smart-pc-500t-windows-8-atom,3360-6.html

     

    Certainly nothing you'd want to game with unfortunately, at least not on Windows/DirectX (obviously same/similar GPU performs fine under Android/iOS... go figure as to why this is )

  • 7. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    imer96 Community Member
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    Well once again, I really have to admit that I'm surprised day by day how many people are sharing this problem, and I'm wondering how many others are out there.

    Even if I definitely couldn't find any solution, and I don't believe there are solutions around, at least not at this very moment - if anybody would know about any custom drivers or other things that might help fixing this problem, I think we would all be very thankful for any kind of hint how we could get this device working...

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Imer

  • 8. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    powerarmour Community Member
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    imer96 wrote:

     

     

    Even if I definitely couldn't find any solution, and I don't believe there are solutions around, at least not at this very moment - if anybody would know about any custom drivers or other things that might help fixing this problem, I think we would all be very thankful for any kind of hint how we could get this device working...

     

    To be honest, going forward the only usable solution for Cedar Trail platforms will be to use Linux, even though PowerVR driver support on Linux still isn't great, it still performs decently enough on the desktop (albeit without 3D acceleration using the Ubuntu Cedarview PPA) and there'll always be community support. There are rumours of a proper upcoming open source ImgTech driver also.

     

    You're not going to get any driver love from Intel on Windows I'm afraid, they've burnt their Cedar Trail users and are now moving on with other platforms they deem more important.

  • 9. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    jbasol Community Member
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    Intel better have a good solution to this soon.  Simply stating that there will be no 64bit or Windows 8 support for a product they initially claimed to be compatible is not acceptable.  If anyone knows of a law firm already handling a class action regarding this, please let me know.

  • 10. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    imer96 Community Member
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    I totally agree with you, I think it's not acceptable at all what Intel does to its customers... But still, I hardly believe that there will be a lawsuit, even if I have to admit that I'm not really informed about that. And even if there is a lawsuit, Intel is a huge company with a lot of money, so they'll probably always be the stronger one. Well we can do nothing but hope, then even if there will be a suit, it will take forever until we'll get our part out of it...

     

    But anyway, whatever will or might happen, if Intel doesn't look after their customers, it will come back to them pretty soon, and another company will take it's place, like as example AMD, and Intel will be a story of the past.

  • 11. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    laikexpert Community Member
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    I have

    Acer Aspire One D270  Intel GMA 3600 notebook.

    I give my money for this Intel GMA 3600  product-platform.

    Where is driver?

     

    Intel, do the right thing and deliver proper software for your processors!

    I think it's not acceptable at all what Intel does to its customers?

     

    Nice work Intel...

  • 12. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    chiming Community Member
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    Hi:

     

    guys, I'm guessing Intel will never release any driver for GMA 3600 on Atom N2600/N2800,

    because Intel want us to upgrade to new Cedar/Clover Trail platfrom atom Windows 8,

    clearly they don't want us to stick on old N2600/N2800 platform

     

    You know Intel has this ugly close-source "tradition"

  • 13. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    schumireca Community Member
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    please inter help us!!!!!!!

  • 14. Re: GMA 3600 driver for Windows 8
    Murx Community Member
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    Hallo,

     

    hier noch ein Eintrag auf Deutsch zu dem leidigen Thema:

    gibt es irgend eine Möglichkeit, dem Treiber für Windows 7 (mit dem ich bisher immer ganz zufrieden war) die Instabilität unter Windows 8 abzugewöhnen?

     

    Irgendwie führt JEDER Versuch, eine Metro-Programm zu starten, zu einem Totalabsturz. Damit müsste man kategorisch vor dem Einsatz von Intel Atom im Zusammenhang mit Windows 8 warnen.

     

    Mircrosoft wies mich beim Upgrade jedoch nicht auf Inkompatibilitäten hin, der mitgelieferte Treiber kann leider keinen WideScreen-Monitor ansteuern und beherrscht scheinbar auch keine Hardwarebeschleunigung. Von daher würde ich mich über einen Treiber von Intel für Windows 8 freuen...

     

    Zusammengefasst:

    Sind GMA 3600 Treiber ohne Metro-Handicap in Sicht?

    Kann man (als Workaround) dem Microsoft-Treiber Breitbild (anstatt 4:3) beibringen?

     

    Mit freundlichem Gruß und vielen Dank für all die Mühe

     

    Murx

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