Visit our network of sites: Hard core gamers will still want to steer clear of the MacBook line, but if you play games only occasionally or you tend to play games that are only moderately graphics-processor-intensive, you’ll definitely benefit from the MacBooks’ new graphics chip. It has pixel and vertex shaders which only support Shader Model 2. In addition, hardware video acceleration such as hardware-based iDCT computation, ProcAmp video stream independent color correction , and VC-1 decoding are not implemented in hardware. Intel Pentium Dual Core T, 17″, 3.

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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.

Intel GMA X3100

Radeon R2 Stoney Ridge. Intel Core 2 Duo L, Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile V Quake 3 Arena – Timedemo Intel has released production version drivers for bit and bit Windows Vista that enable the Aero graphics. HD Graphics Braswell. View answer in context.

Intel GMA X3100 Graphics Performance Review

Hi, we are now going into the era of win 10 — could you update your review to fit win 7, 8 and 10 so that users with this IGP can know if their laptop will run these OS? Add to that its a bigger bonus for watching DVD etc and the ability to link up to a bigger monitor than you could with a MB.


The GMA X3x00’s unified shader design allows for more complete hardware functionality, but the line still has issues with some games and has significantly limited performance. Not only is the new MacBook with the GMA X a bummer for high rez gamers, it’s going to disappoint pro users when running serious graphics intensive apps.

Samsung Q45 Aura T Duke: The drivers were mainly developed by Intel and Tungsten Graphics under contract since the chipsets’ documentation were not publicly available for a long time.

GeForce GT Desktop. Of the GMA equipped chipsets, only the Q retains dual independent display support. All detail sliders were maxed out and the frame rate remained graphicz playable for an integrated part. In Novemberthe Linux Foundation released the details of a new, rewritten Linux driver that would support this chipset and Intel’s other upcoming chipsets.

Radeon R4 Stoney Ridge. The bug did not occur when Windows 7 was initially released to the public and is commonly observed after running Windows Update. If you have the cash then go for it!

It supports DirectX version 9. The GMA performed these tasks better even.


Gmz does not occur when running windows on the same machine. Unreal Tournament frame rates jumped from The forums here are quick to point out that the X offers much better performance in XP. Iris Pro Graphics In synthetic benchmarks, ArsTechnica noted: Simply put, image quality on the X is, much like the framerates often graphucs, erratic.

However they all either have graphic errors or un-launchable after installing. HD Graphics Bay Trail. It has pixel and vertex shaders which only support Shader Model 2. Even if they are a few years old, a dedicated GPU is simply more efficient for games.

Intel GMA X Graphics Card – Apple Community

It shares fast MHz memory with the Intel Core processor, for an incredible value proposition. Most interesting is the integration of a fully programmable pipeline.

Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. Gaming scores improved with the new models, reflecting their updated graphics chips.