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Author Topic: INTEL Rolls Out a New Beta Driver for the G965 Series  (Read 1561 times)

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INTEL can be considered the best chipmaker of the moment but there is still one problem with INTEL products which has persisted throughout the latest 5 years. Now I don't really know why their VGA chips drivers turn 
out to be so crappy but this is an older issue which seems to have no solution.  In an effort to prove me (and
all G965 users) wrong, INTEL released a beta driver for the G965 chip which enables T&L under Windows. This update claims that it has full support for hardware Transform and Lightning effects under Windows Oses but that will only work in some games. So don't take your G965 mobos out of the closet just yet.

The update works with 9 games, and is not recommended for others because they will work exactly like they did with older versions. According to INTEL, the following gaming titles have been pretested with the beta driver: Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Call of Duty 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Vanguard: The Saga of Heroes, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Age of Empires 3, Final Fantasy XI Bench 3, Unreal Tournament 2004.

What matters most is that INTEL managed to roll out a driver exactly when they said it would be. And as it turns out it works too. Evidently you can always choose to wait for the G35 core logic and its integrated VGA adapter which is said to offer full support for P.S. 3.0 but INTEL's idea of rolling out first the product and then the driver could be true in this case. The boards are already out but the compatible driver won't show up until August.

And that's a pity since both AMD and Nvidia already have IGPs with pretty good VGA adapters onboard. Moreover they generally manage to release their drivers at the moment of the launch and that might give them the upper hand in this case.

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