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Intel claims new drivers will speed up games

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50-100 percent

 

Intel is claiming that the new drivers for its integrated graphics chips should speed up games between 50 and 100 percent.Intel Global Communications Manager Nick Knupffer, writing in his blogsays that the new version 14.31 Graphics Media Accelerator drivers for Windows XP add hardware pixel and vertex shading to the chips – shadingthat the G965s had to do in software before.

He said that the new drivers take advantage of the chip’s eight graphics pipelines which run at 667 Mhz. A video in his blog shows Battlefield 2 and Farcry gameplay with the newdrivers and it appears to go faster.

Mike Abel, an engineer at Intel’s Folsom labs, said that Far Cry frame rates were about one and a half to two times faster versus theolder software shading drivers.

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Last modified on 21 August 2007
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