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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
12-14-2009, 05:18 PM
NEW DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN BETTER
I will just stick to my Mini 10...I love it the way it is
iPad 4 (64gb) w/Retina,Targus Versavu Case
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
12-14-2009, 08:06 PM
And you know this - how? All I can find is one Fudzilla article and a bunch of others referencing it. It may be true, but until the review sites get samples, we won't know.
The GMA500 is not particularly good either...
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Jun 2009
12-14-2009, 08:23 PM
Hence why currently, the Mini 10 (GMA500) can support HD video acceleration, but the Mini 10v (GMA950) cannot. The GMA 3150 is based off of the GMA 3100, an ancient DirectX 9 graphics solution that lacked hardware accelerated vertex shaders. I don't know how "modified" the GMA 3150 is, but if the transition from the GMA 3000 to the GMA 950 was any indication, the modifications should have a negative effect on performance, not a positive one (e.g. downclocking, etc.). Which supports the conclusion that the GMA 3150 would not be better than the GMA 3100, a card that already does not offer hardware acceleration in any way at all.
In contrast, though it most likely would perform worse than the GMA 3150 in benchmarks, the GMA 500 would be able to assist the Intel Atom CPU in a multitude of relevant, everyday tasks, such as rendering of webpages (in the future) or playing Blurays/Flash HD video (current). I know for a fact that playing 1080p Blurays or watching Youtube HD is absolutely impossible for the Atom+GMA950 - and this isn't gonna change with the new revision unless the GMA3150 can support H.264 decode.
Which it doesn't.
Join Date: Aug 2009
12-15-2009, 12:38 PM
A little correction... GMA500 is not natively dx10 compatible... Because it's powervr core is sgx535 and not sgx540. However it support perfectly in hardware dx9Ex (the latest dx9), and through "10on9" in Win7 is compatible with dx10.
I can bring you some BEAUTIFUL news!
1-Win7 driver development is in act, and they are working a lot, but they have started just this summer... They found tons of problem to fix in very build! Xp and Vista drivers are not developed anymore at this moment. (except iegd drivers)
2-They know of Flash 10.1 problem and they are working on fixing it in very little time. This is a BIG thing. =o) Buy gma500/moorestown(its next version) and not pinetrail netbooks!
3-They know about direct2d hw acceleration and the latest driver now support it. However it doesn't work firefox experimental d2d build yet... =(
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