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Default New EMGD GMA500 driver for Windows 7 (HDMI works!) - April 2012 - 08-12-2012, 08:41 PM


The forum seems pretty much deserted, but I hope this will be useful to someone.

I have build GMA500 driver based on the latest Intel EMGD (1.14, April 2012).

I did some testing and as far as I can see everything works with this driver:

- brightness / backlight adjustment
- HDMI output
- Hardware DXVA acceleration (works with Flash)
- hibernation / sleep
- OpenGL support
- no crashes

The performance seems to be good as well. This is probably the best driver to date to use with Windows 7.

The driver also works with Windows 8, although I encountered some problems (backlight control does not work, random BSODs on shutdown, DXVA is slow).

Link to the driver:

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Default 08-18-2012, 09:39 PM


I bought a Broadcom Crystal HD card and use my mini as HTPC. I use XBMC and PotPlayer with Overlay Mixer and the IEGD 10.4 driver.
It works fine with Potplayer, but I can't use XBMC's internal video player because it jerky.

I would like to use XBMC's video player, so I gave a try to your driver.
XBMC's menu is faster, but the video player almost the same, but in PotPlayer there is no picture with Overly Mixer and with EVR very sluggish.

I have a broken display in my mini, so I use in 1920x1080 over HDMI and Win7.

Could you test XBMC on your machine please?
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Default 08-19-2012, 12:20 AM

I tried the EMGD driver a while ago and found that some things worked very well but the HDMI was the big problem. The system would show a connection to the TV and would even show the proper model number of the TV but no video would be displayed. I am excited to try this one and thank you for posting it here.
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Default 08-21-2012, 01:49 AM

Well, you have done a great job with this driver. 720p video plays beautifully while the processor runs along at 25%. I'm using Media Player Classic Home Cinema and it is showing DXVA and it looks great. The HDMI works perfectly, which I was never able to get working with the EMGD or the IEGD drivers. Thankyou so much for making up this driver!
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Default 08-21-2012, 11:49 PM

I think I am going to give it a shot, is it easy to uninstall this driver if there are any problems?
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Cool 08-22-2012, 12:31 AM

if you go into 'device manager' and find 'display adapter', right click, go to 'properties' then there is an option for 'roll back driver' which should go back to what you have now, if you are still on XP, then you need to click on 'system' 1st then 'device manager' on windows 7 just go to 'control panel' and click on 'device manager'

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Default 08-22-2012, 05:16 PM

I have tried numerous drivers in the past. The EMGD and IEGD drivers were the only ones that drastically improved the video performance and allowed use of the hardware acceleration features of the US15 chipset. The problem was that no matter what I did, these drivers did not allow me to output to an external monitor (TV) through the HDMI port. This was particularly bad because one of the features that sets the Mini 1010 apart from many other netbooks is having the HDMI connector instead of the old VGA connector. The regular drivers that identify the chipset (in Device Manager) as 'GMA500' just do not do well with video. Media Player Classic would not run on my 1010 at all with these drivers, it would blue screen upon launch. The IEGD and EMGD drivers identify the chipset as 'US15 Embedded Media and Graphics Controller'. MPC runs beautifully with the EMGD driver and reports DXVA hardware acceleration, which is obvious by how beautifully it plays HD video. When running regular 640x480 video, the poor little processor would run at 80% or more, but now while running 720p video, it will run at around 25%...indicating that the US15 is doing hardware acceleration and taking a large portion of the load off of the Z530. To have this video quality and then also be able to run it out through the HDMI port is just fantastic! Kudos to ASZU. I spent many many hours trying to configure an EMGD driver but could never get one to see the HDMI port.

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Default 08-24-2012, 12:00 AM

Installed it and watched a movie last night, no problems. Thanks.
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Default no brightness - 09-02-2012, 09:39 AM


I 've been in XP forever and got bored with not being able to get new drivers so plumped for win7 (32bit).

I've tried these drivers but i can't get the brightness working (i've the 720p screen), anyone got any ideas?

also the windows experience mark did go down by 0.1 with these drivers? but does anyone else think they are quicker in the real world? (than latest offical intel ones


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Default 09-02-2012, 10:18 AM

@aszu i just fix inf file to install on asus 1101ha
Why are you using win7 kit profile? i saw that performace in SW are lower than xp kit

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