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Default 12-15-2009, 12:53 PM

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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... =(
Who is the 'they' you keep talking about here... Intel, or someone else altogether?

It would be good if the performance under Windows 7 could be improved for existing Mini owners though.


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Default 12-15-2009, 09:05 PM

"They" would be Tungsten Graphics for the drivers and Imagination Technologies for the Hardware.


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Default 12-16-2009, 06:06 AM

Does Dell make (or will they make) a netbook with NVidia ION? Seems like Intel onboard graphics suck. You only ever see good performance from NVidia or ATI. Surprising, because Intel's CPU's are state of the art... why couldn't they use that talent to create good performing graphics chipsets?
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Default 12-16-2009, 09:34 AM

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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...

If I notice new products popping up on the dell internal site, I'll let you all know... though unless its already at RTM date, then there won't be any direct links to files, rather I'd accept requests via PM only until the RTM date was met.


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Default 12-16-2009, 03:26 PM

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Does Dell make (or will they make) a netbook with NVidia ION? Seems like Intel onboard graphics suck. You only ever see good performance from NVidia or ATI. Surprising, because Intel's CPU's are state of the art... why couldn't they use that talent to create good performing graphics chipsets?
ION is overkill, and consumes way more power than the GMA 500. Who wants to game with an Intel Atom CPU anyway? And it's not like the ION is particularly a powerful GPU anyway, even if it was paired with a Core 2 Duo.

Why anyone would want ION in their netbooks just boggles my mind. On the other hand, pending the release of better drivers, the GMA500 is a perfect match for netbooks - support for TWO streams of 1080p decoding, H264 acceleration and DirectX 10.1-capable, all in a 2.3W TDP chipset.
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Default 12-16-2009, 03:46 PM

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It would be good if the performance under Windows 7 could be improved for existing Mini owners though.
Sorry I have wrote it in a bad way... I mean: our gma500, integrated in our Menlow platform Mini 10, AND future platform Moorestown, based on a PowerVr core too.



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Default 12-16-2009, 07:56 PM

Well in Win 7 when moving windows around, it's choppy. Plus video playback is not exactly smooth.

I want NVIDIA ION in a small package to hook up to my TV and run BOXEE or Windows 7 Media Center on it. I'd like the ability to run smooth UI's. My full size laptop can do it, but that's too big. At least its more powerful than the cable companies user interface, and in a smaller package.
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Default 12-16-2009, 10:45 PM

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Well in Win 7 when moving windows around, it's choppy. Plus video playback is not exactly smooth.
Do you have a z520 with Aero enabled? In this case you must overclock it at +25%, like me. You will see an HUGE improvement. (The problem is that the GPU use system ram, that's SLOW, so pumping fsb of +25% will mean that the ram run form 533mhz to 666mhz, you'll see the difference in window experience index, graphic section)

Video MUST be smooth... If not there are some problems... What kind of videos do you have tried?



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Default 12-17-2009, 12:31 AM

How do you overclock it?

I tried Coraline which is a 720p MKV file (4.37 GB).

This was using VLC 1.0.3 and I played the file over my homegroup over wifi(it's on another pc). My Dell Latitude D820 plays 720p movies just fine over wifi.

The video driver was downloaded from Dell's site under Windows 7 category. It says Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500.
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Default 12-17-2009, 04:15 AM

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How do you overclock it?

I tried Coraline which is a 720p MKV file (4.37 GB).

This was using VLC 1.0.3 and I played the file over my homegroup over wifi(it's on another pc). My Dell Latitude D820 plays 720p movies just fine over wifi.

The video driver was downloaded from Dell's site under Windows 7 category. It says Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500.
Driver Date: 8/27/2009
Driver Version: 8.14.10.2011
VLC is all Atom. It has zero support for video acceleration, so tinkering with the GMA500 drivers is useless.
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