Intel's Updated Graphics Drivers for Ivy Bridge, Haswell Stomps Out Bugs in Windows 7 and 8

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devin3627

i've had problems with ati drivers and intel video drivers, never nvidia. nvidia released with windows vista HOW important their drivers updates were!! nvidia are the only people who truely know the consequence of driver issues, except they ignore linux.

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devin3627

i appreciate hp too for their future windows support for their printer products.

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CaptainFabulous

A link to the drivers would be nice.

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NakedNinja42

Submitted a bug report today that these drivers cause a BSOD ACPI_BIOS_ERROR using Windows 8 with the i7 4900MQ w/ HD 4600. The only time I get the BSOD is with these drivers. I had to roll back to previous to get rid of the BSOD...

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andrewc513

Someone needs to get on the ball with Windows 8.1 drivers for the Atom Z2760. I tried to pop a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on my Ideatab Lynx, and the basic display driver is just awfully slow and jittery. Not unusable, but a massive eyesore. If you try to manually install the Windows 8 drivers, you wind up with endless screen flickering. Had to wipe it and put it back on Windows 8 for now.

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vrmlbasic

There's no shame in using an integrated GPU if your integrated GPU doesn't suck. Thus, there is shame in using an Intel GPU.

Saddling thousands (if not more) otherwise decent laptops with underpowered GPUs is to the computing world what the pouring of alcohol on developing humans was to Brave New World. Thanks (sarcastic) for creating a "permanent underclass" for computers, Intel.

Playing the games mentioned in the article on Intel iGPUs is like running a marathon if your feet were mutilated by Chinese foot binding.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

And don't forget that you can pay $2000 for integrated graphics. You know, because it's thinner. Everyone wants less for more.

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PCLinuxguy

On the upside, atleast they're better than what used to come bundled to motherboards. Though I definitely agree with you. I suppose that if you're building a web browsing machine Intel's IGP will be ok, but hoenstly, putting IGP into an i5 or greater CPU seems silly on the desktop chip. It makes sense on the sub $600 laptops too. Though I prefer having more GPU muscle on both sides of that fence. I've been fairly impressed with the IGP in AMD's APUs. My friend games on a Richland powered laptop and it's not too bad. Granted it's not a GTX 660M or greater but it sure as heck beats the Intel HD4000+ IGP

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gamingwithnetbooks

Great. Now let's get some new drivers for Cedar Trail, eh?