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XP video properties on iMM

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: XP video properties on iMM Reply with quote

Right clicked my XP desktop and new choices appeared, one of them being intel graphics properties. It looks like under windows the GMA 950's full processing power is unleashed!

Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report





Report Date: 04/06/2006

Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 19:15:00

Driver Version: 6.14.10.4512

Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)

Default Language: English

DirectX* Version: 9.0

Physical Memory: 2016 MB

Minimum Graphics Memory: 16 MB

Maximum Graphics Memory: 224 MB

Graphics Memory in Use: 9 MB

Processor: x86 family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8

Processor Speed: 2166 MHZ

Vendor ID: 8086

Device ID: 27A2

Device Revision: 03

i havent loaded anything to check this out yet, too busy with setting up firewalls and virus scanners to protect this OS. But will load a few games later to check how much of this processer gets used.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. So if you go to Windows on your Mini, there is no doubt if you are doing graphical intensive tasks, you should have 1GB at least with 2GB preferable.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This also indicates, as many expected, the gma950 is NOT crippled via hardware in the MM, but it's Apple/Intels pisspoor graphics driver for OS X that caps its use off at 64MB.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuji257 wrote:
This also indicates, as many expected, the gma950 is NOT crippled via hardware in the MM, but it's Apple/Intels pisspoor graphics driver for OS X that caps its use off at 64MB.


This is very disappointing to me since the hardware is in place and up to the task. Other than Apple releasing a new driver, will there ever be a way to lift that cap?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Im not very much mistaken on windows machines using this chipset you can manually choose whether you want to use 64meg, 128meg or 256 as the dedicated GPU memory.
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