I recently purchased an Asus Motherboard with G965 Chipset and GMA x3000integrated graphics card. It was not a fast decision, I googled for what I thought would be the best integrated graphics card available, people talked about DX10 support, Vista, etc, and right now its no vista, no dx9 support, and no compatibility with almost every game worth playing.
Right now I feel likeI have been fooled into believing that with this graphics card I would at least be able to play DX9 games, I wasnt asking for much, but right now there's no support for anything, every game runs slow, but what annoys me the most is not the speed, is the lack of compatibility and the poor driver support. Where are all those features? g965 has been out for months and there is not even an ETA on the drivers, and the only I could find had an estimate that by now we would be getting 14.27 version drivers and even 14.26 hasnt been released yet. Why no beta drivers? The general consumer is also a good beta tester, and both ends could profit from such a relation. Im feeling really bad about this whole situation and am starting to think that maybe I should have gone with the NVIDIA solution for integrated graphics; NVIDIA does not let their costumers without drivers for months and months and with no answers.
And as the Software Network goes, is this some kind of Roswell? Is there a reason for no replies to users? Are the drivers a government secret that no word is spoken about their existence? Users need to know where are the drivers, what is being done, when its being done, when its going to be released, if its going to be released. Intel interaction in this forum or the lack of only makes it hard for users to wait for new drivers and wait for answers. If Intel/support/network wants to improve, improve first on interaction with users and consumers.I feel that as we purchase your products thats a given right, to obtain support and expect answers from the vendor.
Thanks in any way for reading. As for me I will have to continue waiting for drivers that actually work as they are supposed to, money does not grow in trees and I will only be able topurchase another graphics card in months (that was the main reason why I chose this Gfx chipset).