1. I have bought ASUS P5B-VM based on G965 and one of the major headaches is X3000. What is bought is significantly less then what was sold! I wanted a motherboard with mid-end integrated video, with support of shaders 2.0 & 3.0, OpenGL 2.1 -- and it is exactly what you read in specs. What I get is kind of a low-end video for the case if you decided to attach monitor and launch some applications.
2. I started communication regarding this X3000 issue with ASUS support. And the answers were "it's all decided by hardware". There were no talks even about the drivers. It was me who started to convince them that software simply doesn't see support of shaders 2.0 & 3.0, OpenGL 2.1 and it is no good. Now they "evaluating the problem". I find this a bit ridiculous.
3. to sum up, it looks like Intel did not provide even their big customers like ASUS -- or maybe even ASUS is kind of OEM partner -- with adequate information about hardware and drivers. I could believe, that ASUS simply is not able to write these drivers on their own and is de facto a hostage of Intel's wiliness to provide healthy drivers for X3000 in time. I said "in time"? No. It is already toooo late. I would say that Intel did a bad job here and simply left ASUS vulnerable.
What do you think guys?
What would be a constructive proposal in such a situation?