Phoronix: Linux 2.6.30-rc2 Improves Intel Performance Some
Since earlier today when looking at whether greedy migration heuristics help in improving Intel's 2D driver performance and how it compares to using UXA acceleration, we have run a couple more benchmarks. This time Canonical's Bryce Harrington was interested whether a new kernel improves Intel's performance. Found in the Linux 2.6.30-rc2 kernel release yesterday were a few Intel i915 DRM updates that could affect the system's graphics performance...
Well, even with latest drivers, those lame onboard graphics still cannot run 10 years old games at mediocre 800x600 resolution.
I disagree with you. Chipsets >=945 are perfectly capable of running 10 year old games at 800x600. It's 5 year old games that cannot run at 1024x768 that have the issue. I agree with your sentiment that they are underpowered when compared to discrete solutions and the competitions' IGPs.