This is looking good. The 2.6.40 kernel will probably land around the same time decent mATX z68 based boards are going mainstream. Intel seems to be getting the drivers straight. Just in time for a second HTPC build
Please Michael show more graphics hardware benchmarks as a reference, ati or nvidia (preferably both), this way would be easy to see how the performance of SB compares to different hardware / driver.
I managed to cobble together a comparison from OpenBenchmarking.org, showing Phoronix's latest AMD and Noveau benchmarks versus this intel one. The hardware aside from graphics looks to be the same. (And ugh, openbenchmarking.org is hard to use ):