What Intel still has at this point is faster support for the very latest chipsets.
It remains to be seen how effective the power management will be. Some users still complain of overheating even when underclocking using "low" profile. Hopefully, the other power management features rectify that.Since the release of UVD and DPM support for the radeon driver, there is nothing that the Intel driver does better
The 325.08 Beta driver looks like it fixes some of the problems I been having with my GeForce8 8400M GS, but now do not need fancy graphics since I just use Intel graphics. I also switched back to desktops.
Wow. Not one single comment on this entire thread about the new drivers. Nothing about differences in performance, functionality, anything like that. Just silly posturing from people wanting to post a picture of Torvald's famous bird flipping picture. Lovely.
Drops support for old 2.4 kernels, yet still doesn't support anything beyond 3.8(?) without having to apply a patch first?
on a different note:
I wonder how the performance is vs. 319.17/23 and/or what benefits this new beta may have, aside from mentioned bits? I am still getting non-fatal errors when using -rt patched kernel, in dmesg occasionally. I'd love to see the day when nvidia puts some (more) effort into improving their driver for RT kernels, ensuring the best performance, at lower latencies, and such. ~ but overall that isn't really a complaint, nvidia tends to serve me quite well, and has for a very long time.
anyway, i suppose i should checkout / update to this driver in the next day or so.