A new Intel driver for Atom netbooks with the US15 chipset (GMA 500 graphics?) has been released and has been tested out on many a Sony Vaio P with noticeable improvements in video viewing, Aero
performance (enables 3D acceleration) and web browsing. Works only under Vista and Windows 7, no XP. To install under Windows 7, use compatibility mode and select Vista as OS.
“More importantly – itunes video has gone from completely unwatchable to nearly perfect. Browsing the web feels snappier on some of the more gfx rich pages. iPlayer is still a little jumpy but almost watchable.”
Here are what users are saying….
“it is a vast improvement from the previous driver as far as general video performance, I can finally use Aero on Windows 7 without a noticeable performance hit.”
“This driver is quite an improvement. I just watched an HQ YouTube video in full screen and it was pretty much flawless”
“Installed it on Vista, much better. It fixed some icon list errors I had. Fullscreen video is now viewable. Webpage scrolling works a lot better.”
Wow, this sounds exciting. I’m going to try this on my Acer Aspire One 751 which has GMA500 graphics after I’ve finished benchmarking.
Source: Pocketables Forum.