Thanks, I won't hesitate in recommending a GMA950 for my friends laptops
then. I just didn't want them to be stuck without aero on their one month
"Rex Geissinger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I am running the Intel D945GNTL Motherboard with the GMA950 Graphics, 2GB
>667 DDR2, and a P4 631 3.0 Ghz CPU on Vista X64 RC1
> at 1920X1200 resolution. With a performance rating (experience index) of
> 3.1 (The graphics rating in both categories was 3.1 while everything else
> was 5 or better)
> I was not able to get aero to show Transparency untill I upgraded to the
> Intel 18.104.22.1688 drivers dated 8/23/2006 It worked great after that.
> With 1 browser (3 Tabs open) 1 Excel document, 1 Publisher Doc, 2 Word
> doc's and media player with a music video flip 3D or alt-tab were
> instantaneous. No screen flicker or noise.
> You must have the full 256 Mb allocated to Video in BIOS which requires a
> minimum of 512Mb of Ram. I didnt test Aero with less than my 2Gb of system
> memory so I dont know how total memory will effect the use of Aero. I also
> was not able to test a dual monitor setup but I know you can use both the
> internal adapter and a PCI adapter for a dual setup as long as the PCI
> card drivers are capable of dual monitors.
> All in all, the GMA950 is pretty decent Chipset for an onboard video.
> Rex Geissinger
> "Ben Enfield" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I am helping a friend buy a computer and was wondering how well the GMA950
>>runs Aero glass. Specifically, I am wondering if anyone has run a
>>combination of displays with a total number of megapixels greater than 2.
>>This would include a single monitor with 1920x1200 resolution, or dual
>>monitor setups with 1024x768+1280x1024 and up.
>> This query about performance also goes out to those who run many
>> programs, as that tasks the graphics card. What is the performance of a
>> video running in media player and using Flip-3D?