Announcing free software graphics drivers for Intel i965 chipset

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Wed Aug 23 10:25:42 PDT 2006

On 8/23/06, Luca Dionisi <luca.dionisi at> wrote:
> On 8/9/06, Keith Packard <keithp at> wrote:
> > The Intel Open Source Technology Center graphics team is pleased to announce
> > the immediate availability of free software drivers for the Intel(r) 965
> > Express Chipset family graphics controller. These drivers include support
> > for 2D and 3D graphics features for the newest generation Intel graphics
> > architecture. The project Web site is
> >
> Good.
> Is it going to be of interest for a desktop user?
> I mean, I've got a motherboard with a Intel chipset, but not an
> integrated video.
> Will video cards appear, say pci-express, that could benefit from this
> driver? Soon?

For now this driver will only work on integrated intel video chips
(both desktop and mobile).  There are rumours that Intel may be
developing a discrete card, but at this point they are only rumours.


> Thanks.
> --Luca

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