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Intel i965GM

The i965GM was a mobile integrated graphics solution by Intel, launched in May 2007. Built on the 90 nm process, and based on the GMA X3100 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0c. It features 8 pixel shaders and 1 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units and 1 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 500 MHz.
Its power draw is rated at 13 W maximum. i965GM is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: GMA X3100
Process Size: 90 nm
Transistors: unknown
Die Size: unknown

Graphics Card

Released: May 9th, 2007
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 500 MHz
Memory Clock: System Shared

Memory

Memory Size: System Shared
Memory Type: System Shared
Memory Bus: System Shared
Bandwidth: System Dependent

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 8
Vertex Shaders: 1
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 1
Pixel Rate: 500 MPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 125.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate: 4.00 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: IGP
TDP: 13 W

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0c
OpenGL: 2.0
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 3.0

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Card Notes

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM (with 500 MHz core speed) and 960GM (400 MHz) chipset (for Merom = Core 2 architecture). It is the successor of GMA 950. Most interesting is the integration of a fully programmable pipeline. Due to the integration of DirectX9 and DirectX 10 features (with drivers later than 15.9.0.1472), HDR and Hardware Transform & Lighning (T&L) - predecessor only had Software T&L - should be ready for Windows Vista Premium (support Aero Glass fully). Respective the data, the peformance should be clearly better than GMA 950.

The 13.5 Watt current consumption is relatively low, because it includes all chipset functions (therefore, this value is not compareable to dedicated graphics cards).