Thursday, February 27, 2014

SecondLife : Intel Graphic Chip-sets : A New Hope ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Well this should be good news for a lot of people, especially laptop users of Intel based product's. For a number of years now Intel the semi-conductor giant has been using their own integrated graphics chip sets, to much dismay for hapless Second-Lifers that happen to own said machine(s).

    It took em long enough, but the engineering team at Intel has finally bit the bullet, and introduced some new Graphic Drivers for their hardware, if what I have been reading is true you can expect a huge and I mean really huge improvement in performance.

    There is a gotcha though, this only works for select Celeron and Pentium's with the Haswell and Ivy Bridge architecture. If you are unsure, or just plain unaware of hardware issues all-together, you can use the Handy Dandy Intel Driver Update Utility for Graphic's located here.

    This should make a lot of people very happy indeed.

JayR Cela :_)

**Amended** Source info from Toms Hardware : The Authority on Tech **,26133.html


Eddi Haskell said...

JayR, can you clarify? If my device already has an NVDIA or ATI card handling the graphics, then this upgrade will not apply, right? It is only for people using an Intel based device with intel graphics. This actually is not recommended for Second Life, Linden Lab recommends a stand alone graphics card for minimum performance. Or am I wrong here? I actually used to use an Acer laptop 5 years ago for Second Life that only had integrated Intel graphics and it had problems running on medium graphics in preferences. Thanks!

JayR Cela said...

Hey there Eddie,

Nice to hear from ya again, it's only for relatively new Intel Based Laptop & Desktop's here is a link to my source of information.,26133.html

C ya later

JayR :_)