Originally Posted by nickdalzell
i must disagree with Intel chipsets, especially Intel video chipsets(i.e., Intel 810). these are still flaky in Linux and such for gaming. most of the time you're stuck in VESA (no acceleration) and low resolution compatibility mode. performance with them is horrid. i get my best performance out of AMD CPU and ATI Radeon cards
I only really meant that they work out of the box.
However, (although obviously I know the ironlake GMA that I use is part of the packaged as a core in its own right, packaged onto the substrate of the first generation core ix CPUs) mine works flawlessly.
My department at work tests compatibility with all Intel graphics and network interfaces (admittedly on fedora) and we class them all as working. Our business is supported by Linux build environments though, so the quality of graphics is not important. Never had an issue with being stuck in VESA though.
We test Fedora 8 to 17 (currently) on all new laptops purchased. We have tested hardware compatibility going back 10 years or more