Intel’s integrated graphics are great for Linux users because of their open source drivers. But how does the performance compare to ATI and NVIDIA cards?

Intel’s integrated graphics solutions remain a viable option for those that care about the freedoms of open-source software and still would like to benefit from desktop eye candy through Beryl or Compiz and have X-Video playback capabilities.

The review compares the Intel Q965 to the ATI Radeon X800XL, with the open-source driver, and the NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT, with the proprietary driver. The benchmarks tested were Enemy Territory, Unreal Tournament 2004, and SPECViewPerf.

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