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OP 10/10/12 9:38:45 PM#41
Intel used to use their own GMA graphics in Atom. For example:
If they've stopped doing that, then that's probably a good thing. Do you know who writes the drivers for PowerVR graphics on Windows?
10/10/12 10:30:51 PM#42
It's not their "own" they have licensed the PowerVR series tech from Imagination ages ago...
Intel GMA 500, 600, and the new 36XX and some others are all PowerVR SGX54X of some sort.
The only ones that do not use the PowerVR are Pineview, and for no obvious reason since it was used prior to Pineview, and with other lines during its lifetime. I guess they had to dump some old silicon...
Again this is not a PowerVR "chip" since those do not really exist, Imagination is like ARM they are not making ASIC's(beyond reference designs and tech demonstrators). Intel Xscale processors are(well were, they've sold their part to Marvel) ARM based, but except for royalty fees there is no real connection to ARM either.
The drivers as always are written by Intel, the "PowerVR" ones specifically AFAIK in the Yakum IDC in Israel, since they handle most of the mobile and embedded platforms R&D these days.