Has anybody tried one of these?
If so, how did it work, I can't find any hits on this GPU on the whole site.
These are fit in what they call the fit-pc2, a very nice small PC with a nice configuration
Here is a comparison on the GPU chipsets
Chipset Intel US15W Intel 945GSE
Clockspeed 200 Mhz 250 Mhz
Max Memory Band (GB/s) 4.2GB/s 10.7GB/s
Max Shared Memory 256MB 8-224MB
Vertex Shader Model 4.1 2
Pixel Shade Model 4.1 2
Pixel Pipelines 2 4
Unified Shader Procs 4 N/A
Hardware Vertex Shaders Yes No
OpenGL 2 1.4
Dirext X 10.1 9.0c
MPEG-2 Acceleration VLD+iDCT+MC MC
VC-1 Acceleration VLD+iMDCT+MC+LF N/A
AVC Acceleration VLD+iMDCT+MC+LF N/A
Looks like it would be "alright" if the hardware decoding is active.
We've looked at the GMA500 and i'm afraid it does not look like a viable route right now....
Also see this very interesting analysis of the GMA500's Linux driver; http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/01/30/intel-gma-500-poulsbo-graphics-on-linux-a-precise-and-comprehensive-summary-as-to-why-youre-screwed/
A great pity as if there was a truly open driver for this GPU it would be a really very interesting option indeed.
All the best