ExtremeTech took a look at the Intel D965WH mainboard this week, this unit is based on the company's G965 chipset. In their review they also took a closer look at the graphics performance of the integrated GMA X3000 core.
As we saw with AMD's recent 690G chipset, it is possible for an integrated core to run Vista Aero respectably. And AMD's new solution is compatible with all the games we've thrown at it, though we can also say that overall performance is fairly limited. Can Intel muster enough performance and quality to compete with AMD's latest push into the entry-level platform race? We tested the new chipset on an Intel G965WH motherboard to find out.
Overall the product doesn't seem so bad. They give it a 7/10 and praise it for the clean layout, lots of slots, reliability and the Windows Vista support. Unfortunately the graphics core has some issues and the board is also more expensive than AMD's solutions.