IEGD 10.4 and EMGD 1.8.0 for GMA500

Hibernation and VGA output solved


Intel IEGD 10.4 and EMGD 1.8.0 graphic drivers generated for the Asus EeePC 1201HAB notebook (Intel US15W chipset). It probably works with any GMA500 graphic procesor (not tested yet).

As you probably know, this driver is actually more powerful than the standard Intel GMA500 driver.

 


This driver fix the following problems of previous versions:

  • It solves the blank screen when resuming from hibernate or standby.
  • It allows you to connect a external VGA monitor through the typical 15-pin monitor port.

 

Driver download links

IEGD 10.4 Windows

EMGD 1.8 Windows

 

Which one is better?

The result with the benchmark software PerformanceTest 7.0 are pretty similar. IEGD wins with the 2D graphics, and EMGD wins with the 3D. I'm using the EMGD drivers. Compare by yourserlf!
 

Netbook mode

Power Saving

High Performance

Super Performance

 Test \ Driver

IEGD10.4

EMGD1.8

IEGD10.4

EMGD1.8

IEGD10.4

EMGD1.8

2D Graphics Mark

128.1

129.1

178.0

177.7

188.6

186.8

3D Graphics Mark

20.5

20.6

29.8

30.2

31.5

32.1

PassMark Rating

88.7

89.3

128.1

129.3

135.3

137.3

 


Know problem

When returning from sleep or suspend, the brightness control works in the opposite direction. When returning from hibernate, it works perfectly.

 

For developers

Made with the IEGD 10.4 and the EMGD 1.8.0 Configuration Editor. The key to generate it by yourself is to enable the VGA bypass.

 

Comments?

If you have any, please, write them in my blog: http://estiloasertivo.blogspot.com/2011/08/iegd-104-and-emgd-180-for-gma500.html