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Basic info about the Intel Broadwater core

Every Intel graphics card is built on a core, in this case Broadwater. To know at least a bit of context, we offer you some technical information about this core. His abilities will certainly tell the year of release (2006) and the production process (90 nm). Here, of course, the latest kernel has the current release year and is manufactured with as little manufacturing process as possible. For gamers, it is still very important to support the highest version of DirectX and OpenGl.
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Basic info about the Intel Broadwater core

    The Intel Broadwater core, known as BWG for short, was introduced in 2006 as the 4 generation. Offers advanced 90 nm manufacturing process, DirectX 9.0c and OpenGl 2.0 support.


    Intel's Broadwater GPU uses the Generation 4.0 architecture and is made using a 90 nm production process at Intel. Broadwater supports DirectX 9.0c. It features 8 pixel shaders and 1 vertex shaders, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). The 946GZ, Q963 and Q965 chipsets use the GMA 3000 graphics core.



    Below you will find links to the appropriate drivers for the Broadwater core.


Intel Graphics card name PCI ID device Core Download drivers
Intel 946GZ Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2972 Broadwater
Intel 946GZ Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2973 Broadwater
Intel G965 Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2982 Broadwater
Intel G965 Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2983 Broadwater
Intel G965 Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29A2 Broadwater
Intel G965 Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29A3 Broadwater
Intel Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2992 Broadwater
Intel Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2993 Broadwater

Latest Windows 10 64bit drivers

Version Date DNL
27.20.100.8873 BETA 2020-10-05 67×
27.20.100.8783 2020-09-29 1488×
27.20.100.8778 BETA 2020-09-22 310×
27.20.100.8681 2020-09-14 499×
27.20.100.8691 BETA 2020-09-08 225×

Latest Intel PDF datasheets

PDF Datasheet Date DNL
27.20.100.8673 2020-08-24
15.45.32.5145 2020-08-18
27.20.100.8587 2020-08-18
15.33.51.5146 2020-08-17
15.40.46.5144 2020-08-17

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