The developers have been making some headway in the last few months
Intel X.Org Driver package 3.0 Pre-Release, an open source 2D graphics driver for the X Window System as implemented by X.org, has been released and is available for testing.Chris Wilson has released yet another version of xf86-video-intel drivers, bringing the package closer to a historic 3.0 version.
The updates for these drivers have been incremental and everything evolving in a slow pace, at least until recently. The developers are now ready for the 3.0 version, but there are still a few kinks to iron out.
“We have everything ranging from build fixes for systems like Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop that like to backport hardware enablement to ancient packages, to fixes for hardware enabling, and some more performance tuning,” reads the official announcement,
A complete list of changes and improvements can be found in the official announcement. Download Intel X.Org Driver 3.0 Pre-Release right now from Softpedia.
Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.