I don't want to go hunt for the right driver. I tried the one that came with the Motherboard, i tried the latest one (at the time), i even tried a version someone on some forum suggested related to the BSOD issue.
*All* of them crashed when Windows is installed as UEFI.
At some point, i just caved and re-installed it in BIOS mode, even though i didn't want to. Thats not my idea of a perfect driver.
With NVIDIA, i update when a new one comes out, and i don't remember the last time i had to rollback. Apparently with ATI that happens quite frequently judging from this forum (not much of personal experience over the last 2 years), and with Intel it seems to be somewhat luck, although it apparently has gotten better lately.
True, but with NVIDIAs custom resolutions, you can get pretty close. With ATI, you better hope its good, or you will never get closer. With Intel, the hardware issue in SNB prevents you from ever getting really close.
Intel offers similar fine-grained control as NVIDIA, so if their hardware issue can be remedied in the next generation of the PCH, it'll be no issue anymore.
Like i said, if you use WMCs default renderer, it uses the GPUs default scaling algorithm, which is fast enough. Didn't i mention that about the default upscaler, and wanting to control that? Oh right, i did!
If you use a more advanced renderer which offers a custom upscaling algorithm implemented in pixel shaders, the Intel IGP will work with 24p and 25p content, but 50p/60p is no longer fast enough.
Don't get me wrong. I do think that the Intel CPUs will make good HTPC systems, for some people they even might already. But some of the bugs in the current generation (be it hardware or software), and a still somewhat limited performance just don't make the "perfect" HTPC yet. IVB will be closer, and if it doesn't reach the performance level required for some advanced tasks yet, Haswell will.