Intel graphics suck so bad that you can't even right click the desktop without an hourglass, very very horrible.
What computer did you use this with? because on the same P4 830 that my parents bought a 4 years ago also had the intergrated graphics, and before i eventually upgraded from my Geforce 3 which was unplayable in cs source to a x700 pro i wanted to see how this computer would do,
so i was interested to see how onboard video was compared to my old asus geforce 3 64mb graphics card, well believe it or not but i was actually able to play cs:s at decent resolution(1024x768) and settings on medium, now i know cs:s isn't a graphic intensive game but its way more intensive that regular cs 1.6, so even though you say that their onboad sucks i think they've atleast come a ways and onboard video can do more than just spin the hourglass, and its not like too many people demand it to do more than just that anway
and it only had 512mb of ram