I recently purchased a new laptop that has an Intel integrated graphics chip as part of its graphics arsenal, and found it was tearing slightly in Gnome 3/Cinnamon.
The solution, happily turns out to be very simple.
sudo nano /etc/environmentAppend the following the the end of the file
CLUTTER_PAINT=disable-clipped-redraws:disable-cullingctrl+x to quit and save
Log out or reboot. Done!