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    Phoronix: Intel Continues Work On Ivy Bridge Linux Graphics Support

    Intel's current-generation "Sandy Bridge" processors continue to sell incredibly well and perform phenomenally relative to AMD's current offerings and Intel's previous-generation hardware. Under Linux, the Sandy Bridge support is now excellent if pulling in the latest components (namely the Linux kernel, xf86-video-intel, and Mesa) and only continues to be improved over time with advancements like their new driver acceleration architecture. By year's end, Intel is expected to launch their "Ivy Bridge" processors as the successor to Sandy Bridge. Intel is already preparing the Ivy Bridge Linux support code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTU4Ng

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    Ubuntu

    On my 64-bit Ubuntu (11.04), i3 sandy bridge, fullscreen YouTube video (flash) goes at around 1 fps. Non-fullscreen works without problems. Go figure...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mirza View Post
      On my 64-bit Ubuntu (11.04), i3 sandy bridge, fullscreen YouTube video (flash) goes at around 1 fps. Non-fullscreen works without problems. Go figure...
      Try Flash 11 Alpha 2 and it'll fly.

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        but depending upon whether Canonical plans to pull in DRM changes from the 3.1 kernel to their 3.0 Oneiric kernel, we could see poor "out of the box" support for the Intel Ivy Bridge hardware at launch.
        Not everyone is stupid enough to use Ubuntu.

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        • #5
          yeah

          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          Try Flash 11 Alpha 2 and it'll fly.
          Indeed... works.

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          • #6
            I don't find a download for flash 11.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by towo2099 View Post
              I don't find a download for flash 11.
              http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...incubator.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PreferLinux View Post
                Not everyone is stupid enough to use Ubuntu.
                How kind of you.

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                • #9
                  No offense meant to anyone. I just think there are better options.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PreferLinux View Post
                    No offense meant to anyone. I just think there are better options.
                    I think that you would do well to leave the flame. I can't stand Gnome-shell and love Unity. You see me signing on and calling everyone a moron for using Gnome-shell?

                    If you honestly thought that you wouldn't be offensive to users of one of the most popular distributions then you have a journey to maturity.

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                    • #11
                      That's only 32bit.

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                      • #12
                        I didn't intend to flame anyone, I just didn't think how it would sound.

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                        • #13
                          xine VAAPI support :

                          http://crystalhd.svn.sourceforge.net...lib-1.2-vaapi/

                          Phoronix doesn't tell you that there is VAAPI support in work for xine-lib.

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                          • #14
                            Under Linux, the Sandy Bridge support is now excellent if pulling in the latest components (namely the Linux kernel, xf86-video-intel, and Mesa) and only continues to be improved over time..
                            Excellent? Curious if anybody at Phoronix is using it on a daily basis or is it just the occasional check and benchmarking?

                            Over the last two months using those "latest components" with fresh installs of Ubuntu 11.04 still results in the occasional random desktop hangs, eventual restarts, and random rendering issues. Some days are worse than others but it is with just basic usage.

                            If it were stable and all we are looking at is improvements in performance then maybe "Excellent" could be used but we are hardly at that point yet.

                            It's good to see that Ivy possibly won't have such a long journey to stability when it comes out.
                            We can hope anyway.

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                            • #15
                              Using it on a daily basis on a Gentoo amd64 I do agree with phoronix: sandy bridge linux support is excellent now.
                              ## VGA ##
                              AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                              Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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