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  • Ubuntu 13.10 Can Outperform OS X 10.9 On Intel OpenGL

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.10 Can Outperform OS X 10.9 On Intel OpenGL

    With Apple's OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" having better OpenGL performance and in compliance with OpenGL 4.1 rather than being GL3-limited as with existing OS X releases, new benchmarks were carried out at Phoronix to see how well Apple's OpenGL driver stack on the current OS X 10.9 developer preview compared to Ubuntu Linux when testing the Intel graphics driver.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18930

  • #2
    Strange how OSX only gets a small lead, in one specific test.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
      Strange how OSX only gets a small lead, in one specific test.
      Do the exposed API levels affect the code paths on any of the tests?

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      • #4
        intel hd3000 wans't default on any mac :/..., the averidge way is to compare intel hd4000 on linux and mac.

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        • #5
          thanks for interesting benchmark, but there is only one game i do care - Warsow, which wasn't presented in this article :/

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          • #6
            Could you PLEASE test the HD4000/HD5000...
            The Sandy benchmarks aren't the best example. Especially since the 3000 series doesn't even support GL4+. And that chipset practically depreciated on OSX in terms of driver updates.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by adem4iq View Post
              thanks for interesting benchmark, but there is only one game i do care - Warsow, which wasn't presented in this article :/
              Warsow at max possible graphics isn't as heavy as Nexuiz or Xonotic is, those 2 games at max quality settings completely blows most Linux native OpenGL games out of the water.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Boland View Post
                Could you PLEASE test the HD4000/HD5000...
                The Sandy benchmarks aren't the best example. Especially since the 3000 series doesn't even support GL4+. And that chipset practically depreciated on OSX in terms of driver updates.
                I don't have any HD 4000 Apple system and my Haswell MacBook Air system still has Linux issues....
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
                  intel hd3000 wans't default on any mac :/..., the averidge way is to compare intel hd4000 on linux and mac.
                  It was certainly the default on the Mac tested in TFA...

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                  • #10
                    Phoronix this is a request for a in depth comparison between OS X 10.9 and Ubuntu 13.10 (or other distros) in general terms


                    meaning, h264 encoding, computing benchmarks

                    the works

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                      Phoronix this is a request for a in depth comparison between OS X 10.9 and Ubuntu 13.10 (or other distros) in general terms


                      meaning, h264 encoding, computing benchmarks

                      the works
                      As already said, this is coming in later articles...
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        It's nice to see such improvements, but... this tests are being done with pure X.org, while end users will use XMir, so this is misleading. If only Ubuntu would stick to X.org until they have a really functional Mir (or switch again to Wayland by that time, would be even better IMO).

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                        • #13
                          it's a non issue since, even with the intel oss driver, you can use pure x.org by deactivating xmir

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                            it's a non issue since, even with the intel oss driver, you can use pure x.org by deactivating xmir
                            No. A normal user will probably not know how. It's using X.org because:
                            A) You can read it at the beginning of the article.
                            B) The alpha still uses X.org by default and you have to add a PPA to test XMir.

                            Also, in 14.04 the X.org fallback will not be supported, so it will probably be unreliable.

                            EDIT: If you mean to me, yeah, is a non issue since I use Xubuntu, in any case. I'm not saying because it affects me, but because it affects a lot of other people, including some friends of mine.

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