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  • Ubuntu Now Often Leads Windows 7 On Intel SNB Graphics Performance

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Now Often Leads Windows 7 On Intel SNB Graphics Performance

    Most of our recent Windows vs. Linux performance comparisons have been done using Windows 8 (e.g. AMD Kaveri: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu Linux, SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1, NVIDIA GTX TITAN: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 13.10, etc). However, for changing things up a bit and looking also at the state of mature graphics drivers, being benchmarked today is the Ubuntu 14.04 Linux performance with the latest open-source Intel HD Graphics driver code compared to Windows 7 Pro x64 with its latest Intel graphics driver when using HD Graphics 3000 "Sandy Bridge" hardware.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19782

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    How about on Ivy Bridge and Haswell?

    How about on Windows 8.1?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      How about on Ivy Bridge and Haswell?

      How about on Windows 8.1?
      Read the last part of the article.


      I know that it's difficult to benchmark source engine games but how about just take the Linux 3.13 + Mesa 10 platform (since it performs the best) and let it run HL2: Lost Coast Benchmark once and do the same on Windows? The Standard Deviation seems to be small most of the time anyway. Or maybe run both tests twice. That shouldn't take long and would still give people some interesting information.

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      • #4
        Nice to see. Especially that when current Linux is under the development version is usually
        on pair or higher than Windows. Great work done here.

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        • #5
          Linux Now Often Leads Windows 7 On Intel SNB Graphics Performance

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Yorgos View Post
            The current title is appropriate. Because who knows, perhaps Gentoo leads not often, but always (we just don't have the benchmarks to say either way).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
              The current title is appropriate. Because who knows, perhaps Gentoo leads not often, but always (we just don't have the benchmarks to say either way).
              My Gentoo, Sabayon and Ubuntu graphics performance is about the same.

              EDIT: tested just with Xonotic tough

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              • #8
                So Ubuntu is now competitive with a ten-year old OS?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by johnc View Post
                  So Ubuntu is now competitive with a ten-year old OS?
                  Nope, it's competitive with a 5 year old OS on 3 year old hardware.

                  Just for curiosity's sake, where did you get the idea that Windows 7 is 10 years old?

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                  • #10
                    ...not to mention that W7 and not W8.x , is the favorite Window$ by Window$ gamers.

                    So, yeah, this is great news !

                    The time we won't need any more Catalyst in GNU/Linux, even for gaming, is very close.
                    At this rate , i hope for total performance equality RadeonXXXX vs Catalyst and RadeonXXXX vs W7/8.x , if not BETTER performance, in one year at most (in special with all progresses in last year, i believe it's credible to hope for it).

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                    • #11
                      Yayks, linux leads on one 1000 years old game that no one knows and no one plays, good job.

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                      • #12
                        What about Unigine Tropics?? Is it a ultra obsolete benchmark??
                        I doubt that Windows would win with other games.

                        This is great news!!! Congratulations to Intel developers.
                        It shows the power of FOSS. It is really better than closed software.

                        Look at how many developers Intel spends optimizing the Windows drivers.
                        Compare with the efforts for Linux drivers.
                        With a team far (far... far...) smaller, they achieve a (way) better result.

                        The people sees Windows as the state-of-the-art in optimized drivers, but this benchmark shows that the Windows platform suffers serious performance problems.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rgfernandes View Post
                          The people sees Windows as the state-of-the-art in optimized drivers, but this benchmark shows that the Windows platform suffers serious performance problems.
                          Let's not get carried away here.

                          Show me a modern game on a modern Direct3D version on Windows pitted against the same game in OpenGL on Linux and then we can draw accurate conclusions about which performs better.

                          Heck... just show me a modern game on Linux that isn't a complete broken mess. That would be a good start.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by johnc View Post
                            Heck... just show me a modern game on Linux that isn't a complete broken mess. That would be a good start.
                            Metro: Last Light?? Dota 2??
                            You ask for one. I gave 2 without think too much.
                            After the Steam be committed to Linux, triple A games start to come to Linux.
                            And I didn't talk about great FOSS games in Linux. Xonotic is one of them. Urban Terror. Tremulous. And the list goes on...

                            Originally posted by johnc View Post
                            Let's not get carried away here.

                            Show me a modern game on a modern Direct3D version on Windows pitted against the same game in OpenGL on Linux and then we can draw accurate conclusions about which performs better.
                            Well, maybe this type of comparative will appear now.
                            And you have to take it with some caution.

                            Direct3D is a high specific and optimized (for that specific) API for one platform only (xbox is MS too).
                            OpenGL is a generic API to be crossplatform with all problems it has.

                            But I agree with you. I want to look this type of comparative.

                            One more thing to think about.
                            The games, as Windows is yet the PC platform to gamers, are exaustively optimized for ... Windows.
                            They make a second citizen version for Linux.
                            Will be great to see this second citizen being faster.

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                            • #15
                              *Sight*

                              You need TWO D**** YEARS to produce native Linux game.

                              Ofc. there wont be many AAA titles on linux (that work equally well on different platforms) for 2-3y AFTER Steam for Linux debuted.

                              Its just impossible, like in breaking-laws-of-phisics-impossible.


                              And be damned some more for not couting CKII ammong AAA titles :P

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