Ivy Bridge Doesn't Change Much With Modern Kernels
Phoronix: Ivy Bridge Doesn't Change Much With Modern Kernels
For those wondering whether Intel "Ivy Bridge" hardware is still being made faster with each succeeding Linux kernel release, here are benchmarks from an Intel Ultrabook looking at the Ivy Bridge performance on recent kernel releases going up to the yet-to-be-out Linux 3.9 kernel...
So enlighten us what kernel specific optimizations Intel should make for IVB gen hardware that aren't there, or aren't worked on right now???
GPU driver performance is complex problem, and bottlenecks can be located in many places.
I don't think it is a matter of bottlenecks. Intel's windows driver doesnt render everything. Just look at screenshot comparisons. The image quality for Intel screenshots is horrible compared to AMD or nvidia. Intels windows driver is simply doing less work.