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Thread: Intel Still Polishing Their 3.0 X.Org Graphics Driver

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    Default Intel Still Polishing Their 3.0 X.Org Graphics Driver

    Phoronix: Intel Still Polishing Their 3.0 X.Org Graphics Driver

    The xf86-video-intel 2.99.910 driver was released today as the latest X.Org 3.0 pre-release DDX...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU5OTc

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    Does this all new stuff apply to the GMA950?

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    I doubt it.


    Iron lake and higher it's what they care about... and to be honest I haven't seen much change in iron or sandy. Suprisingly enough they seem to work more on gen4 or gm45 then they do in iron or sandy.

    I suppose it's because a lot of thinkpads were shipped with gen4

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    SNA supports all but the first generation of intel graphics. So it indeed does apply to GMA950, unless the specific changes touch only gen4-8 files (there's common SNA code, then there's code specific to each generation).

    And the reason they've recently been paying more attention to gen4 than to gen5/6 is... gen4 was buggy, gen5/6 aren't. I own gen5, so I say that from first-hand experience. It's true that the mesa drivers for gen5/6 don't support everything the hardware does, but this article isn't about mesa.

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    2.99.910

    they have sucessfuly eliminated all font glitches from gen4 hardware.


    gen4 is rendering everything perfectly now...


    bad news is that they sacrificed some performance to achieve this.

    GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Thu Feb 20 17:56:11 2014

    GtkEntry - time: 0.03
    GtkComboBox - time: 1.35
    GtkComboBoxEntry - time: 1.09
    GtkSpinButton - time: 0.11
    GtkProgressBar - time: 0.10
    GtkToggleButton - time: 0.29
    GtkCheckButton - time: 0.09
    GtkRadioButton - time: 0.15
    GtkTextView - Add text - time: 0.46
    GtkTextView - Scroll - time: 0.16
    GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time: 1.06
    GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time: 1.21
    GtkDrawingArea - Text - time: 0.45
    GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time: 0.09
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    Total time: 6.64

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