For the three LuxMark benchmarks on the CPU, AMD's OpenCL software development kit was faster every time from the Ivy Bridge processor than Intel's own OpenCL SDK. 18% for the room scene, 23% for sala, and an incredible 48% for the luxball HDR demo were the differences that were in favor of AMD's OpenCL software over Intel. This is a bit ironic that AMD's OpenCL environment is actually faster on Intel hardware than Intel's own code.
More Linux-based OpenCL benchmarks from various CPUs are on the way, but so far, the AMD APP SDK is looking the most hopeful. For those wondering how these CPU-based OpenCL numbers compare to using the Open Computing Language on GPUs, there are the recent AMD Radeon GPU OpenCL Linux benchmarks.
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