1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Intel 2D GLAMOR vs. UXA vs. SNA On Ubuntu 14.04

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 March 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 4 - 19 Comments

With GLAMOR generating a lot of interest lately due to AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver depending upon it and Intel driving lots of improvements into it now that it's been merged into the X.Org Server, here's some new benchmarks of Intel Haswell HD Graphics 2D performance of the latest Intel xf86-video-intel 3.0 pre-release on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS comparing the GLAMOR, UXA, and SNA acceleration architectures.

The Intel 2D benchmarking today is of the experience you will find on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the X.org Server 1.15.0 and xf86-video-intel 2.99.910 with the Linux 3.13 kernel and Mesa 10.1-rc3. This testing isn't of the latest development code of the experimental X.Org Server 1.16 code but that will come later. For the i7-4770K with HD Graphics 4600, SNA, UXA, and GLAMOR were compared on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 7 by changing the AccelMethod option within the xorg.conf.

Sadly, the packaged Intel X.Org driver doesn't enable optional GLAMOR support at build time. As a result, we had to rebuild the xf86-video-intel 2.99.910 driver with the --enable-glamor flag after installing libglamor-dev. GLAMOR 0.6 is found in Ubuntu 14.04. For some months has been a Launchpad bug about enabling support for GLAMOR in the xserver-xorg-video-intel Ubuntu package (and keeping to the SNA default), where it was said the packaging change might happen for Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr", but it hasn't happened (Ubuntu stable users not wanting to build the Intel DDX manually can find a supported Intel DDX driver via the Oibaf PPA). For what it's worth, in that bug report, Intel's Chris Wilson wrote, "From a stability point-of-view, I will never recommend glamor."

Latest Linux News
  1. Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 Milestone 5 Brings Near Final "Belev" Experience
  2. For AMD Users, Linux 4.2 Will Bring The New AMDGPU Driver & VCE1 For Radeon
  3. Atomic Mode-Setting Still Baking For Samsung's Exynos DRM Driver
  4. Ubuntu Phone Update This Month Brings Many Improvements
  5. Fedora's "Fedup" To Be Replaced In Fedora 23
  6. Android M Should Bring Greater Performance & Efficiency
  7. AMD Teases Upcoming Radeon "Fiji" GPU Launch
  8. Dell Makes An Ubuntu Installation Guide, Suggests Users Try It Out
  9. Running Linux On The Intel Compute Stick
  10. AMD Launches The A10-7870K "Godavari" APU
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Opening The Gates To Our Daily Open-Source Linux Benchmark Results
  2. The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management + Benchmark Monitoring
  3. Noctua NH-U12DX i4 + NF-F12
  4. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  2. NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Is Moving Closer With Kernel Mode-Setting
  3. Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released
  4. Zapcc Claims To Be A "Much Faster C++ Compiler"
  5. LibreOffice 5.0 Beta 1 Released
  6. OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking
  7. Features Added To Mesa 10.6 For Open-Source GPU Drivers
  8. Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud