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

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 March 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
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More of SNA stomping over UXA and GLAMOR...

It will be interesting to see how GLAMOR performs with the new code within the X.Org Server once Eric Anholt, Keith Packard, and others are finished with their optimizations to the code. X.Org Server 1.16 will be released this summer.

As expected, Intel Linux users are best off now with using SNA for 2D acceleration on the X.Org Server. These 2D micro-benchmarks show GLAMOR generally being the worst for Intel 2D performance. The 2D performance situation is similar to what we've seen on the Radeon side too with poor GLAMOR performance using the current stable code where for newer Radeon HD/Rx graphics processors there is only GLAMOR and no EXA 2D acceleration as with the older AMD/ATI GPUs.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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