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Linux 3.2 To 3.8 Kernels With Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics

Michael Larabel

Published on 27 January 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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There wasn't much change in performance out of the Qfusion-based Warsow game.

When running the Xonotic first person shooter with low-quality settings, there wasn't much change in performance during the past seven Linux kernel cycles for the Ivy Bridge graphics hardware.

After moving to high-quality settings with Xonotic, there is an Intel HD 4000 performance boost between the Linux 3.3 and 3.4 kernels while the frame-rate has been flat-lined after that point.

Stay tuned for the Intel HD 4000 Mesa comparison plus similar kernel/Mesa historical version comparisons for the Radeon and Nouveau drivers.

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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