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.org

Mesa 9.1 Delivers Faster Intel OpenGL Graphics

Michael Larabel

Published on 30 January 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 5 - 3 Comments

Starting off with the Austrian-developed CoreBreach racing game, the Ivy Bridge graphics performance is up by 46% going from Mesa 7.11 to Mesa 9.1. However, when it comes to comparing Mesa 9.0.2 to Mesa 9.1-devel, the performance is up by only 7%, but that's still very significant and moving in the right direction for Intel's Linux graphics driver.

The Nexuiz graphics performance topped out at 47 FPS in Mesa 8.0.5 but with Mesa 9.0/9.1 has been at just 16 FPS. This major drop in performance was due to MSAA (Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing) having been implemented in Mesa 9.0 for the Intel i965 DRI driver, which the Nexuiz test is using, and explains the major drop in performance. From Mesa 9.0 to 9.1-devel there's no measurable change in the OpenGL performance.

The OpenArena graphics performance continues inching higher with succeeding Mesa releases. The Intel HD 4000 graphics performance is now up by 27% with Mesa 9.1 over Mesa 7.11, but most of that change happened when moving to Mesa 8.0. Since Mesa 9.0 six months ago, the Ivy Bridge performance for this ioquake3 game only edged higher by 3%.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests
  2. Updated Source Engine Benchmarks On The Latest AMD/NVIDIA Linux Drivers
  3. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. KDE 4.14 Release Candidate Ships
  2. Drivers & Drama Dominated Linux Talk In July
  3. Fedora Assembles A Security Team
  4. AMD Launches The A10-7800, The 65 Watt Kaveri
  5. Builder: A New Development IDE Being Built For GNOME
  6. GDB 7.8 Betters Python Scripting, Adds Guile Support
  7. GNOME's GTK+ Is Still Striving For A Scene Graph, Canvas API
  8. Unreal Tournament Looks Great For Team Deathmatch
  9. LibreOffice 4.3 Released With Many Exciting Changes
  10. GNOME/GTK On Wayland Gains Focus At GUADEC
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  3. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS
  4. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  5. Debian + radeonsi
  6. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  7. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  8. AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux