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Mesa 9.1 Delivers Faster Intel OpenGL Graphics

Michael Larabel

Published on 30 January 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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There isn't any major OpenGL performance changes to report on for Warsow, the only major game powered by the Qfusion engine.

The Xonotic performance with low quality settings is up by 36% from Mesa 7.11 to date, but from Mesa 9.0 to 9.1 there isn't any major performance evolution for Ivy Bridge.

The Xonotic performance with high quality settings was also up by 36% comparing Mesa 7.11 to 9.1, but likewise, without any major performance change since Mesa 9.0.

There's some performance improvements to find for Intel's Ivy Bridge hardware with Mesa 9.1 as shown by the results today. Aside from the performance changes there's better OpenGL coverage with support for new extensions and ongoing OpenGL 3.2~3.3 work plus other features being tackled. Perhaps more interesting though is the performance improvements to Intel's Mesa DRI driver when comparing the performance going back to Mesa 7.11 where Ivy Bridge was initially considered stable; in the past year and a half there's been many very significant performance optimizations to Intel's 2012 platform.

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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