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Intel Mesa HiZ Performance On Sandy Bridge

Michael Larabel

Published on 26 September 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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On average, Warsow's frame-rate was up by just 10.6% with HiZ. This is on top of all the other performance optimizations that have been made to Sandy Bridge graphics within the Linux kernel DRM and Mesa in recent months.

Lightsmark was up by about 14% with HiZ enabled, but with the current patch-set, there is also some visible regressions for this test.

The frame-rate boost for the VDrift racing game was rather nice with its number being elevated by nearly 40% when turning on HiZ.

Now back to the other benchmarking at the Oktoberfest wiesn... Should you not be in attendance, you can at least read my guide to Oktoberfest 2011.

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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