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 Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Intel SNB Linux Driver Can Out Run Windows Driver

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 May 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 4 - 17 Comments

With OpenArena, the Linux frame-rate began being higher than Windows, but its performance ended up degrading more severely at the higher resolutions than the SNB mobile Windows driver degrades. Fortunately, OpenArena is not too demanding of a game and the average frame-rate with the open-source Linux driver was 86.1 FPS, which is more than sufficient for most purposes, where as the Windows 7 driver had a 95.6 FPS average.

With the Lightsmark OpenGL lighting benchmark, the Intel classic Mesa driver score for the Core i5 2520M came in at 25 FPS where as the Windows 7 driver was up at 33 FPS.

Latest Linux News
  1. Btrfs In Linux 4.2 Brings Quota Updates, Many Fixes
  2. Latest Rumor Pegs Microsoft Wanting To Buy AMD
  3. The Next-Gen Phoronix Site Experience Is Almost Ready
  4. Exciting Features Merged So Far For The Linux 4.2 Kernel
  5. Mesa 10.6.1 Brings A Bug-Fix For Dota 2 Reborn
  6. DragonFlyBSD 4.2 Released: Brings Improved Graphics & New Compiler
  7. Wine-Staging 1.7.46 Improves The OS X Experience
  8. The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux
  9. Libreboot Now Supports An AMD/ASUS Motherboard
  10. SafeStack Merged Into LLVM To Protect Against Stack Buffer Overflow Attacks
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful
  2. Attempting To Try Out BCache On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  3. CompuLab's Fitlet Is A Very Tiny, Fanless, Linux PC With AMD A10 Micro
  4. AMD A10-7870K Godavari: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux Drivers
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Linus Is Looking Forward To Merging KDBUS, But Not Convinced By Performance
  2. Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be The End Of The Road
  3. NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers
  4. KDBUS Won't Be Pushed Until The Linux 4.3 Kernel
  5. Linux 4.2 Kernel Gets Port To New Processor Architecture
  6. EXT4 Has Many Cleanups & Fixes For Linux 4.2
  7. The Staging Pull For Linux 4.2: "Big, Really Big"
  8. SteamOS "Brewmaster" Is Valve's New Debian 8.1 Based Version