Mesa 11.0.2 vs. Mesa 11.2-devel Benchmarks On Intel Skylake
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 20 February 2016 at 12:00 AM EST. 6 Comments
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For those currently running Ubuntu 15.10 or other similar Linux distributions powered off Mesa 11.0, here are some performance benchmarks comparing that release to the about-to-be-branched Mesa 11.2.

From an Intel Core i5 6600K system I conducted some benchmarks of Mesa 11.0.2 as available by default on Ubuntu 15.10 compared to Mesa 11.2-devel when enabling the Padoka PPA on the same installation with the exact same hardware.

Linux 4.5 was in use on this Ubuntu 15.10 installation, aside from that it's a rather stock Ubuntu 15.10 environment.

In some tests, the performance is actually lower.


However, in other tests the performance has certainly improved.


Team Fortress 2 is running slightly lower on this Intel Skylake setup with HD Graphics 530.

To see more of these benchmark results of Ubuntu 15.10 with Mesa 11.0 vs. Mesa 11.2-devel Git from a PPA, see this OpenBenchmarking.org result file. Of course, consider upgrading on your own and be forewarned about possible regressions and other problems from running the Git code of open-source Linux graphics drivers.
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