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Intel OpenGL Performance On The Linux 3.9 Kernel

Linux Kernel

Published on 12 April 2013 02:40 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Our latest benchmarks at Phoronix of the Linux 3.9 kernel are looking at the performance of the Intel DRM driver when handling an Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor with HD 4000 graphics. The Intel OpenGL Linux graphics performance with this forthcoming kernel was compared to the earlier Linux 3.8, 3.7, 3.6, and 3.5 kernel releases.

With a CompuLab Intense-PC sporting an Intel Core i7 3517UE "Ivy Bridge" processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics and running Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64, the Linux 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9 Git mainline kernels were compared for a variety of Linux-native OpenGL workloads. This was while the rest of the Ubuntu 13.04 installation was using its stock settings and packages.

The details:

Like the other recent quick one-page benchmarking articles, the results in full for this Linux 3.9 Intel coverage can be found on OpenBenchmarking.org in 1304113-UT-INTELIVYB98.

For some Linux games, the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver is slower on the to-be-released Linux 3.9 kernel.

For other games, it's about recovering from performance regressions introduced on earlier kernel releases.

Other games are dead-flat with their performance when upgrading the Linux kernel.

See the rest of the story here.

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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