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.org

SNA Sandy Bridge Is Quick To Beat UXA Too

Intel

Published on 27 February 2013 01:14 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
21 Comments

There were huge SNA performance gains on Ironlake over UXA in the most recent testing that happened last night. Curious to see how the SNA 2D acceleration architecture is working for Sandy Bridge graphics hardware, for which it was originally intended, here are some new benchmarks.

These benchmarks aren't the extensive SNA vs. UXA benchmarks that span several driver versions as talked about in the Ironlake/Arrandale article, but rather some straightforward 2D benchmarks like what happened on the Core i3 330M system. This time around though the testing commenced on an Intel Core i5 2520M "Sandy Bridge" mobile notebook running Ubuntu 13.04 with the Linux 3.8 kernel.

The Git code of the xf86-video-intel DDX as of this morning was utilized for this quick benchmarking roundabout. Details in full -- along with all of the Linux 2D test results and the software/hardware details -- can be found via OpenBenchmarking.org within 1302271-FO-INTELSAND34.

SNA is generally a hell of a lot faster than the default UXA acceleration, only in select scenarios (mostly GTK micro-benchmarks) is it "disappointing" when the performance is only comparable to that of UXA.

UXA is still the default means of 2D acceleration for the xf86-video-intel driver, but at least with Ubuntu 13.04 the driver packager is defaulting to SNA and other distribution vendors are moving there too.

View the rest of the results.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
  2. AMD Athlon 5350 / 5150 & Sempron 3850 / 2650
  3. Upgraded Kernel & Mesa Yield A Big Boost For Athlon R3 Graphics
  4. AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
  2. Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On Linux?
  3. AMD Athlon's R3 Graphics: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst
  4. GCC 4.9 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks For Faster Binaries
Latest Linux News
  1. Trying Out Radeon R9 290 Graphics On Open-Source
  2. Intel Broadwell GT3 Graphics Have Dual BSD Rings
  3. Early Linux 3.15 Benchmarks Of Intel Core i7 + Radeon
  4. Red Hat Releases Its RHEL 7 Release Candidate
  5. New Features Coming To Xubuntu 14.04 LTS
  6. NVIDIA Officially Releases CUDA 6
  7. Google Releases An AutoFDO Converter For Perf In LLVM
  8. Fedora 21 To Evaluate Remote Journal Logging, 64-bit ARM Emulation
  9. Star Citizen Will Be Coming To Linux
  10. Ubuntu 14.10 Convergence To Focus On Replacing Core Apps
  11. The Results Of Optimizing Radeon's VRAM Behavior
  12. Kernel Developers Discuss Improving Kernel Configurations
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  2. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  3. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  4. New tool for undervolt/overclock AMD K8L and K10 processors
  5. How to enable opengl 3.3 on r9 270?
  6. R290x sound problems
  7. radeon-profile: tool for changing profiles and monitoring some GPU parameters
  8. Torvalds Is Unconvinced By LTO'ing A Linux Kernel