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A Five Year Old NVIDIA GPU Can Still Beat Broadwell HD Graphics 5500

I'm still benchmarking many laptops around here with the current build of Ubuntu 15.04 as part of my large forthcoming laptop comparison pitted against the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Intel Broadwell processor. For another perspective on the Broadwell HD Graphics 5500 OpenGL performance, here's a laptop comparison against an old ThinkPad with discrete NVIDIA graphics.

3 February 2015 - OpenGL Comparison - 38 Comments
Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell

Aside from the performance benefits of Broadwell, particularly in having greater graphics capabilities, laptops and ultrabook designs are much more power efficient than former Haswell products. Here's some quick tests I did today comparing the Broadwell-based Core i7 ThinkPad X1 Carbon to my former Haswell-based Core i7 ASUS Zenbook ultrabook.

25 January 2015 - Zenbook vs. ThinkPad - 18 Comments
Test Driving The New Intel Haswell Linux Performance Patch

Hitting the Intel DRM tree this week was the much anticipated Haswell performance patch that was previously talked up by LunarG for benefiting Valve's OpenGL games on Linux. I've ran a few quick benchmarks today of the new Linux kernel code.

6 January 2015 - OpenGL Performance - 5 Comments
The Intel Haswell OpenGL Performance Boosting Patch Is Published

Back in November I wrote about a Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver due to testing done by LunarG and uncovered with the help of Intel. That performance-boosting patch has been queued up for drm-intel-next thus meaning it will be present with the next major kernel cycle -- the Linux 3.20 kernel.

6 January 2015 - Haswell Performance Boost - 2 Comments
Intel Ivy Bridge Linux OpenGL Benchmarks Over Two Years

On Sunday I posted some benchmarks looking at Intel Haswell HD Graphics performance between 2013 and 2014, but for users of older "Ivy Bridge" graphics how does the performance comparison? In this article are Intel HD Graphics 4000 benchmarks between 2012 and 2014.

30 December 2014 - HD Graphics 4000 - 3 Comments
Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Edison Module

Intel's Edison Module is a development platform for prototyping wearable computing devices and IoT devices. Here's some Linux benchmarks with the Intel Edison running on Debian.

5 December 2014 - Intel Edison - 1 Comment
Intel's Cherry Trail Delayed To Next Year

While we've been quite excited to get our hands on Cherry Trail hardware after the great encounters with Bay Trail on Linux, it looks like we'll be waiting a few more months.

25 November 2014 - Cherry Trail - 11 Comments
Intel Xeon P-State vs. CPUFreq Scaling Tests Show Some Odd Numbers

As we've seen a lot of variation in results with different Intel processors when switching between the Intel P-State and CPUFreq scaling drivers and the different governors, here's some tests when using a 16 thread (eight core + HT) Haswell-EP Xeon processor and testing the different CPU frequency scaling settings in Fedora 21.

13 November 2014 - Frequency Scaling - 8 Comments
Intel's Xeon Phi Is Being Sold For An Insanely Low Price Right Now

There's a crazy discount right now for those wishing to buy an Intel Xeon Phi MIC card that's equipped with 57 cores running at 1.1GHz, 8GB of onboard memory, passively cooled, and over 1 TeraFLOP of double-precision compute power. All of this on a PCI Express card for less than... $200 USD!

11 November 2014 - 90% Off - 50 Comments

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