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  • Intel Haswell Linux Performance Remains Mixed Against Windows

    Phoronix: Intel Haswell Linux Performance Remains Mixed Against Windows

    Last month I published benchmarks showing Windows 8 beating Ubuntu Linux when it came to the Intel OpenGL performance for the latest generation Intel "Haswell" desktop processors. Since then there's been lots of commits to Mesa and continued improvements to the Linux kernel and for some tests the open-source Linux driver is in better standing. For the testing today is a comparison of Windows 8 Pro against the latest Ubuntu 13.10 development packages when using a System76 Gazelle Professional laptop with Core i7 4900MQ CPU.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=19072

  • curaga
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    Basically intel gfx is nicely improveing but testing source engine with tf2 or l4d2 would be more interesting. I do not play any of those games used. Still have to compile llvm 3.3 in order to try mesa 9.2, but sooner or later i will check it myself
    Only the Radeon LLVM backend requires that recent a version. You don't need 3.3 to test Intel, llvmpipe, r300, or r600 with only the standard backend.

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  • Kano
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    Basically intel gfx is nicely improveing but testing source engine with tf2 or l4d2 would be more interesting. I do not play any of those games used. Still have to compile llvm 3.3 in order to try mesa 9.2, but sooner or later i will check it myself

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    Originally posted by startzz View Post
    Well, i wouldnt call this a big victory, because you cant call any victory to be 100 %, for that you must test every game, and if they all will run better on one os, then it will be called a winner. So there is no way linux will ever be faster than windows, because on windows there is 99999999999 opengl games that you cant test on linux, and testing these few old "games" and synthetic tests for ages is zero. Anyway, windows always will the winner, but for situation like this, when you can test only a few things out of millions, its like the fight on windows "geforce vs radeon", where is no real leader in the same category, some games run better on radeon, and some on geforce.
    What a flawed logic. If you want prove windows is faster than Linux you have to show it's faster in games which are available on both platforms. Good to see Linux with Open Source driver (!!!) outperforms this closed mess. AMD is also improving greatly and this makes me happy.

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  • Andrecorreia
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    9.3..

    while 9.2 is in good shape is not case of 9.3 some steam don t work

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  • Luke_Wolf
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    Originally posted by startzz View Post
    Well, i wouldnt call this a big victory, because you cant call any victory to be 100 %, for that you must test every game, and if they all will run better on one os, then it will be called a winner. So there is no way linux will ever be faster than windows, because on windows there is 99999999999 opengl games that you cant test on linux, and testing these few old "games" and synthetic tests for ages is zero. Anyway, windows always will the winner, but for situation like this, when you can test only a few things out of millions, its like the fight on windows "geforce vs radeon", where is no real leader in the same category, some games run better on radeon, and some on geforce.
    What 99999999 openGL games? OpenGL on windows is basically relegated to Id Tech games (which there are no real new ones) and a few indie games here and there, almost everyone else is using DirectX on Windows.

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  • mendieta
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    Originally posted by bakgwailo View Post
    He already tested with Mesa Git, the improvement is right there on the graph.
    The graph shows the improvement of Mesa Git vs Mesa 9.1.x. Mesa 9.2 has been already released, so I'm sure Ubuntu will get that soon in the repos. What I wonder is whether Mesa Git is any better than 9.2.x (9.2 got a bunch of Haswell optimizations, beyond that I don't know). Anyways, thanks

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  • startzz
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    Well, i wouldnt call this a big victory, because you cant call any victory to be 100 %, for that you must test every game, and if they all will run better on one os, then it will be called a winner. So there is no way linux will ever be faster than windows, because on windows there is 99999999999 opengl games that you cant test on linux, and testing these few old "games" and synthetic tests for ages is zero. Anyway, windows always will the winner, but for situation like this, when you can test only a few things out of millions, its like the fight on windows "geforce vs radeon", where is no real leader in the same category, some games run better on radeon, and some on geforce.

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  • bakgwailo
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    Originally posted by mendieta View Post
    This looks awesome! Some wins, some loses, basically a parity, except that modern GL is only supported in windows

    Now, it seems like Mesa is still at version 9.1 in Ubuntu 11.10 latest, while Git it already at 9.3, and is much faster. I wonder how much of the improvement comes from moving to 9.2, and how much is specific to 9.3. Also, I would assume Ubuntu will get 9.2 packages soon, so default performance will improve significantly.
    He already tested with Mesa Git, the improvement is right there on the graph.

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  • mendieta
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    This looks awesome! Some wins, some loses, basically a parity, except that modern GL is only supported in windows

    Now, it seems like Mesa is still at version 9.1 in Ubuntu 11.10 latest, while Git it already at 9.3, and is much faster. I wonder how much of the improvement comes from moving to 9.2, and how much is specific to 9.3. Also, I would assume Ubuntu will get 9.2 packages soon, so default performance will improve significantly.

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