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    Phoronix: Intel Still Polishing Their 3.0 X.Org Graphics Driver

    The xf86-video-intel 2.99.910 driver was released today as the latest X.Org 3.0 pre-release DDX...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU5OTc

  • #2
    Does this all new stuff apply to the GMA950?

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    • #3
      I doubt it.


      Iron lake and higher it's what they care about... and to be honest I haven't seen much change in iron or sandy. Suprisingly enough they seem to work more on gen4 or gm45 then they do in iron or sandy.

      I suppose it's because a lot of thinkpads were shipped with gen4

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      • #4
        SNA supports all but the first generation of intel graphics. So it indeed does apply to GMA950, unless the specific changes touch only gen4-8 files (there's common SNA code, then there's code specific to each generation).

        And the reason they've recently been paying more attention to gen4 than to gen5/6 is... gen4 was buggy, gen5/6 aren't. I own gen5, so I say that from first-hand experience. It's true that the mesa drivers for gen5/6 don't support everything the hardware does, but this article isn't about mesa.

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        • #5
          2.99.910

          they have sucessfuly eliminated all font glitches from gen4 hardware.


          gen4 is rendering everything perfectly now...


          bad news is that they sacrificed some performance to achieve this.

          GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Thu Feb 20 17:56:11 2014

          GtkEntry - time: 0.03
          GtkComboBox - time: 1.35
          GtkComboBoxEntry - time: 1.09
          GtkSpinButton - time: 0.11
          GtkProgressBar - time: 0.10
          GtkToggleButton - time: 0.29
          GtkCheckButton - time: 0.09
          GtkRadioButton - time: 0.15
          GtkTextView - Add text - time: 0.46
          GtkTextView - Scroll - time: 0.16
          GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time: 1.06
          GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time: 1.21
          GtkDrawingArea - Text - time: 0.45
          GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time: 0.09
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          Total time: 6.64

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