Preview Results For HD Graphics 530 With Linux 4.3's DRM-Next & Mesa 11.0

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 26 August 2015 at 06:17 PM EDT. 3 Comments
Continuing on from the articles earlier today about Linux 4.3 Will Let Skylake Graphics Play Out-Of-The-Box and Building Mesa 11.0 On Ubuntu Linux, here are a few very early test results when comparing the performance of the Intel Skylake graphics on Ubuntu 15.04 to the DRM-Next code to be integrated into Linux 4.3 as well as Mesa 11.0 in its near-final state.

Tests were done from the Intel Core i5 6600K state when running with the stock Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit environment compared to Mesa's 11.0 branch as of today and the DRM-Next state as of today with building up the changes to be pushed during the Linux 4.3 merge window.
Intel HD Graphics 530

Here's just three common open-source OpenGL tests. As mentioned in previous articles, the Intel Mesa driver is still exposing OpenGL 3.3 for Mesa 11.0 compared to OpenGL 4.1 for NVC0 and RadeonSI.
Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel HD Graphics 530

The result file for this data is 1508269-HA-INTELHDGR46.
Intel HD Graphics 530
There are some performance improvements to note, but you'll need to wait for the full, featured article for all of the results (tests are still ongoing so this is just a teaser and to solicit and feedback/requests from premium members) for future articles. There's also a lot of interesting open-source Radeon Git tests forthcoming too. Stay tuned!
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