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Is Intel Sandy Bridge Getting Faster On Linux?
For those curious how the Intel Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" performance with HD 3000 graphics change when upgrading to the Linux 3.10 kernel and the Mesa 9.2 development code, I ran some benchmarks from an HP EliteBook notebook and uploaded the results on OpenBenchmarking.org to 1306213-SO-SANDYBRID14.
Note: with the Linux 3.10 kernel and the new P-State driver the Turbo Boost frequency is now being reported rather than just the base frequency.
With Intel's Windows OpenGL driver for Sandy/Ivy Bridge still outperforming Linux, it's unfortunate there aren't any new performance optimizations to speak of at this time for the older hardware.
Find the rest of these Intel Core i5 OpenGL benchmarks here.