Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Better Intel Performance For CS:GO & TF2
A more thorough look at the Intel OpenGL graphics performance of Ubuntu 14.10 and 15.04 is coming quite soon (possibly even later today), but for anxious Steam on Linux gamers, here's how the performance improvement looks for the popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 games... An Intel Core i7 4790K system with HD Graphics 4600 was used for benchmarking and clean installs of Ubuntu 14.10 and (the near final) Ubuntu 15.04 were done. Sadly with the Intel Mesa driver still lacking OpenGL 4.x support, the newer and more exciting games like BioShock Infinite and the Metro Redux games aren't yet compatible with the Intel driver -- besides the non-Iris Intel graphics would likely be too slow. In the later article looking at the evolution of Ubuntu 14.10 vs. 15.04 graphics will look at a variety of our usual (non-Steam) OpenGL test scenarios.
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