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Mesa 9.2 Brings Some Performance Improvements For Intel IVB
With Mesa 9.2 due to be released next month, here's the very latest Git benchmarks of Mesa 9.2-devel on an Intel Core i5 Ultrabook with HD 4000 "Ivy Bridge" graphics compared to the stable Mesa release versions going back to Mesa 8.0.
A few days prior I delivered Mesa 7.11 to Mesa 9.2 Radeon R600 Gallium3D benchmarks while in this article the tables are turned to look at the Intel Ivy Bridge performance going back to Mesa 8.0, for this generation of Intel HD graphics that were released last year. The tested Mesa releases were 8.0.5 git-a8ff9a4, Mesa 9.0.3 git-ba73bea, Mesa 9.1.4 git-26f802d, and Mesa 9.2 git-428e030. This is the very latest Mesa Git code as of this week.
Similar articles looking at the Mesa OpenGL performance are still to come for Intel Haswell along with the Nouveau Gallium3D benchmarks on the latest Mesa 9.2 code. Beyond generally improved performance, there's also other features found in Mesa 9.2 for benefiting open-source Linux desktop users.
The ASUS Ultrabook with Intel Core i3 3217U CPU was running Ubuntu 13.10 with the Linux 3.10 kernel and Unity 7 desktop when trying out the different Mesa releases. All benchmarking was handled by the industry-leading Phoronix Test Suite software.