Intel Linux OpenGL Driver Leading Over Apple OS X
Xonotic with low quality settings was about 7% faster with the latest Ubuntu Linux release over OS X 10.8.3 on the Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" Mac Mini.
When testing the high quality visuals within Xonotic, Ubuntu 13.04 was 32% faster than OS X 10.8.3. When pulling in the latest Intel Linux graphics driver code, the open-source platform was 40% faster than the latest OS X release and 8% faster than the April configuration of Ubuntu 13.04.
Overall, these latest results are very appealing. Unfortunately, our selection of Apple hardware at Phoronix is rather limited, so we aren't able to see how well the performance is fairing for other generations of hardware at the moment. Other Linux vs. OS X benchmarks aside from graphics will be published soon from this Intel Core i5 system.
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