Riding The Latest Linux Kernel & Mesa Is Great For Intel's Braswell
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 16 July 2015. Page 2 of 2. Add A Comment

While this Celeron NUC really isn't meant for gaming, its performance is measurably better when switching to the newer kernel -- just as was the case for Bay Trail.

At least any composited desktop effects and other basic OpenGL work should fair better with the newer code for Braswell too.

Just don't expect to do much gaming with Braswell.

When it came to the CPU tests, there wasn't much difference in the results...

The biggest difference was when running FFmpeg when surprisingly the newer kernel made a huge difference in performance, likely due to the tweaked P-State scaling driver back in Linux 4.1 for this low-power Intel hardware.

While waiting for our proper NUC5CPYH Linux comparisons, you can see a few more benchmark results over via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

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