Intel Sandy Bridge Linux Graphics Benchmarks Over The Past Three Years
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 12 June 2015. Page 1 of 3. 3 Comments

As another large, historical test in celebrating Phoronix's 11th birthday this month, here are some benchmarks looking at the Intel Sandy Bridge HD Graphics 3000 performance on Ubuntu Linux over the past three years. Every Ubuntu Linux release from 12.10 to 15.04 was tested, plus the latest Linux kernel and Mesa Git code.

From the Intel SDV system used for Sandy Bridge, an HP Elitebook, these Linux OpenGL tests were carried out. The HP laptop was equipped with an Intel Core i5 2520M with HD Graphics 3000, 4GB of system memory, 160GB Intel SSD, and a 1600 x 900 display.

Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, and 15.04 were tested on this laptop using clean installs each time and the Linux OS each time was left in its default configuration/state. The final run was done on Ubuntu 15.04 when upgrading to the Linux 4.1 development kernel and Mesa 10.7-dev Git.

All of the OpenGL benchmarks on each distribution were carried out using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite automated benchmarking software.

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