Intel SNA Performance Continues To Be Compelling
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 28 July 2012. Page 3 of 3. 16 Comments

To no real surprise, the latest Intel SNA acceleration back-end for Sandy Bridge is continuing to work wonderfully for the Ubuntu desktop. If you wish to try out SNA, with xf86-video-intel 2.20+ it is as easy as setting the xorg.conf's AccelMethod to SNA. It is still not known if/when this acceleration architecture will become the default over UXA.

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