Intel Iris Pro 5200: Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu Linux Redux
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 30 September 2013. Page 2 of 2. 9 Comments

With OpenArena we see while Ubuntu 13.10 was leading at all six resolutions tested, at the lower resolutions was where Linux had its greatest wins over Windows 8 and had narrowed at the higher resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.

For Unigine Sanctuary and Unigine Tropics, the performance delta was consistent for all resolutions tested. Microsoft Windows 8 was the clear-cut winner on this Core i7 Haswell Ultrabook with Iris Pro 5200 graphics over Ubuntu 13.10.

With the open-source Xonotic first person shooter results the data was more mixed in competing between Windows 8 and Ubuntu Linux, so overall for that test the results are a toss-up.

More Iris Pro Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmark results can be found on within 1309198-SO-WINDOWSIR25. You can compare your own system's performance to this data by simply installing the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1309198-SO-WINDOWSIR25 to conduct a fully-automated and side-by-side comparison.

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