Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 7: Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Loses On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 2 May 2012. Page 5 of 7. 34 Comments

Xonotic with low quality settings at the 1920 x 1080 HD resolution was also in favor of Windows 7 for both the Intel "Gen6" and "Gen7" graphics. Windows 7 OpenGL with the i5-2500K was 81% faster than Ubuntu 12.04 with the updated graphics stack while the Ivy Bridge processor was also about 80% faster under Windows.

When upping the image quality to high, Windows 7 was still faster with the Intel HD 3000 graphics by 77% and the Intel HD 4000 graphics under Windows was faster by 52%.

Lastly, the Xonotic effects quality was set to ultra. With the ultra image quality affects, Sandy Bridge on Windows 7 was still 21% faster and Ivy Bridge was separated by about the same margin.

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