Intel Sandy Bridge Looks Good On Mesa 9.1
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 8 February 2013. Page 5 of 5. 6 Comments

The VDrift racing game is faster on Mesa 9.1-devel.

Warsow continues to see slight rises in performance as the Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver matures.

Xonotic with low quality settings didn't produce any worthwhile performance changes but there are slight (1~2 FPS) advancements when running the open-source first person shooter with high quality settings. Overall, the Intel Sandy Bridge performance in Mesa 9.1 is pretty much in line with the recent Ivy Bridge benchmarks where the performance is either unchanged or improved compared to earlier Mesa releases.

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