Intel Ivy Bridge Linux OpenGL Benchmarks Over Two Years
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 30 December 2014 at 06:50 AM EST. 3 Comments
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On Sunday I posted some benchmarks looking at Intel Haswell HD Graphics performance between 2013 and 2014, but for users of older "Ivy Bridge" graphics how does the performance comparison? In this article are Intel HD Graphics 4000 benchmarks between 2012 and 2014.

Alongside the recent year-end tests of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Haswell desktop OpenGL benchmarks were also some separate HD Graphics 4000 results from a Core i7 Ivy Bridge laptop. The ASUS Zenbook used for benchmarking had a Core i7 3517U processor with HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of RAM, and dual 128GB SSDs.

For this testing the same Zenbook with the same settings was tested across Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.10, and Ubuntu 14.10 with upgrades to the Linux 3.18 kernel and Mesa 10.5-devel to mark the end 2014 experience. Across the Ubuntu upgrades were new versions of the Linux kernel, Mesa, and xf86-video-intel DDX to affect the OpenGL and 2D performance along with other factors like switching of default CPU governors and 2D acceleration architectures.

For those wishing to dig into the Ivy Bridge Linux graphics performance results between Ubuntu 12.10 and the latest out-of-tree upgrades atop Ubuntu 14.10, checkout this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.
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