Intel Sandy Bridge Acceleration On Non-SNB Hardware
Phoronix: Intel Sandy Bridge Acceleration On Non-SNB Hardware
Last week benchmarks were published of Intel's New Sandy Bridge Acceleration architecture (SNA) that showed several performance improvements for 2D and 3D, but the new acceleration architecture still wasn't mature with a few regressions compared to the normal UXA back-end. While the focus of this SNA support is on speeding up operations for Sandy Bridge (SNB) and forthcoming Ivy Bridge (IVB) hardware, SNA is supported for older Intel graphics processors too. Here are some benchmarks of the Sandy Bridge New Acceleration architecture when using the Ironlake and Gen3 back-ends.
And what is the impact of Unity?
As an aside, it would be very interesting to show just how big an effect running under a compositing manager has on 2D throughput...