The Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Showdown
Phoronix: The Open-Source Linux Graphics Card Showdown
Earlier this week I provided Intel Core i7 3770K Linux benchmarks for the Ivy Bridge launch-day followed by initial Ivy Bridge Linux HD 4000 graphics benchmarks compared to the Intel HD 2000/3000 Sandy Bridge graphics under Linux and to AMD Fusion on Catalyst and Gallium3D. In this article are more benchmarks of the HD 4000 Ivy Bridge graphics under Linux with Intel's open-source driver, but in this article it is a much larger comparison. This is a full showdown of the Core i7 3770K graphics compared to several discrete NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards when they're using their respective open-source Gallium3D drivers. What graphics hardware is best if you want to use an open-source GPU driver? Find out now.
Overall a pretty poor showing by the radeon drivers
Hate to say it, but there's no way Ivy Bridge should be putting up comparable numbers.
I wish there were 20 more developers working on optimizing it. :(
I also wish there were a few more tests here with heavier shader usage - WINE, Unigine, etc. Ivy Bridge is limited by the shader power it has, so simple Quake 3 games don't tell us much.