I believe "what happened" for three reasons.
Originally Posted by freedam
1) The redirect windows option was not clicked for KDE for these tests, so default settings only
2) ATi cards are so much more powerful than the intel's that are usually shown, that the slow down by unity is not seen as easily in them.
3) Wasn't a regression with catalyst shown in KDE recently?
I've not verified any of this, just some ideas.
I don't, I want radeon to improve. Stop wanting the easy way.
Originally Posted by yaji
Originally Posted by Sverro2
I want blobs to die, and I want open source drivers to get better. Period, end of the conversation.
Well I think I'll buy new AMD graphic card just because how awesome Catalyst drivers are :cool:
Originally Posted by asdx
You guys disappoint me, why do you say you love open source but then you choose binary blobs when they clearly hinder development?
Why not help the open source drivers instead. *Sigh*
We'll never get improved open source drivers if we always go with the blob.
Isn't it possible to do a benchmark among the others with only X.org running for"window management"?(well, I mean no window management :D)
That would serve as a control group, to see the impact on performance from window managers. And what undirect fullscreen/suspend effects for fullscreen really can do.
In my opinion, seeing this comparison at least once is more important than comparing to Windows.(not that the last is unimportant, but we must see that too)
Although there may be difficulties doing this on Phoronix test suite, I'd love to see it. :)
If such benchmarks been done already, please excuse, and redirect to them me if you can.
You're repeating the same stuff we've gone through countless times. It can get a lil bit annoying. :)
So glad Alan Cox said no to Nvidia+DMA BUF.
Ha ha, take that blob lovers!
Ok sorry, but I'm just trying to bring some awareness here because I love Linux and FOSS, and I'm worried that everyone loves blob but no one seems to care about the free software drivers. :(
Originally Posted by Rigaldo
I'll stick to AMD as long Intel can't deliver usable 3D-gaming performance. If that changes and if the open source radeon driver doesn't improve significantly until that, I promise I'll switch to Intel.
Originally Posted by frign
The Intel HD Graphics 4000 is already "suitable" for standard 3D-tasks. I completely understand you and your special requirements for high 3D-performance, but many GNU/Linux-users are rather focused on Desktop-tasks and really don't need high graphics performance.
Originally Posted by alexThunder
Stay tuned for Haswell and compare the current Intel graphics with the ancient Intel GMA ;).