Modern Intel Gallium3D Driver Still Being Toyed With
Phoronix: Modern Intel Gallium3D Driver Still Being Toyed With
While it's not the default Linux graphics driver for Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge hardware, the "ilo" independently-developed Gallium3D driver for modern Intel graphics hardware continues to be developed...
i915g is supposedly faster now
Well, there was actually a few commits by that google developer which supposedly increased performance of the i915g driver by like 30+%.
Separately, for those curious about the recent prospects of the older i915 Gallium3D driver possibly becoming the default over Intel's i915 classic driver for supporting up through i945 IGPs, there isn't any new information.