The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel Graphics
Phoronix: The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel Graphics
We are still working on the first part of our Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS benchmarks that are set to be published early next week, but so far there is one easy conclusion to draw from the completed tests: Intel's Linux graphics driver is still no match to the Intel Windows driver...
what is really gonna be interesting is comparison of PROPRIETARY Nvidia and ATI performance difference on different platforms.
There is no value in comparing performance of Nouveau with Nvidia's driver.
We all know the results.
Totally agree with n0nsense. If the intention of the article is to compare the OSs then the drivers should be the same when possible.
If you wanto to compare bundled drivers performance, go ahead with intel gpu, but please make clear what you are doing.
IMHO Phoronix is an important source of information about *nix systems and showing some misleading results can make the "image" of linux even poorer among some people who hasn't adopted it yet. And as such, I really believe that such comparison *must* not be affected by an obvious (video driver) flaw like this.
If Windoze had free/open drivers, then I think it would be fair. I suggest using AMD board with Catalyst or Nvidia's card and driver on both systems.