Phoronix: Intel Sandy Bridge Performance Goes Up Again
At the beginning of the month I reported on a small patch to Mesa that resulted in a huge performance improvement for Intel Sandy Bridge graphics, but Intel's OSTC developers have bumped up the performance of the latest-generation graphics processors even more. With the LLC caching patch-set, which should be committed to the Linux 2.6.40 kernel (not the current 2.6.39 cycle), there are measurable OpenGL performance improvements.
I am sorry AMD. I am fan of yours, but Llano is too late now. When all problems resolve and motherboards become mainstream it will be end of the year already. I will get one of those i3-2100, since I am not much of a gamer, but open video acceleration is much of importance for me.
I wish Intel, keep the good work with all open source projects, and keep evolving Mesa
Good. I was getting tired of all that AMD openness crap. "Yes, we're open. We're vevy vevy open." Yes, you are, dear. You are wide open.
How come xf86-video-ati devs can't do some reverse engineering akin to nouveau? How come Fusion/Zacate don't have open source video acceleration much alike SandyBridge. Hell, even Broadcom managed to push open source acceleration code for their Crystal family. SRSLY, Whats wrong with you, guys?
There. Now my steam pressure level is... lets say... tollerable.
i'm an amd fan and i would have to agree with everyone here that amd is just taking way too long. but, keep in mind even their windows drivers are bad. if they can't get their main audience some decent drivers when they release a product, they're not going to do it for linux either. until linux gets attention when products are released, i don't care about using anything new or fancy in it. the nice thing about linux is it's a lot more hardware efficient than windows, but, it takes longer for it to get there. if you don't have anything too demanding, just go with the newest compatible hardware.
i'm very happy to see intel putting in this much effort, and i didn't bother to check if Tgui was right but if so, its nice to know linux has competitive graphics performance.
considering all the kernel updates lately, i feel like linux should outperform windows in just about every test at this point, as long as we don't use amd or nvidia for the graphics tests. i'm aware ubuntu is considered the default distro due to the most popularity but i really wish phoronix would do separate tests on an optimized distro like gentoo or arch. ubuntu packs in so much unnecessary stuff.