in order to use the state trackers the underlying hardware must support the function right???? ie if i915 hw doesn't support opengl 5 or OpenCL 3 the state tracker supporting those won't be able to do much right??
Originally Posted by allquixotic
versions numbers are fictional & used for illustration purposes in order not to create confusion with the current hw capabilities
That's cool and it was still the right decision to publish this article. But better journalism is to explicitly mention what has changed in the i915g driver between the time the benchmarks were done and the article was published, e.g. the 500 lines of changes that marcheu mentioned. Even better if you make an estimate about which of your benchmarks are affected by the changes to what extent.
Originally Posted by Michael
It sounds as if the article was written right after running the benchmarks, before the subsequent changes happened.