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Thread: DRM Drivers On Linux 3.6 Kernel Aren't Too Fun

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    Default DRM Drivers On Linux 3.6 Kernel Aren't Too Fun

    Phoronix: DRM Drivers On Linux 3.6 Kernel Aren't Too Fun

    There's a few prominent changes for the DRM graphics drivers in the forthcoming Linux 3.6 kernel but overall it will be quite a boring release for open-source Linux graphics drivers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE0NjU

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    I'm interested in seeing some benchmarks between the old and new drivers.. something tells me that the PCI-E 2.0 support won't really do that much for performance.

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    Default i915 gained hw context support

    Which is required to support geometry shaders ... boring stuff, I know ;-)

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    I have a hard time believing i915 hardware can do geometry shaders

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    I have a hard time believing i915 hardware can do geometry shaders
    LOL!

    Ivy Bridge can do tessellation even. Imagine that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9a3eedi View Post
    I'm interested in seeing some benchmarks between the old and new drivers.. something tells me that the PCI-E 2.0 support won't really do that much for performance.
    You must be filtering out Michael's self-links.... From the article, you can find:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...=amd_pcie_gen2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusar View Post
    LOL!

    Ivy Bridge can do tessellation even. Imagine that!
    i915 != ivy. Ivy is several years newer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    i915 != ivy. Ivy is several years newer.
    i915 = all intel graphics. At least when it comes to the kernel part of the driver.

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    I know. The thing is that it's both a hw name and driver name, and I wanted to highlight the ambiguity in saying that "915 can do GS" above.

    Why does nobody understand me lately without writing lengthy sentences :P

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