Phoronix: Intel Linux OpenGL Driver Remains Slower Than Windows
Recently there was the NVIDIA graphics comparison under Windows 7 and Linux providing new data at how the cross-platform NVIDIA driver is comparing between Ubuntu 12.10, Kubuntu 12.10, and Windows 7 Pro. Aside from Ubuntu's Unity desktop with Compiz impairing the performance, the results were competitive. Next up now is a look at Intel Sandy Bridge and Intel Ivy Bridge graphics when comparing the performance of the three operating systems.
Come on, Michael. You're including Kubuntu, but not the new Gnome Shell spin? By using defaults, GS has been the fastest of the major desktops, and since you are looking at performance, that seems something worth looking at.
Nice progress Intel Looks like the performance gap between Windows and Linux is closing for these drivers.
While I will agree that the Linux Intel devs are doing _awesome_ work and I'm glad that they are moving ahead so quickly, note that closing the gap with the Intel Windows GL driver is like a race car closing the gap with the second-to-last car in the race.