Back to the Future Part II?
Originally Posted by bridgman
The test in the article was pretty pointless. Gaming... seriously? Who is going to worry about gaming on software drivers? Even the crappiest machine capable of even running those games will have a GPU capable of doing better than that.
Here is a much more interesting test for the performance of this; try out DESKTOP COMPOSITING on something with a horrid crappy CPU, like... oh I don't know... an INTEL Z520!!!!
Things to measure: framerate, CPU load.
It's still useless since it's maxing out your CPU to do a task even a craptacular integrated GPU would do without coming out of it's lowest power state.
Originally Posted by Honton
I was thinking of this one: "don't use blit-based transfers with software rasterizers" http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes...9b923f4d8405b9
Originally Posted by curaga
which was added right after a blit path for readpixels was added. However, that actually turns off blits for TexImage and GetTexImage as well, which i guess were on before. Possibly since 9.0 or 9.1?
I agree some regression testing here would be nice. Michael???