Legacy Radeon Gallium3D Performance Drops On Mesa 9.2
Phoronix: Legacy Radeon Gallium3D Performance Drops On Mesa 9.2
It's been a while since delivering any benchmarks from legacy ATI/AMD Radeon hardware like the X1000 (R500) series on Linux. However, with the release of Mesa 9.2 from late August, here are new benchmarks of the Radeon X1000 series GPUs on the open-source Radeon "R300g" Gallium3D graphics driver.
same applies to Intel GM945 Graphics. its now OpenGL 2.1 capable, but slow as hell. everything with some sort of blurr is a pain in the *** alt+tab, i.e. power button or the usual way to turn off the laptop.
slightly off topic but: would it make sense for newer CPUs for instance (or GM945 users) to compile, kernel and mesa (and with it hopefully the llvmpipe) via apt-build to provide all the power your CPU can offer? Why apt build? Simply to provide a simple and automated way to install self-compiled binaries?