[ubuntu-x] review in phoronix: "The [new] Intel Linux Driver Kills The Netbook Experience [but it's improving]"

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Wed Jul 15 17:37:15 BST 2009

"Beginning with the Java 2D Microbenchmark, the vector graphics
performance was many times better under OpenSolaris 2009.06. However,
the reason for this is quite simple. OpenSolaris 2009.06 continues to
use all of the older X.Org/Mesa packages that were released previous
to all of the invasive work that was done for the Graphics Execution
Manager, DRI2, and kernel mode-setting. For months in many articles we
have been talking about how the Intel 2D/3D performance has been
drastically degraded and The Intel Linux Driver Kills The Netbook
Experience. With Ubuntu 9.04 using the newer (bugged) Intel code while
OpenSolaris is lagging behind with the X/Mesa packages is actually of
benefit to Sun, but hopefully by the time the next OpenSolaris release
rolls around (and Ubuntu 9.10), all of these Intel issues will be
corrected. Some of the performance issues are in fact already
corrected in their latest kernel, DDX, and Mesa code."

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