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The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel Graphics

Apr 30, 2010, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"We are still working on the first part of our Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS benchmarks that are set to be published early next week, but so far there is one easy conclusion to draw from the completed tests: Intel's Linux graphics driver is still no match to the Intel Windows driver.

"As mentioned yesterday, seven different systems are being used for this testing to get a good idea for the true performance of the different platforms rather than being bound to one or two different sets of CPUs and GPUs. On the system we used to represent Intel graphics was an Intel Core i3 530 quad-core processor that sports Intel's newest integrated graphics processor, which is embedded onto the CPU.

"We used the official Windows and Linux 3D drivers from Intel, which was their GMA 15.​17.​3.​64.​2104 on Windows and their Intel-Ubuntu stack on Ubuntu 10.04 with Mesa 7.7.1 and the Linux 2.6.33 DRM. The Intel Linux driver has supported the Clarkdale/Arrandale graphics long before the first products shipped."

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