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LLVMpipe & Compiz 0.9 Still Don't Play Along

Aug 20, 2010, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"LLVMpipe is an especially interesting Gallium3D driver since it allows accelerating the state trackers atop any modern CPU, but for any close to decent level of performance when using OpenGL you need a hefty multi-core CPU (here's some LLVMpipe benchmarks just from last week) that supports the latest SSE4 instructions as well. While some OpenGL games will run with LLVMpipe and the performance of this driver that leverages the Low-Level Virtual Machine is much faster and better than Mesa's old software rasterizer or the Gallium3D Softpipe driver, Compiz nor the GNOME Shell (and most other compositing window managers) yet work with this driver.

"LLVMpipe fails with the GNOME Shell and Compiz..."

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