Intel Broadwell Graphics Are Much Faster With Mesa 11.3

Not only is there now OpenGL 4.2 support for Intel’s Mesa driver but also as part of the massive Mesa 11.3 release in development there are OpenGL performance improvements too, at least for newer Broadwell hardware.

I just finished running some Mesa 11.2 vs. 11.3-dev comparison tests from the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Core i7 5600U Broadwell processor sporting HD Graphics 5500.