Intel Graphics Mature Greatly With The Linux Kernel

As a prelude to the forthcoming Windows 7 vs. OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks that are looking at how Intel OpenGL graphics compare between the operating systems, here’s some Intel Sandy Bridge benchmarks that provide a historical look at how the Linux kernel — and upgrades to the Intel Direct Rendering Manager driver within the kernel — have matured over time. On average, the Intel Linux graphics performance is up about 30% over the course of the past few kernel releases this year.

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