Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 13th May 2009 01:18 UTC
Benchmarks Phoronix, known for their various speed tests and reviews, compared the latest in Ubuntu and what, until recently, used to be the lastest in Mac OS X with 29 different benchmarking tests. Some of the results were rather interesting.
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intel on linux isnt a great comparison
by ideasman42 on Wed 13th May 2009 01:29 UTC
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Ok, so you can justify testing graphics on linux with an intel card just because most people have intel cards but its not secret that intel drivers (whilst being opensource and improving blah blah), are nowhere near as good as intel drivers on other OSX or Windows.

Even so its fair to say that this benchmark shows exactly how poor intel performance on linux/ubuntu is so maybe this might do some good to kick the xorgintel driver team into making some better drivers.

The thing that gets my goat is that this benchmark and the comments that go with it suggest that linux has poor graphics performance in general which simply isnt true - animation studios and people doing serious 3D graphics work use linux, mostly with NVidia graphics sinec their support is way better then intel and amd.

Edited 2009-05-13 01:31 UTC

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