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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Expect the decent, open-source, 3D drvier for ATI chips to follow within a month or so.

Intel had open specs and open drivers for far longer than ATI, the chip is simpler AND they actually have paid developers for the xorg driver. The intel driver is probably the best maintained driver for xorg right now.

The result?

The benchmark here clearly shows that the result is not what you would expect, the performance is awful. Comparing my hp box at work, the graphics performance are actually better in vista than linux with the xorg-intel driver, even after tuning the driver parameter for migration heuristics (which did a HUGE difference).

Compare this to the nvidia binary blob, which gives me the opposite result on another box. ATI is in an unusable state at the moment (I'm not taking sides with any graphic vendor, that's just a fact).

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2008-04-17 Intel drivers were suffering from a *BUG*.

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