Preview: Intel's Open-Source Driver Can Beat Mac OS X
Posted on: 01/24/2012 04:50 PM

Phoronix takes a look at Intel Sandy Bridge graphics under Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" and Ubuntu Linux

Preview: Intel's Open-Source Driver Can Beat Mac OS X


Thanks to recent advancements by Intel's Open-Source Technology Center, the open-source Linux graphics driver not only supports more OpenGL 3.0 functionality than Apple's Intel graphics driver for Mac OS X, but the performance is more competitive. In some cases, the OpenGL performance is now superior under Linux with the open-source driver that is developed by Intel in conjunction with the free software community. This article is looking at the performance of Intel Sandy Bridge graphics under Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" and Ubuntu Linux.



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