GMA500 vs. G3 software render

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri May 4 21:56:17 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-05-04 at 11:37 -0700, John Reiser wrote:
> On 05/03/2012 07:05 AM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > My personal opinion is that Core and up are pretty tolerable and anything less kind of isn't but also already kind of wasn't.  But I no longer really have any idea whether my threshold for acceptable interactivity matches that of anyone else.  Nor do I own any of the non-free Intel kit - on the
> > grounds of not rewarding Intel's duplicity - so I have no real idea what it's like there either.
> On Apple Macintosh Mini, 1.6GHz Core Duo (2 CPU, sse, sse2; but i686 only)
> with Intel 945GM graphics (i915 driver) [5-year old first "Mac-tel"], glxgears
> stutters horribly.  FPS averages between 5 and 9, although some spurts of 15
> or so can be seen.  The text output says to expect frame rate synchronized
> with refresh, but this is nowhere near the case.
> On Apple Macintosh Mini, 2.3GHz Core i5-2415M (2 CPU, x86_64, hyperthreading capable)
> with PCI 8086:0126 "2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
> Controller (rev 09)" [the currently-shipping Apple model] (i915 driver),
> glxgears is sync'ed perfectly to the refresh (about 59.88 FPS).

When ajax says 'proprietary Intel hardware' he's talking about the
Poulsbo stuff (GMA500/600). but thanks for the report! seems odd that
glxgears would be so slow on the Mac Mini, I can't think of a reason for
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