The past year has brought several invasive changes to the
Intel Linux graphics stack with the introduction of the Graphics
Execution Manager for GPU memory management within the kernel, support
for the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2, and kernel mode-setting
finally getting ready to enter the limelight. How though has the work
this year affected the overall performance of Intel integrated graphics
on Linux? In this article we have run a few benchmarks that show where
the driver was at a few months ago and where it is today.