Now that I finally have Sandy Bridge graphics working under
Linux, thanks to another H67 motherboard and Core i5 2500K processor
from Intel that don't exhibit the earlier problems, there's many Linux
benchmarks available. Overall the Core i5 2500K graphics under Linux
with the latest kernel / DDX / Mesa are fast, for being Intel integrated
graphics and much improved over their previous generations of hardware.
But how do these first-cut Intel Linux Sandy Bridge drivers compare to
the drivers of the same age under Windows? In this article are
benchmarks comparing the Intel Core i5 2500K graphics performance under
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and Ubuntu 10.10.