Linux and SandyBridge, the CPU portion is certainly working well
Subject: Processors | January 28, 2011 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A caller left a voicemail asking if Linux will support SandyBridge's GPU on PC Perspective Podcast #138 and we directed him to a certain Intel blog post. Over at Phoronix they are still trying to get the GPU acceleration to work perfectly, so far with mixed results. That has not stopped them from benchmarking the CPU portion, which shows no problems at all with SandyBridge. The results they achieved are quite impressive, it seems that Linux gets along just fine with H67 and P67 boards with LGA1155 CPUs. Hopefully the Intel HD graphics achieve stability soon.
"Earlier this month Intel released their first "Sandy Bridge" processors to much excitement. However,
for Linux users seeking to utilize the next-generation Intel HD graphics found on these new CPUs, it
meant problems. Up to this point we have largely been looking at the graphics side of Sandy Bridge, and
while we have yet to publish any results there due to some isolated issues, on the CPU side its Linux
experience and performance has been nothing short of incredible. Here are the first Linux benchmarks of
the Intel Core i5 2500K processor."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge CPU @ Techware Labs
- AMD Phenom II X4
975 Black Edition 3.6 GHz Socket AM3 Processor Review @ PCSTATS
- Intel Core i5-2500K LGA 1155 “Sandy Bridge” Processor Review @ ThinkComputers
- Sandy Bridge, Part 4: Core
i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K CPUs @ SPCR
i7-2600K CPU Review @ Hardware Secrets
Efficient Sandy Bridge: Intel Core i5-2400S CPU @ X-bit Labs
- Mobile CPU Comparison
Guide Rev. 6.6 @ TechARP
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