mesa 20.0Publication date: 10 Mar 2020
Affected Mageia releases : 7
This update provides an upgrade to mesa 20.0 branch, currently based on 20.0.1. Note that beginning with mesa 20, the 'new' 3D driver called 'iris' for recent Intel hardware (Gen8+), based on the Gallium driver framework is now the default driver. The reason for this is that iris is significantly more efficient than i965. Recent benchmarking shows that it's roughly 5-10% faster at many actual applications. In simple CPU overhead tests, iris can issue 5-20x as many draw calls per second as i965. The upstream hope is that this lower overhead will translate to better laptop battery life and higher performance. For other changes in this update, see the referenced relnotes.