New ARM X.Org Driver Promises Better Performance

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2013-Feb-01 | Tags: benchmarkdevelopmentdriver

Linux on ARMWhile xf86-video-sunxifb sounds like an old X.Org driver from the Sun Microsystems days for some obscure SPARC system, this driver is a fork of the xf86-video-mali DDX driver. What makes this ARM X.Org graphics driver interesting is that it promises better performance on the Allwinner A10/A13 SoC compared to the ARM vendor's official driver.

Siarhei Siamashka wrote today on GitHub about this new xf86-video-sunxifb driver he's been developing. The Allwinner A10/A13 SoCs bear ARM Mali 400 graphics and there is the xf86-video-mali DDX that's open-source and then the closed-source Mali library for OpenGL ES / 3D support.


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