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  • 126 Changes To The Intel Driver + New VA Back-End

    Phoronix: 126 Changes To The Intel Driver + New VA Back-End

    Intel's Chris Wilson released xf86-video-intel 2.16.902 over the weekend, which brings 126 changes since the last release candidate less than three weeks ago. There's also a new VA-API video acceleration back-end to report on...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAxNDk

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    Encoding support?

    This was mentioned a while ago for sandy bridge, but I guess it's still on the to-do list. Having it would be really awesome.

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    • #3
      There are test apps included, but those have been slower than x264 fastest profile when i tested it with an i7-2600.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kano View Post
        There are test apps included, but those have been slower than x264 fastest profile when i tested it with an i7-2600.
        Are you sure it was using the "dsp"? Did you happen to notice if the cpu usage was lower while encoding? Also, how did the result look?

        Best/Liam

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          h264 vaapi acceleration for gm45

          Is it ready yet?

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          • #6
            This looks like it will be a great release.

            Will the new SNA architecture benefit older chips? For example the intel ironlake graphics I have on my laptop, its on die graphics like sandybridge and only 1 generation older.

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