The day started out for us by looking at the performance impact of using greedy migration heuristics with Intel graphics
as well as taking another look at their driver's UXA performance. After that article was published, we had benchmarks from the Linux 2.6.30-rc2 kernel
that showed 2D/3D Intel performance improvements
. The third Intel item today was then Intel announcing the release of the G45 hardware documentation
that was four volumes and more than 1,000 pages of technical documentations. Well, the fourth and final item tonight is the release of the xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 driver.
A new 2.7 driver test release
came less than a week ago, but tonight we have received the 2.7.0 final announcement from Carl Worth. The xf86-video-intel 2.7 driver has SDVO-TV support, basic SDVO-LVDS support, tear-free X-Video support, and various other DDX driver fixes. There are also improvements in this quarterly Intel driver update for DRI2
, kernel mode-setting
, and UXA
(the UMA Acceleration Architecture).
The detailed xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 driver release announcement by Carl Worth can be found on the X.Org mailing list
. Carl has done a nice job in this release announcement of detailing some of the most prominently fixed bugs, known issues, and more.