OpenSWR High Performance Software Rasterizer Lands In Mesa
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 2 March 2016 at 09:20 PM EST. 24 Comments
MESA --
Intel's OpenSWR high-performance software rasterizer that's an alternative to LLVMpipe has landed in mainline Mesa.

OpenSWR is a performant software rasterizer developed by Intel that in their workloads is much faster than using LLVMpipe for rendering OpenGL on x86 CPUs. If this is your first time hearing about OpenSWR, read our earlier articles on the matter: Intel Is Making A High-Performance Software Rasterizer For Mesa and OpenSWR High-Performance Software Rasterizer Revised For Mesa.

As of tonight, the code is in Mesa with more than 50k lines of new code between the driver and rasterizer. This new work will be found in Mesa 11.3 for release this summer.

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