Intel Linux 4.6 Graphics Updates Have FBC/PSR, More Atomic Display Work
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 10 March 2016 at 08:06 AM EST. 1 Comment
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With Linux 4.5 expected this weekend, Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has offered a glimpse of what's coming with the i915 graphics driver changes of Linux 4.6.

We've already covered many of the Intel graphics changes of Linux 4.6 like frame-buffer compression and panel self refresh by default, but his blog post today is a nice, quick summary if you're behind on your reading.

Besides FBC and PSR by default, there is still more ongoing atomic display support, more runtime power management work, pixel clock limit checks, display planes related work, VBT DSI v3 descriptions, fixes on the GEM memory management side, and ADS for GuC. Read all about it via this blog post.
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