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Intel Pushes A Bunch Of Broadwell Code Into Coreboot

Intel Linux developers have landed a lot of Broadwell enablement code into Coreboot.
27 March 2015 - Broadwell Coreboot - 10 Comments

Intel Will Be Turning NIR On By Default In Their Mesa Driver

Intel is planning to enable the NIR intermediate representation by default within their open-source Mesa Linux graphics driver.
19 March 2015 - Intel NIR - 8 Comments

Intel Adds HEVC Encode API To VA-API

Intel previously committed an H.265 / HEVC video decoding API to the video acceleration VA-API interface. The Intel VA-API developers have now complemented that by adding a HEVC encode API to this open-source GPU-based video acceleration library.
19 March 2015 - H.265 Encode - 6 Comments

More Intel Skylake Graphics PCI IDs Get Revealed

Intel's open-source Linux development crew continues working on next-generation Skylake hardware support in a steadfast manner.
16 March 2015 - Intel Skylake PCI IDs - 9 Comments

Intel Trace Hub Support Coming To Linux

Intel has published a patch-set adding support for Intel's Trace Hub to the Linux kernel for carrying out full system debugging.
7 March 2015 - Intel Trace Hub - 1 Comment

Intel Has More Graphics Driver Code Ready For Linux 4.1

Just one week after Intel sent in their initial DRM driver updates for Linux 4.1, a second pull request has been submitted with more DRM graphics driver changes queued up for Linux 4.1.
6 March 2015 - Linux 4.1 - 11 Comments

Valve Developed An Intel Linux Vulkan GPU Driver

For helping out ISVs and game developers test out their initial Vulkan code, they developed their own Intel Vulkan GPU graphics driver for Linux that they intend to open-source.
5 March 2015 - Valve Vulkan Driver - 156 Comments

Linux 3.19, 3.20/4.0 Doesn't Do Much For Intel HD 5500 Performance

Yesterday I ran some benchmarks from the new Core i3 Broadwell NUC to see how the latest Mesa Git affects the OpenGL performance for the Core i3 5010U chip with HD Graphics 5500. Today I'm complementing that testing to see if the latest Linux kernel Git makes any difference for this low-end, low-power Broadwell chip.
15 February 2015 - HD Graphics 5500 - 5 Comments

Intel Already Has Graphics Code For Testing For Linux 3.21/Linux 4.1

While we're only in the middle of the Linux 3.20 kernel, for what might still be called Linux 4.0, Intel already has updated DRM driver code for testing that will not be merged until Linux 3.21 (or what might also be known as Linux 4.1).
14 February 2015 - Intel DRM Testing - 4 Comments

The Intel Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 3.20

As usual, the next version of the Linux kernel will bring a number of prominent changes to Intel's open-source DRM graphics driver.
12 February 2015 - DRM Intel 3.20 - 2 Comments

Skylake Core M Chips To Start Shipping In H2'2015

Intel will begin shipping their first Skylake chips in the second half of this year.
12 February 2015 - Intel Skylake Core M - 8 Comments

Intel ILO Gallium3D Driver Updated For Broadwell

While Intel's official Mesa DRI driver has supported "Gen8" Broadwell graphics for many months, today the support for these latest-generation HD/Iris Graphics processors landed within the unofficial ILO Gallium3D driver.
11 February 2015 - ILO Gen8 - 6 Comments

Intel X.Org Driver Enables Render-Nodes By Default For DRI3

While we're still waiting on xf86-video-intel 3.0 to finally be released after the better part of two years in development, Chris Wilson continues piling on new functionality for the Intel X.Org driver.
10 February 2015 - xf86-video-intel - 1 Comment

Intel Iris Graphics Performance On Linux 3.19 Shows Some Regressions

For any Intel Haswell Linux users with Iris Graphics thinking of switching to the Linux 3.19 kernel when it's released in what might just be a few hours, be forewarned as testing this weekend revealed there looks to be an OpenGL performance regression attributed to this new kernel.
8 February 2015 - Linux 3.19 Haswell - 5 Comments

Intel Core i3 5010U NUC5i3RYB Broadwell Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

A few days back I shared A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit. Since then I've run some of the first Linux benchmarks from this Intel NUC with Core i3 5010U "Broadwell" processor.
8 February 2015 - Core i3 5010U Broadwell + NUC5i3RYB - 3 Comments

Intel Mesa Driver Picks Up Support For OpenGL Memory Barriers

A set of fourteen patches were published today for the Intel Mesa DRI driver for implementing glMemoryBarrier() as needed by OpenGL 4.2 and newer.
6 February 2015 - glMemoryBarrier() - 1 Comment

A Five Year Old NVIDIA GPU Can Still Beat Broadwell HD Graphics 5500

I'm still benchmarking many laptops around here with the current build of Ubuntu 15.04 as part of my large forthcoming laptop comparison pitted against the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Intel Broadwell processor. For another perspective on the Broadwell HD Graphics 5500 OpenGL performance, here's a laptop comparison against an old ThinkPad with discrete NVIDIA graphics.
3 February 2015 - OpenGL Comparison - 38 Comments

Intel Broadwell-U P-State vs. ACPI CPUFreq Scaling Linux Performance

As some extra Broadwell Linux performance numbers this morning, here's some brief test results for the Intel Core i7 5600U when testing the Intel P-State vs. ACPI CPUFreq frequency scaling drivers and the different scaling governors.
28 January 2015 - Frequency Scaling Drivers - 12 Comments

Intel Broadwell On Linux Has Working OpenCL 1.2, VP8 Video Acceleration

In the past few days when begining to deliver a number of initial Linux tests from Intel's new Broadwell processors, a number of Phoronix readers have inquired about the OpenCL and VA-API support for the new hardware.
27 January 2015 - OpenCL & VA-API - 18 Comments

Compare Your Linux System To The i7-5600U Broadwell X1 Carbon ThinkPad

The third-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon continues running well under Linux with its new Intel Core i7 5600U "Broadwell" processor sporting HD Graphics 5500. I'm enjoying this new ultrabook a lot and have been pushing it very hard for days with various Linux benchmarks.
26 January 2015 - Intel Core i7 5600U - 21 Comments

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