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After yesterday delivering some early Linux 3.15 benchmarks using an Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon graphics, here's some brief and RC1-stage tests looking at Intel "Haswell" HD Graphics 4600 with the new kernel.
17 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 5 Comments
Based upon recent open-source Intel Linux graphics driver patches, the high-end Intel Broadwell "GT3" graphics core will feature dual BSD rings for video decoding.
16 April 2014 - Video
A few days ago I wrote about Intel adding Cherryview support to their Mesa 3D driver and now waking up this morning they have dropped a huge patch bomb that implements Cherryview Atom support within their DRM kernel driver. We now have a much better understanding for the Cherryview graphics hardware capabilities for when these Atom SoCs begin to ship in some months down the road.
9 April 2014 - Cherryview - 9 Comments
After yesterday's article explaining how-to upgrade the Linux kernel and Mesa/X.Org drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I ran some benchmarks from an Intel Atom E3825 Bay Trail system to see whether the newer kernel and Mesa components made a difference for the low-end, low-power hardware compared to what's being shipped by default in Ubuntu 14.04.
6 April 2014 - Intel Atom - 4 Comments
At the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China, Intel has announced Braswell as a new processor to succeed Bay Trail within low-end PCs, laptops, and Chromebooks.
3 April 2014 - Braswell - 7 Comments
Intel has lined up many exciting open-source graphics driver improvements for their DRM kernel module with the Linux 3.15 release.
1 April 2014 - Intel HD Graphics
Support for the latest Advanced Vector Extensions will be supported by the next Linux kernel release.
31 March 2014 - AVX-512 - 1 Comment
For those Intel owners -- namely those with vintage Intel hardware -- the days of using user-space mode-setting (UMS) for the open-source Linux graphics driver are running out.
31 March 2014 - User-Space Mode-Setting - 4 Comments
30 March 2014 - SIMD - 52 Comments
Cherryview Atom SoCs aren't being released for several months but the first bits of hardware enablement have landed within the open-source Mesa 3D Linux graphics driver. Cherryview with the Cherry Trail platform is the next-generation successor to the wonderful Bay Trail hardware.
29 March 2014 - Cherryview - 8 Comments
Intel was at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit this week promoting Tizen's In-Vehicle Infotainment initiatives for having a Linux-based Wayland environment within automobiles.
28 March 2014 - Tizen - 2 Comments
FBC (Frame-Buffer Compression) support within Intel's DRM graphics driver for Linux can lead to power-savings, but it still isn't turned on by default.
25 March 2014 - FBC
A series of commits hitting Mesa's mainline Git this afternoon offer up some multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) improvements for the Intel open-source graphics driver.
24 March 2014 - Mesa DRI - 1 Comment
While there have been pre-releases of the xf86-video-intel 3.0 X.Org driver going back to last September, it's still not ready to be released, but a new feature update was made available.
20 March 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.911 - 2 Comments
Intel Linux developers have enabled EWA Anisotropic Filtering support within their Mesa 3D driver after discovering their classic AF support might have not been working.
18 March 2014 - Mesa Linux - 1 Comment
Intel's Haihao Xiang has announced the VA-API 1.3.0 pre1 release. The big theme of VA-API 1.3 is VP8 and Broadwell support.
18 March 2014 - VA-API 1.3 - 4 Comments
Intel developers have announced the release of intel-gpu-tools 1.6, for developers and others testing Intel's Linux graphics driver stack.
14 March 2014 - intel-gpu-tools
Intel Mesa developers have added support to their open-source Mesa Linux graphics driver for the GL_INTEL_performance_query extension, which is yet another OpenGL extension exposing performance diagnostic information.
12 March 2014 - OpenGL Extension
For those curious about the performance of Intel's "Quark" x86 SoC for very low-power applications, including wearable devices, here's some benchmarks of Debian on their Galileo development board.
9 March 2014 - Quark - 7 Comments
The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T is a Haswell-based Intel ultrabook that I have found to be quite interesting and will be carrying out a large number of Linux tests (and Windows 8.1 vs. Linux benchmarks) from this laptop that sports Intel Iris Graphics 5100, dual SSDs, and other impressive features.
8 March 2014 - Haswell - 25 Comments
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