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Intel Haswell Graphics Benchmarks From Linux 3.15

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

Intel Broadwell GT3 Graphics Have Dual BSD Rings

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

Intel Publishes Full Linux Driver Support For Cherryview

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

Running Linux 3.14 + Mesa 10.2 With Intel's Bay Trail On Ubuntu

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

Intel Announces "Braswell" For Chromebooks, Low-End PCs

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

The Exciting Intel DRM Driver Changes For Linux 3.15

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

AVX-512 CPU Support Added To Linux 3.15 Kernel

Support for the latest Advanced Vector Extensions will be supported by the next Linux kernel release.
31 March 2014 - AVX-512 - 1 Comment

Intel UMS Support To Be Eliminated In Linux 3.16 Kernel

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

SIMD JavaScript Support Added To Firefox, Under Review For Chrome

One of Intel's latest open-source adventures has been adding support for SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) instructions to JavaScript.
30 March 2014 - SIMD - 52 Comments

Intel Adds Initial Cherryview Support To Their Linux 3D Driver

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 Keeps Using Tizen IVI To Push Linux, Wayland Into Cars

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

Intel Frame-Buffer Compression Still Not On By Default

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

Intel Lands Some MSAA Mesa Performance Improvements

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

Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Lands Yet More Changes

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 Fixes Anisotropic Filtering For Their OpenGL Mesa Driver

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

VA-API 1.3 Readies Broadwell Support, Adds VP8 Decoding

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 GPU Tools 1.6 Brings Broadwell Tests, Updated Android Support

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 Hook-Up GL_INTEL_performance_query

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

Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Quark X1000 On The Galileo Board

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

My New Linux Ultrabook: The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T

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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