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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 - 5 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 - 23 Comments
It's been a while since last hearing anything on the matter of atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping, but the work is still being done for the Linux kernel by Intel engineers.
8 March 2014 - Mode-Setting - 9 Comments
Intel developers of the Open-Source Technology Center are working on Dynamic Refresh Rate Switching (DRRS) support for Linux.
7 March 2014 - Intel - 1 Comment
While the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window won't be open for a few more weeks, Intel has already queued up another batch of DRM graphics driver updates for this next major kernel version.
3 March 2014 - Linux 3.15
For distribution vendors or those fortunate to have early access to Intel's forthcoming Broadwell processors, there's a temporary DRM kernel driver branch that provides new features and changes over what's currently found in the upstream Linux kernel or the drm-intel development branch.
25 February 2014 - Broadwell
The "ILO" Gallium3D driver that is an alternative open-source Intel Linux HD Graphics driver built around Gallium3D, continues being refined.
23 February 2014 - ILO Gallium3D
The Intel Mesa driver now has working support for the performance-boosting HiZ feature with next-generation Broadwell processors and their much-improved HD Graphics.
19 February 2014 - HiZ - 1 Comment
It was just yesterday I was writing about improvements being made to Beignet, Intel's open-source OpenCL implementation for their Linux graphics stack, while today there's been the surprise release of Beignet 0.8.
12 February 2014 - Beignet - 2 Comments
Intel's Beignet open-source OpenCL implementation for their Linux graphics driver now switches to LLVM/Clang 3.5 as its preferred version.
11 February 2014 - Beignet - 12 Comments
The xf86-video-intel 2.99.910 driver was released today as the latest X.Org 3.0 pre-release DDX.
10 February 2014 - Bug-Fixing - 4 Comments
Well, it turns out the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver developers are no longer interested in having an LLVM back-end for their graphics driver.
8 February 2014 - Intel LLVM - 49 Comments
While the Linux 3.14-rc1 kernel is less than one week old, Intel developers are already hard at work on open-source DRM graphics driver improvements that will not land until Linux 3.15.
7 February 2014 - drm-intel-testing
Last month I shared work being done by Intel on supporting OpenGL compute shaders within Mesa as needed with the ARB_compute_shader extension. That work is now starting to hit Mesa Git master.
5 February 2014 - ARB_compute_shader - 1 Comment
The xf86-video-intel DDX driver had a brown paper bag update on Saturday.
1 February 2014 - GLAMOR X-Video - 17 Comments
Intel's exciting "Bay Trail" Atom platform is now supported by Coreboot! This is great news since this Atom SoC is exciting for its use of in-house HD Graphics and also since this signals a Bay Trail Chromebook coming soon.
1 February 2014 - Intel Bay Trail - 5 Comments
Intel Broadwell graphics support on Linux should be in good shape when using the Linux 3.14 kernel and the next Mesa release (likely what will be known as Mesa 10.1).
1 February 2014 - Broadwell PCI IDs
Chris Wilson ended up releasing xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 today although he had hoped the previous release candidate would have been the last prior to the official xf86-video-intel 3.0 X.Org driver release.
1 February 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 - 12 Comments
While Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors will have proper graphics driver support with the Linux 3.14 kernel (and updated user-space components), for those concerned about power usage, there's still some very important bits that do not look like they will land until at least the Linux 3.15 kernel.
29 January 2014 - Power Savings - 1 Comment
For those current users of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS curious about how the performance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be if upgrading, I've been in the process of running some preview benchmarks to share the current situation of the Trusty Tahr in its present development form. Some early results to share this weekend run a few OpenGL benchmarks while comparing the state of Ubuntu 12.04.3 to Ubuntu 14.04 right now when using Intel "Ivy Bridge" HD Graphics 4000.
25 January 2014 - Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL
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