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Intel Might Actually Be Done With OpenGL 4.4 In Mesa

It was just last week that Intel crossed OpenGL 4.2 in Mesa and earlier today the needed Intel OpenGL 4.3 patches landed while tonight there are patches pending for the OpenGL 4.4 changes for Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver.

24 May 2016 - OpenGL 4.4 Mesa - 30 Comments
Intel's P-State Driver Does Seem To Be In Bad Shape On Linux 4.6~4.7

A few days ago when delivering benchmarks of the new CPUFreq "Schedutil" governor in Linux 4.7 the P-State comparison results on this Git kernel looked particularly terrible. I've since done some P-State tests on the same system using the Linux 4.5 and 4.6 kernels that further point towards a regression having taken place.

24 May 2016 - P-State Woes - 12 Comments
Intel Is Getting Very Close With Its Last Extension For OpenGL 4.3

For Broadwell hardware and newer, this week marked the milestone of the Intel Mesa driver exposing OpenGL 4.2 support. However, they are only one extension away from OpenGL 4.3 compliance for the newer Intel graphics hardware and a new version of that patch-set was just posted.

21 May 2016 - robust_buffer_access_behavior - 12 Comments
Intel SNA vs. Modesetting GLAMOR - DDX Benchmarks

Following all of the Intel 3D graphics tests this week for DRM-Next code for Linux 4.7, Mesa 11.3-devel, and more, there's been a few readers requesting a fresh xf86-video-intel vs. xf86-video-modesetting comparison.

20 May 2016 - DDX Tests - 21 Comments
Mesa 11.3 Isn't A Game Changer For Intel's Haswell

OpenGL tests I published yesterday show that Intel Broadwell graphics are much faster with Mesa 11.3 -- and that's on top of the newly-minted OpenGL 4.2 support -- but the same can't be said for Haswell.

19 May 2016 - Haswell + Mesa 11.3 - 3 Comments
Using Intel's Xeon Phi Under Linux

If you are fortunate enough to get your hands on one of Intel's Xeon Phi co-processors based on their Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, it can run fairly well under Linux.

13 May 2016 - Xeon Phi With Gentoo - 15 Comments
Intel Loses Another Longtime Open-Source Graphics Driver Developer

When working on the story this week about Intel Is Preparing A Major Restructuring Of Their Graphics Driver, I found out another bit of information worth relaying: a longtime contributor to the Intel Linux graphics driver stack has left the company to focus on a new venture.

12 May 2016 - Jesse Barnes - 9 Comments
FP64 / OpenGL 4.2 Is Close To Being Finished Up In Intel Mesa

The latest patches from Igalia have been published for finishing up the ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 implementation within Intel's Mesa driver, which would bring it into supporting OpenGL 4.2 (thanks to the other extensions already being completed) for the latest generations of Intel hardware.

12 May 2016 - Intel Mesa i965 - 8 Comments
Intel Decides To Let Go Of Broxton

Broxton was to be Intel's 2016 Atom SoC platform for phones and tablets. Broxton was to be using 14nm Goldmont CPU cores and Skylake graphics, but now it's no more.

2 May 2016 - No More Broxton - 59 Comments

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