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Intel's Broadwell Delayed: Good News For Linux Users?

During Intel's quarterly earnings call this week it was warned that Broadwell, the successor to Haswell, has been delayed due to a manufacturing problem. But is this actually somewhat refreshing news to Linux users?
16 October 2013 - Intel Broadwell - 4 Comments

Intel SNA Performance Of Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell

A few days back I delivered Linux OpenGL benchmarks of many different Intel graphics processors spanning the Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell generations. In this article are complementary Intel 2D benchmarks of the various generations of Intel processors using the now-default SNA acceleration architecture.
13 October 2013 - Intel SNA 2D

Intel Begins Pushing "Merrifield" Linux Patches

In the preceding days Intel has begun making public a number of Linux kernel patches for supporting their yet-to-be-released Merrifield chip.
10 October 2013 - Intel Merrifield - 7 Comments

Intel X.Org 3.0 Driver To Get One More Feature

Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released the xf86-video-intel 2.99.904 driver today to wrap up all the bug-fixes that landed in the past week and to say there's one more feature planned to be completed for the 3.0 release.
9 October 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.904 - 1 Comment

Haswell's Resource Streamer Still Being Poked On Linux

Patches are still baking to enable the use of Haswell's Resource Streamer by the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The resource streamer that's new to Haswell processors have the ability of accelerating certain commands that otherwise take time on the CPU.
9 October 2013 - Resource Streamer

Intel Core i7 4960X "Ivy Bridge-E" Is A Beauty On Linux

The Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition processor is Intel's new $1000+ CPU built atop their "Ivy Bridge" architecture and features six physical cores plus Hyper Threading. The i7-4960X is running at 3.6GHz with a 4.0GHz Turbo Frequency and is all around a super-fast processor. Under Linux, the performance is fantastic and it runs great on modern Linux distributions.
5 October 2013 - Core i7 4960X - 5 Comments

Intel Merges HDMI Stereo/3D, New Code

Intel has already queued up a fair amount of changes for their DRM graphics driver in the yet-to-be-started Linux 3.13 kernel, but there's even more work ahead. A new set of patches were pushed into the Intel DRM driver's kernel testing branch with a lot of "cool stuff" according to its developers.
4 October 2013 - Linux 3.13 Fun - 2 Comments

SNA Continues To Be Far Better Than UXA, GLAMOR

Intel's Chris Wilson has shared new performance data of UXA vs. GLAMOR vs. his prized SNA acceleration architecture for Intel 2D acceleration on the Linux desktop. To no incredible surprise, SNA is far better than UXA and GLAMOR for an Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor.
1 October 2013 - SNA Benchmarks - 26 Comments

Intel Steps Closer To 3.0 X.Org Driver Release

Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has released the xf86-video-intel 2.99.903 as the latest 3.0 pre-release for their X.Org driver.
29 September 2013 - xf86-video-intel - 2 Comments

Intel Queues Up More Graphics Changes For Linux 3.13

There's still several more weeks until the Linux 3.12 kernel release, but Intel's open-source developers already have a number of changes queued up for Linux 3.13.
27 September 2013 - Linux 3.13 Kernel

Intel Is Still Working On Linux Power Capping

It's been a while since last hearing anything from Intel engineers about their proposed Power Capping Framework or Running Average Power Limit driver for the Linux kernel, but that changed today. New patches have been released for the power monitoring and limiting kernel code.
19 September 2013 - Intel Power Use

Intel Finally Releases Updated GPU Tools

It's been a while since Intel last updated their open-source GPU Tools package, but they have now put out the intel-gpu-tools 1.4 release along with a commitment to push out new releases on a quarterly basis.
17 September 2013 - Intel GPU Tools 1.4 - 3 Comments

Intel Atom "Silvermont" Gets LLVM Compiler Updates

Following this week's Intel Atom Silvermont / Bay Trail launch and my notes about Intel Bay Trail / Silvermont Linux support, improvements for the new Atom SoCs have been committed to the LLVM tree.
14 September 2013 - Intel Silvermont

Ivy Bridge-E Benchmarks Are Appealing For Linux

Intel recently released the Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processors and the benchmark results are incredible.
14 September 2013 - Ivy Bridge Extreme - 7 Comments

Intel Bay Trail / Silvermont Linux Hardware Support

In the months ahead there's going to be a variety of tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and other low-power systems running off Intel Atom Bay Trail / Silvermont SoCs that were announced yesterday. While the new Atoms are exciting for their use of in-house HD Graphics and low-power design, how's the Linux support?
12 September 2013 - Intel Linux Hardware - 2 Comments

Intel Formally Launches Bay Trail (a.k.a. "Valley View")

It's IDF week in San Francisco and Intel has formerly unveiled their Bay Trail SoCs. The forthcoming low-power Intel hardware has what's got excited in recent months on the mobile/tablet front since it features in-house Intel HD graphics over licensed graphics IP from Imagination and their PowerVR family.
11 September 2013 - Bay Trail - 6 Comments

Luc Verhaegen Comments On Intel/Mir Politics

Luc Verhaegen, the former RadeonHD graphics driver developer at SUSE and now working on the Lima project for reverse-engineering ARM Mali graphics, has shared his thoughts on the recent developments surrounding Intel backing out their XMir driver support.
10 September 2013 - Luc's Thoughts - 59 Comments

Mesa 9.3 Git Tests From Intel Haswell HD Graphics

In preparation for running Intel Haswell Gallium3D benchmarks, this weekend I ran some fresh Mesa 9.1.6 vs. 9.2.0 vs. 9.3-devel tests on an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" system with HD Graphics 4600.
8 September 2013 - Mesa 9.3-devel - 3 Comments

Haswell GPU Support Comes To Intel Gallium3D

The "Ilo" driver that began targeting Sandy/Ivy Bridge graphics support on the Gallium3D architecture in mainline Mesa now has initial support for Haswell graphics.
7 September 2013 - Ilo Gallium3D - 2 Comments

Intel Reverts Plans, Will Not Support Ubuntu's XMir

In an interesting change of events, the mainline Intel Linux graphics driver has reverted the patch to support XMir -- the X11 compatibility layer for the Mir Display Server in Ubuntu Linux.
7 September 2013 - XMir Rejected - 405 Comments

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