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Intel 2.21.13 Driver Fixes Performance Regressions

The xf86-video-intel 2.21.13 driver was released on Sunday by Intel's Chris Wilson. This latest Intel X.Org driver update has some performance regression fixes plus fixes the Intel X.Org driver to build on non-Linux systems.
28 July 2013 - Non-Linux Support - 17 Comments

Running PMU-Tools On Modern Intel CPUs

The open-source PMU-Tools package for Linux allows for a number of performance monitoring units / performance counters to be tapped on the latest Intel processors. PMU-Tools builds on top of the Linux kernel's perf subsystem to offer a wealth of information to developers.
28 July 2013 - PMU-Tools

Intel MIC X100 Co-Processor Linux Driver Published

Intel has published open-source Linux kernel driver patches for their Many Integrated Core Xeon Phi X100 co-processors.
25 July 2013 - Xeon Phi X100 - 2 Comments

Haswell Perf Doesn't Change Much On Linux 3.11

The Intel Haswell HD Graphics 4600 performance for OpenGL doesn't change much if trying out the experimental Linux 3.11 kernel.
20 July 2013 - OpenGL Performance - 3 Comments

Intel Haswell On Linux: Updated SNA vs. UXA 2D Tests

Due to the incredible rate at which Chris Wilson has been pushing out new xf86-video-intel X.Org driver releases to optimize his "SNA" acceleration architecture, here are updated Intel Core i7 "Haswell" SNA vs. UXA 2D performance benchmarks.
19 July 2013 - 2D Acceleration - 3 Comments

Intel Already Begins Lining Up Changes For Linux 3.12

The Linux 3.11-rc2 kernel isn't even out yet, but Intel's open-source developers have already begun lining up DRM kernel graphics driver changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel.
19 July 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel

Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics On The Linux 3.11 Kernel

With the Linux 3.11-rc1 release, it's time now at Phoronix to start benchmarking the Linux 3.11 kernel. The first tests to run over the weekend were of Intel Ivy Bridge graphics, where a few regressions were spotted.
15 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 4 Comments

Intel Does Hardware Context Support For Ironlake

Intel's Ironlake hardware may be very old and not nearly as nice as the latest generation Haswell parts, but shipped today was a new patch-set for implementing hardware context support.
14 July 2013 - Intel OTC - 7 Comments

Intel X.Org Driver Offers Various Improvements

Chris Wilson has put out another speedy X.Org Intel graphics driver release, this time bumping it to version 2.21.12.
14 July 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.12 - 4 Comments

Intel Works On Enabling Haswell's Resource Streamer

Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers are currently working on another feature of Intel's latest-generation Haswell architecture not currently exposed by their open-source Linux graphics driver.
8 July 2013 - Intel OTC

The Mesa 3D Release Process Is Changing

Ian Romanick of Intel who generally has been serving as the release manager of new Mesa releases, has announced some planned changes for releasing Mesa 3D drivers.
3 July 2013 - Mesa Drivers - 16 Comments

Intel Releases System Studio Extended For Linux

For benefiting embedded Linux developers with greater system performance and power efficiency, Intel has ported their System Studio Extended software to Linux.
2 July 2013 - Intel System Studio Extended - 4 Comments

Intel 2.21.11 Driver Works On Fastboot, Bug Fixes

Chris Wilson has released yet another xf86-video-intel 2.21.x driver point release.
1 July 2013 - Changes - 1 Comment

VA-API Has New H.264, MPEG-2 Encoding

Intel released version 1.2.0 of libva and libva-intel-driver over the night. The updated Video Acceleration API (VA-API) now has support for MPEG-2 encoding along with new H.264 profile encoding API support.
26 June 2013 - Video Acceleration API - 8 Comments

Intel Driver Gets More Fixes, Performance Tweaks

Intel's Chris Wilson has done a Saturday morning release of the xf86-video-intel 2.21.10 driver to get out more performance tweaks and regression fixes.
22 June 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.0 - 1 Comment

Assessing The Current Intel Haswell Linux Experience

Since the Computex launch of Intel's much anticipated Haswell processors at the beginning of the month, there's been much Linux coverage on Phoronix concerning the compatibility and performance of these new Intel processors from both the processing and graphics sides. Here's a summary of all of our discoveries and findings over the past few weeks.
21 June 2013 - Recap - 5 Comments

Is Intel Sandy Bridge Getting Faster On Linux?

With the extensive coverage on Phoronix this month of Intel's new Haswell processors on Linux, many articles have shown that when using the latest components (e.g. Linux 3.10 kernel and Mesa 9.2) that the OpenGL performance is a whole lot faster. But are these changes specific to Haswell or benefit Intel's driver as a whole? In this article are new benchmarks from an older Intel "Sandy Bridge" system with HD 3000 graphics to see whether the performance there is also improving with the latest Linux code.
21 June 2013 - Graphics Performance

The Latest Mesa 9.2 Results For Intel Haswell

With new code going into Mesa on a daily basis, here's the very latest benchmarks comparing the state of stable Mesa 9.1.3 against the Mesa 9.2 development code with all of the performance optimizations it brings to the Intel DRI driver for the latest-generation Haswell graphics hardware.
21 June 2013 - Mesa 9.2 - 8 Comments

Intel GPU Driver Tries To Rip Out FBDEV Support

Intel's Daniel Vetter is attempting for the Intel DRM graphics driver to remove support for its FBDEV frame-buffer layer with a new patch-set entitled "fbdev no more!", but will this finally usher in the killing of the Linux kernel's FBDEV subsystem?
17 June 2013 - Intel FBDEV Killing - 54 Comments

Intel Gallium3D Driver Now Supports GLSL 1.40

The "Ilo" open-source driver that provides unofficial Intel Gallium3D graphics support for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics cores on Linux now is advertising GLSL 1.40 compliance. The GL Shading Language update comes after landing UBO and TBO support.
13 June 2013 - OpenGL GLSL 1.40 - 1 Comment

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