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Intel Broadwell Support Commited To X.Org Driver

Published in early November was the initial Intel Broadwell graphics hardware support that was merged into the mainline Linux 3.13 kernel. This afternoon, initial Intel Broadwell support has been merged into the xf86-video-intel X.Org graphics driver.

11 December 2013 - xf86-video-intel Broadwell - Add A Comment
Intel Developer Finds 50 Watt Power Regression In Linux

An Intel Linux kernel developer has discovered that since the Linux 3.10 kernel one of his powerful Xeon-based systems is going through 50 Watts more energy while idling than on pre-3.10 kernels. This power regression could affect smaller systems too, but fortunately the issue has been bisected and an investigation is in process.

8 December 2013 - Idle Loop Troubles - 21 Comments
Choosing A 2013 Laptop/Ultrabook For Linux

Yesterday I ended up buying a new Intel ultrabook for Linux testing at Phoronix. Here's the hardware that will soon be featured in some new Linux benchmarks, plus my reasoning for going with this ultrabook and other thoughts on some of the laptops/ultrabooks this holiday season.

30 November 2013 - Intel Ultrabook - 13 Comments
Intel's GL Windows Driver Pushes Further Ahead Of Linux

Intel's Windows OpenGL driver continues to make progress in a more steadfast manner than the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The latest achievement for the Intel Windows driver is OpenGL 4.2 compliance for Haswell.

25 November 2013 - OpenGL 4.2 Compliance - 7 Comments
Intel Mesa Driver Supports New AMD GL Extension

A few days ago Intel implemented GL_AMD_performance_monitor support within their open-source DRI graphics driver and now they have implemented support for another important modern OpenGL extension that happens to have been developed by AMD.

23 November 2013 - GL_AMD_vertex_shader_layer - 2 Comments
Wayland-Based Chromium Browser Released

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has done their first release of Ozone-Wayland, the new component that allows Google's Chromium web-browser to work natively on Wayland without any dependence on X.Org. Fedora and Ubuntu binaries are currently available.

11 November 2013 - Ozone-Wayland - 33 Comments
Intel Releases Updated Linux GPU Tools

For those with Intel graphics on Linux and are interested in the lower-level workings of the hardware or in testing out new code, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has released a new version of their GPU Tools package.

6 November 2013 - intel-gpu-tools 1.5 - 9 Comments
Intel Broadwell GPU Support Pushed To Mesa Git Branch

Earlier today I wrote at length about Intel open-sourcing their Broadwell graphics driver code for Linux support months ahead of the 2014 processor debut. Besides the kernel changes queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel, the Broadwell OpenGL/3D driver support has turned up in a Mesa Git branch.

3 November 2013 - Intel Broadwell - 5 Comments
Intel Graphics To Get Another Bump In Linux 3.13

Yesterday I outlined the AMD Radeon DRM graphics changes that were queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel that will soon be officially under development. Now for Intel Linux customers there's an overview of the Intel DRM graphics driver changes for this next kernel release cycle.

3 November 2013 - Linux 3.13 Intel DRM - 5 Comments
Intel's Mesa Driver Gets Some Exciting Changes

With Mesa 10.0 planned for release this month and to be branched from Git master this coming week, a number of exciting commits landed on Friday for Intel's open-source Mesa DRI graphics driver.

2 November 2013 - Intel Mesa - 2 Comments
Intel DRM Driver Gets Support For Multiple Power Wells

As hopefully a sign that Intel will soon be publishing their open-source graphics driver code for next year's Broadwell platform, new patches emerged today for supporting multiple power wells to be present on "upcoming hardware" out of Intel.

1 November 2013 - Power Wells - 3 Comments
OS X Mavericks Brings Not Many Performance Changes

Since last week's release of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", I've begun benchmarking my few Apple systems to see how the performance compares over OS X 10.8. In this article are our first benchmarks of OS X Mavericks final as we look at how the performance changes for a Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Air.

29 October 2013 - OS X 10.9 - 17 Comments
VBlank Timestamping Improvements Proposed

A set of Linux kernel patches have been proposed to improve vblank time-stamping by the Linux DRM/KMS drivers. This is able to improve the precision and reliability of the KMS drivers of time-stamps for handing VBlank support.

26 October 2013 - VBlank Timestamps - Add A Comment
Intel X.Org Driver Now Handles Better Tear-Free

Chris Wilson of Intel this morning released an updated xf86-video-intel X.Org driver. With this latest 3.0 pre-release comes support for TearFree on transformed outputs. There's also been other changes.

23 October 2013 - TearFree Support - 32 Comments
Core i3 Haswell Linux 3.12 Kernel Benchmarks

With our investigation into the potentially large performance changes in the Linux 3.12 kernel due to a CPUfreq change that can vastly improve the 3.12 kernel Radeon graphics performance, I also checked for Core i7 Haswell performance changes with this latest kernel. However, if using a low-end Core i3 CPU is the performance any different for 3.12? Here's test results.

22 October 2013 - Core i3 Haswell - Add A Comment
Intel Ivy Bridge Benchmarks On Mesa 10.0 With GL 3.3

Most often when running Intel Linux graphics benchmarks these days we're using Haswell hardware since that's where the most exciting developments are now happening with it being the latest-generation Intel products. However, we routinely go back and test older generations of hardware. With it having been a while since last running Mesa benchmarks with Ivy Bridge, especially now this week Mesa 10.0 receiving OpenGL 3.3 support, it's time for some new benchmarks.

20 October 2013 - Ivy Bridge Tests - 3 Comments
How Intel's MIC Co-Processors Work On Linux

For those curious about how Intel's Many Integrated Core Architecture, in particular the Xeon Phi, works on Linux and can be taken advantage of for multi-threaded programming, here's a guide.

17 October 2013 - Xeon Phi - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment

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