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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

Intel Still Working On HDMI Stereo 3D Support

Going back to last year Intel Linux developers have been working on Stereo 3D support for their graphics driver. The support is still a work-in-progress but the code is now up to its third revision.
6 September 2013 - Intel 3D - 1 Comment

Beignet OpenCL Starts Working On Mesa GL Sharing

Beignet is an OpenCL Intel IvyBridge/Haswell implementation that's developed at Intel and using a new code-base not based upon Mesa/Gallium3D like the other hardware vendors are doing for their open-source GPU compute strategy. The Beignet developers are now working on making it possible to properly share GL buffers with the Intel Mesa driver.
6 September 2013 - Beignet - 1 Comment

Intel Trying Again For RC6 Power Savings On Ironlake

If you are an owner of Intel "Ironlake" generation hardware, there is still some good open-source Linux graphics driver news. Intel developers have addressed hardware context support for Ironlake Linux graphics and will be re-attempting to enable RC6 power-savings support.
5 September 2013 - Intei Ironlake

Intel DRM-Next Haswell Performance Benchmarks

For those curious whether Intel's queued up driver changes for landing in the Linux 3.12 kernel offer much in the way of better performance, for at least common Intel HD Graphics systems it doesn't appear that way.
5 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 1 Comment

Intel 3.0 Linux Driver To Enable SNA, Support XMir

Chris Wilson has tagged the xf86-video-intel 2.99.901 open-source Intel Linux hardware graphics driver today after making two significant changes: SNA will become the default 2D acceleration method and Canonical's XMir is now supported by the mainline driver.
4 September 2013 - xf86-video-intel 3.0 - 30 Comments

Linux 3.12 Enables Haswell's Iris eLLC Cache Support

The Intel Haswell processors with Iris Pro 5200 "GT3e" graphics sports 128MB of embedded DRAM for maximizing the Intel graphics performance. With the Linux 3.12 kernel, this "eLLC cache" is being enabled in full plus other Intel DRM driver changes for benefiting Intel Linux customers.
2 September 2013 - Haswell eLLC - 5 Comments

Intel Driver Gains Virtual/Remote Output Support

The Intel X.Org driver has gained virtual output support to extend the local desktop with remote outputs. Simply put, this can help NVIDIA Optimus/Bumblebee users on Linux.
31 August 2013 - Intel DDX - 11 Comments

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