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Intel's Mesa Team Has Grown About 10x In Three Years

When it comes to open-source Linux graphics drivers, Intel is the company most committed to their success. Intel exclusively offers their Linux graphics support through a fully open-source stack while AMD and NVIDIA are mostly focused on their proprietary graphics drivers. AMD does have a handful of employees devoted to their open-source driver while NVIDIA dedicates no one and leaves it up to the Nouveau community for reverse-engineering.
17 August 2013 - Intel Mesa Team - 21 Comments

Mesa 9.2-devel vs. Mesa 9.3-devel For Intel Haswell

While Mesa 9.2 hasn't even officially been released yet, with it already having been branched from its Git master code-base since last month, are there already some performance-beneficial changes living in master (Mesa 9.3-devel) worth writing home about? Here's some benchmarks.
16 August 2013 - Benchmarks

Optimizing Performance For Intel OpenGL On Linux

For those OpenGL application and game developers seeking to optimize their program's performance for the Mesa hardware drivers, and more specifically the Intel HD Graphics support, here's some very useful information.
16 August 2013 - Performance Optimizations - 14 Comments

Intel Still Making Source Engine Performance Optimizations

For those not actively following the Mesa Git repository, there continues to be new performance-optimizing patches flowing in from Intel's developers for their open-source Linux graphics driver.
14 August 2013 - Performance Optimizations - 9 Comments

"Mega Drivers" Being Proposed For A Faster Mesa

Eric Anholt of Intel is currently working on some experimental Mesa code for shipping "Mega drivers", or building all of the Mesa/Gallium3D drivers together as a single shared object library file. There's some promise to this mega drivers concept in enhancing performance due to compiler/linker optimizations.
8 August 2013 - Mega Drivers - 32 Comments

Intel Linux GPU Driver Patches For 4K HDMI Support

A new set of Linux GPU driver patches have emerged for allowing HDMI 4K support.
7 August 2013 - Intel Driver - 2 Comments

LLVM Working On Intel AVX-512 Support

Intel developers working on the LLVM compiler infrastructure have been working on AVX-512 instruction set support in recent days. Intel AVX-512 instructions support 512-bit SIMD instructions with providing twice the number of data elements handled by AVX/AVX2 with a single instruction and four times that of SSE instructions.
5 August 2013 - AVX-512 - 11 Comments

Intel Driver Receives Haswell GT3e Performance Tuning

Another week, another xf86-video-intel graphics driver update. This latest xf86-video-intel DDX driver update brings performing tuning for the Haswell GT3e graphics core, disables triple buffering for compositors, and other changes.
4 August 2013 - xf86-video-intel - 1 Comment

Intel Updates Its Linux Graphics Driver Installer

Intel has updated their "Linux Graphics Driver Installer" for making it easier to upgrade the Linux graphics stack on supported distributions.
31 July 2013 - Intel Updater - 10 Comments

Running PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.1 On Intel's Core i7 Haswell

In the two months since the launch of Intel's Haswell processors there's been a lot of coverage on Phoronix for this latest-generation hardware under Linux, including some of Windows and OS X too, but no BSD testing yet. That has now changed with our first report of using PC-BSD / FreeBSD 9.1 on an Intel Core i7 4770K.
30 July 2013 - Intel Core i7 4770K - 3 Comments

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

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