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Intel i915 Gallium3D Driver Might Become The Default

In the discussion about mainlining the new Intel Gallium3D driver for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors, the long-standing i915 Gallium3D driver for older Intel hardware was brought out. It turns out that this driver might replace the classic i915 Intel driver as the new default.

17 April 2013 - i915g - 18 Comments
Intel Makes First Release Of Linux OpenCL Project

While Intel has previously shipped its OpenCL SDK for Linux and Windows, this SDK is closed-source and on Linux was limited to compute support only on the processor rather than any graphics support with Ivy Bridge and newer hardware. Fortunately, Intel has finally managed to put out a first release of Beignet, an open-source Linux project that supports OpenCL.

15 April 2013 - Intel - 24 Comments
Intel Mesa Driver Gets HiZ Support For Haswell

If running the latest stable components powering the Intel Linux graphics driver (namely the Linux kernel, Mesa, and xf86-video-intel), the open-source graphics support for the forthcoming Haswell processors should be in fairly good shape. However, like Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, it will take some time before the Linux graphics driver is fully-optimized. Fortunately, there's another newly-enabled Haswell feature to report within Mesa.

10 April 2013 - Intel Haswell - 3 Comments
Ivy Bridge Doesn't Change Much With Modern Kernels

For those wondering whether Intel "Ivy Bridge" hardware is still being made faster with each succeeding Linux kernel release, here are benchmarks from an Intel Ultrabook looking at the Ivy Bridge performance on recent kernel releases going up to the yet-to-be-out Linux 3.9 kernel.

30 March 2013 - Linux 3.9 Kernel - 4 Comments
"Substantial Progress" With Mesa Geometry Shaders

Open-source Intel developers have advanced their OpenGL geometry shaders work for Mesa, namely for the Intel DRI driver, and call it "substantial progress and definitely a reason to celebrate." This important GL3 feature is nearing a working state but there's still some work ahead before it will be merged.

29 March 2013 - Geometry Shaders - Add A Comment
Intel Still Works On Driver For Left 4 Dead 2

While Left 4 Dead 2 still hasn't been released to the general Linux gaming public, it's coming. Intel open-source developers are also continuing to work on optimizing the Source Engine game for their Linux graphics driver.

29 March 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 11 Comments
Fenrus Linux: A Distro For Performance, Developers

Fenrus Linux is a new Linux distribution being led by a well known Intel Linux developer. Goals of Fenrus Linux include focusing upon an optimal developer experience rather than world domination and also maximizing the performance and power management of the open-source operating system.

24 March 2013 - Fenrus Linux - 55 Comments
Google's Already Working On Haswell Chromebooks

Intel hasn't yet even released their Haswell processors to the general public for use within notebooks, ultrabooks, and desktops, but Google engineers are already hard at work on prepping Haswell Chromebooks.

22 March 2013 - Intel Haswell - 8 Comments
Five Years Later, Intel Poulsbo Is Still A Linux Mess

Next month marks five years already since Intel released their Atom "Silverthorne" processors for netbooks and nettops in conjunction with the Intel "Poulsbo" SCH bearing PowerVR-derived GMA 500 graphics. To this day, aging Intel hardware with PowerVR-based graphics continue to be a big problem for the Linux desktop.

15 March 2013 - Silverthorne - 23 Comments
Intel GPU Benchmarks On Linux 3.9-rc1 Kernel

For our first benchmarks from the early Linux 3.9 kernel are some initial Intel graphics benchmarks to look for any changes affecting Sandy Bridge owners with the updated Intel DRM driver.

4 March 2013 - Sandy Bridge - 1 Comment
GLX_MESA_query_renderer Extension Published

After talking about it for months with numerous software developers, game studios, and other stakeholders, Ian Romanick of Intel has published his initial specification on GLX_MESA_query_renderer, a new GLX extension (and coming to EGL too) for helping ISVs (and namely games) better understand the system they're running on.

1 March 2013 - Ian Romanick - 6 Comments

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