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Intel Sandy Bridge Now Has OpenGL ES 3.0

Intel's latest-generation "Ivy Bridge" processors with integrated graphics have already had OpenGL ES 3.0 support when using Mesa 9.1 with recent Linux kernel releases, but now the "Sandy Bridge" processors will advertise OpenGL ES 3.0 support too.

23 February 2013 - OpenGL ES 3.0 - 14 Comments
KMS Locking Pulled Into Queue For Linux 3.9 Kernel

Intel's work on kernel mode-setting locking has been pulled into the drm-next repository for merging into the Linux 3.9 kernel as one of several open-source Linux graphics driver changes for this next kernel release.

7 February 2013 - KMS Locking - Add A Comment
Intel's Linux DRM Driver Plans For 2013

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center talked this weekend about recent and future improvements being worked on for the company's open-source DRM graphics kernel driver.

7 February 2013 - Intel DRM Driver - 5 Comments
Intel Hopes For OpenGL ES 3.0 Compliance In Mesa 9.1

Last summer the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver reached the milestone of being officially OpenGL ES 2.0 conformant with the Khronos specification. Intel has now submitted their OpenGL ES 3.0 results to the Khronos Group for validation with Ivy Bridge hardware and the Mesa 9.1 branch in hopes of being one of the first driver implementations to be officially GLES 3.0 conformant.

6 February 2013 - OpenGL ES 3.0 Conformance - 6 Comments
Intel Publishes New Linux P-State Driver

Dirk Brandewie has published a new P-state driver for Intel Core CPUs on Linux. This new cpufreq performance state scaling driver initially is supporting just Sandy Bridge processors but will be expanded to handle other Intel hardware.

5 February 2013 - Intel P-State - 2 Comments
An LLVM-Based Intel GPU 3D Driver Won't Come Soon

This weekend in Brussels I heard about the state of Intel's initiative for migrating to an LLVM-based shader compiler for their open-source Mesa 3D driver to replace their existing custom compiler embedded within the driver. Unfortunately, the state of this LLVM-based compiler is rather meager.

3 February 2013 - LLVM Driver - 10 Comments
Intel Has 20~30 Full-Time Linux Graphics Developers

It was revealed today at the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) that Intel through their Open-Source Technology Center is currently over two dozen full-time graphics driver developers. They're also looking to hiring more developers.

2 February 2013 - Intel OTC - 41 Comments
Valley View Support On Linux Still Being Enabled

When it comes to Intel hardware enablement on Linux, most of what's been talked about lately is the Haswell support for the soon-to-be-launched processors. However, the Valley View support on Linux is still being worked on for the next-generation Atom SoC that boasts in-house Intel HD graphics.

2 February 2013 - Intel Valley View - 3 Comments
Intel 2.21 X.Org Driver Brings Notable Features

After releasing nearly two dozen point releases in the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x series, the xf86-video-intel 2.21 X.Org driver was christened on Friday. There's a few notable additions to this 2.21 Intel open-source driver update for Intel hardware Linux customers.

2 February 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21 - 2 Comments
Intel Puts Out TianoCore For Broadwell, Bay Trail

TianoCore, the open-source UEFI implementation backed by Intel that was just talked about in Google Pushes "Project PIANO" Into Coreboot, already has support for Intel's yet-to-be-released Broadwell and Bay Trail processors.

30 January 2013 - Intel TianoCore - 11 Comments
Intel Driver Works On "PM Suspend Freeze" Support

Zhang Rui of Intel is working on supporting the PM_SUSPEND_FREEZE power management suspend state for their open-source Linux graphics driver. This PM suspend state has some benefits over other current power states but also some shortcomings.

28 January 2013 - Intel PM - Add A Comment
Multi-Threading Cairo-Image For Better Performance

Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has shared some early performance results of an experimental multi-threaded software rasterizer for Cairo's image back-end that can accommodate multi-threading.

26 January 2013 - Cairo-Image - 5 Comments
Intel Still Tidying Up Linux Support For Haswell

Intel will be introducing their Haswell processors in the coming months. If using the Linux 3.8 kernel, GCC 4.7/4.8, Mesa 9.1, and other recent open-source Linux packages, you should be mostly set for experiencing the full benefits of the Ivy Bridge successor. However, there's still a few pieces of Haswell's Linux support still being worked out.

26 January 2013 - Intel Haswell - 1 Comment
Intel SNA Continues To Be Tweaked

SNA, Intel's newest acceleration architecture for their open-source X.Org graphics driver, continues to receive improvements on a near daily basis.

24 January 2013 - Intel SNA - 5 Comments
Nouveau Can Beat NVIDIA With Cairo In Select Cases

Chris Wilson has shared his testing experience of Cairo with NVIDIA ION hardware on the open-source Nouveau driver and the closed-source NVIDIA blob. In certain situations, the Cairo performance does better with Nouveau than the official NVIDIA Linux driver.

22 January 2013 - Cairo Benchmarking - 14 Comments
Intel Driver To Play A Bit Better With S3TC Compression

In addition to the Intel driver now always enabling floating-point textures, a patented feature but something that's required for GL3 compliance, the Intel DRI driver is set to play better with S3TC, the also patent-troubled but widely-used S3 Texture Compression.

21 January 2013 - S3TC Texture Compression - 4 Comments
Intel Releases Its 19th Driver In The 2.20 Series

On Sunday was the release of the xf86-video-intel 2.20.19 DDX driver. This is the 19th point release in the long-standing Intel X.Org 2.20 series that's been largely led by Chris Wilson out of Intel OTC.

20 January 2013 - Intel X.Org - 1 Comment
HDA Intel Audio To Improve A Lot In Linux 3.9 Kernel

With we are only about half-way through the development of the Linux 3.8 kernel, there's already exciting features beginning to enter the development spotlight for Linux 3.9. One of the features coming to the Linux 3.9 kernel will be grand changes to the very common "HDA Intel" audio codec drivers.

18 January 2013 - Intel HDA Audio - 27 Comments

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