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Intel News Archives

Intel Driver Update Supports OpenBSD KMS

The xf86-video-intel 2.21.6 driver has been released, which among other changes, supports kernel mode-setting on OpenBSD.
6 April 2013 - OpenBSD KMS

Intel Linux Driver Brings In Better Overclock Support

Introduced last month was the ability to overclock Intel graphics under Linux while presented hours ago is a new Intel Linux kernel driver patch to provide better GPU overclocking support.
3 April 2013 - Intel Linux Overclocking - 7 Comments

Intel Releases New "RAPL" Linux Driver Code

Intel has introduced a "Running Average Power Limit" Linux kernel driver for their platforms.
2 April 2013 - RAPL Power - 1 Comment

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

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

You Can Now Overclock Your Intel GPU Under Linux

The Intel Linux graphics driver should now work better when overclocking your Intel graphics core thanks to a new Linux kernel patch.
24 March 2013 - Intel Overclocking - 15 Comments

Intel Valley View Still Being Tuned For Linux

The drm-intel-testing Git branch has been updated with new code that's ready for testing and eventual merging into the Linux 3.10 kernel.
23 March 2013 - Intel Valley View

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

Intel 2.21.5 Driver Brings Fixes For Haswell, GLAMOR

The xf86-video-intel 2.21.5 DDX driver was released this morning with a handful of fixes by Chris Wilson for the Intel X.Org driver.
21 March 2013 - xf86-video-intel

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 Working On OpenGL Robustness Support

Mika Kuoppala of Intel OTC has published a set of 16 i915 Intel DRM kernel driver patches as they work to enable ARB_robustness support for their open-source Linux graphics driver.
14 March 2013 - Mika Kuoppala

Intel Puts Out New THP Cache Code For Linux Kernel

Kirill Shutemov of Intel has published his second version of the work that's going on for Transparent Huge Page (THP) Cache support within the Linux kernel.
14 March 2013 - Transparent Huge-Page

Intel Continues Advancing OpenGL GLSL Support

Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers continue advancing support for the OpenGL Shading Language. Their latest work is on supporting Interface Blocks for GLSL 1.50.
12 March 2013 - Interface Blocks - 9 Comments

Intel Delivers Innovations Atop Google's Android

Intel has released their own spin of Google's Android operating system with some features not yet found in the upstream open-source Android project.
12 March 2013 - Intel Android - 11 Comments

Intel Comes Up With A Linux Graphics Driver Installer

To make it easier to update your open-source Intel Linux graphics driver, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has come out with a "Graphics Driver Installer" for this open-source stack, but will it work?
11 March 2013 - Intel Installer - 19 Comments

Intel Releases LLVM IR SDK Plug-In For Eclipse

Intel announced the first version of an LLVM IR SDK. The LLVM IR SDK is comprised of an LLVM IR editor plug-in for the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment.
11 March 2013 - Intel LLVM IR SDK - 3 Comments

Intel Has New Open-Source GPU Code For Testing

For those Intel Linux customers living on the bleeding edge, their open-source graphics driver team has some new code available for testing.
8 March 2013 - Graphics - 2 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

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