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Intel Mesa Now Officially OpenGL ES 2.0 Conformant

Intel's Mesa driver for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics are now officially compliant against the Khronos OpenGL ES 2.0 specification.
21 August 2012 - GLES 2.0 - 3 Comments

PowerTOP 2.1 Presents New Power-Saving Features

Version 2.1 of PowerTOP has been released with improvements for not only Intel hardware running Linux but ARM assets as well.
20 August 2012 - New Features

Intel Rewrites Mode-Setting Graphics Driver Code

A set of 58 patches have been published against the Intel Linux DRM kernel driver that completely rewrites the mode-setting code for this open-source Linux graphics driver.
19 August 2012 - Intel Rewrite - 11 Comments

Link-Time Optimization To Speed Up The Linux Kernel

An extensive set of patches have been published that allow the Linux kernel to be built with GCC's LTO (Link-Time Optimization) support for generating a faster Linux kernel binary but at the cost of much greater compile times.
19 August 2012 - Linux LTO - 29 Comments

Intel 2.20.4 X.Org Driver Brings More Fixes

In addition to running 2D benchmarks, Intel's Chris Wilson has been busy pushing out point releases to the xf86-video-intel 2.20 series. Generally we don't see more than one or two point releases per cycle, but now we're already up to four.
18 August 2012 - Bug-Fixes

GLAMOR 0.5 Delivers Performance Improvements

GLAMOR 0.5 was released earlier this month and testing has revealed that this 2D-Over-OpenGL acceleration library is now faster but still comes up short compared to other 2D driver implementations.
18 August 2012 - GLAMOR 0.5 - 8 Comments

A Power Saving Schema For The Linux Kernel Scheduler

An Intel engineer has proposed introducing a power saving schema for CFS, the Linux kernel's default scheduler. Code hasn't been presented yet, but there's lots of discussion about this topic to improve the power efficiency of the Linux kernel scheduler.
17 August 2012 - CFS Scheduler - 4 Comments

Intel Announces OpenGL ES 3.0 Plans For Mesa

Coming out of SIGGRAPH 2012 is a new branch of Mesa from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center that's working on full open-source OpenGL ES 3.0 support for Intel HD hardware.
9 August 2012 - Incomplete - 2 Comments

Mesa Support For OpenGL 3.1 Core Contexts

Ian Romanick has published a set of 14 new patches today as he prepares support within Mesa for creating OpenGL 3.1 core contexts, as open-source OpenGL 3.1 support finally inches further.
8 August 2012 - Ian Romanick's Coding - 10 Comments

Intel Lists 36 Variants Of Haswell Graphics

Thanks to patches surfacing on public mailing lists on Monday that continue work on the open-source enablement of Intel Haswell graphics under Linux, we have a look at the different variants of Haswell. Somewhat surprising is that there's 36 different IDs representing the next-generation Haswell products with different flavors of integrated graphics.
7 August 2012 - PCI IDs - 15 Comments

Coreboot: Replacing Intel's Binary Video BIOS Blob

While Intel's the only major graphics hardware vendor to provide a fully open-source and officially-supported Linux graphics driver stack that's accompanied by extensive programming and register documentation, there is still a binary blob -- similar to AMD and their Radeon firmware blobs within the kernel -- when it comes to their video BIOS on the latest Intel hardware.
6 August 2012 - Intel vBIOS - 5 Comments

Intel Works On Haswell HDMI/DP Audio Linux Support

Intel's open-source hardware enablement under Linux of next year's Haswell architecture continues. New HDMI audio patches have been published while the DisplayPort audio patches are still forthcoming.
6 August 2012 - Coding

Intel X.Org Update Restores 830GM/845G Acceleration

Chris Wilson of Intel OTC put out another point release to the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x DDX driver on Saturday.
4 August 2012 - New Release - 14 Comments

Intel Hacks On Tablet Shell For Wayland's Weston

Aside from the normal desktop shell for Wayland's Weston reference compositor, open-source Intel developers have resurrected work on a tablet-oriented shell for this fledging display server.
3 August 2012 - Tablet-Shell - 2 Comments

Intel Lands Some Haswell Commits For X.Org Driver

For the past several months there's been open-source driver development activities within the Linux kernel and Mesa library as it pertains to Haswell, the 2013 Intel micro-architecture to succeed this year's successful Ivy Bridge platform. There's xf86-video-intel DDX driver commits landing today pertaining to Haswell.
3 August 2012 - Haswell

Intel Updates VA-API Video Acceleration Code

Intel's Video Acceleration API (VA-API) has seen updates to its core library as well as to the Intel-specific VA-API Intel driver.
3 August 2012 - Intel - 7 Comments

Intel Continues Gaining Ground For Linux Graphics

Following the success of Ivy Bridge and their continued open-source contributions, Intel graphics continue to gain market-share on the Linux desktop.
2 August 2012 - OpenBenchmarking.org - 19 Comments

Intel Driver Integrates BRW Assembler

The xf86-video-intel driver has picked up thousands of lines of new code today with the integration of a BRW assembler in order to compile shader programs on the fly and to remove inefficiencies and mistakes from current Intel shaders.
30 July 2012 - BRW Assembler - 14 Comments

Intel Mesa Driver Ups Counter-Strike Performance

A patch to mainline Mesa yesterday from Intel has resulted in a ~7% performance boost for Sandy Bridge "GT2" graphics when running the video stress test for Valve's Counter-Strike: Source.
28 July 2012 - Improvement - 20 Comments

Testing Intel Sandy Bridge LLC Cache Controls

Keith Packard has been playing around with LLC controls on Sandy Bridge to see how caching back-buffers affect application performance with the Intel Linux graphics driver. He has provided an Intel DRM driver patch for those wishing to experiment.
27 July 2012 - Features - 1 Comment

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