Intel News Archives
Intel Works On Intermediate Pixel Storage

A new feature being worked on for the Intel DRM Linux kernel graphics driver is IPS. Short for Intermediate Pixel Storage, this feature should allow modern Intel HD graphics cores to let the CPU enter deeper PC states to increase power-savings.

31 May 2013 - IPS Feature - 3 Comments
Intel Ivy Bridge: UXA vs. SNA - Updated Benchmarks

With the testing of the very latest Intel X.Org graphics driver, the SNA 2D acceleration back-end for the Ivy Bridge graphics is now the clear-cut winner for the Linux desktop over using the default UXA back-end.

29 May 2013 - SNA vs. UXA - 19 Comments
Intel 2.21.8 Driver Takes Care Of COW Regressions

Just one week after the Intel X.Org driver was updated with support for all known Haswell variants and introducing some new copy-on-write support for cloning pixmaps, a new release has been warranted.

27 May 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.8 - 8 Comments
Intel Shows Off GNOME3-Based Tizen Shell

At the Tizen conference this week in San Francisco, Intel showed off an Intel Ultrabook running their next-generation Tizen 3.0 platform that's using a shell/desktop derived from GNOME 3.x.

24 May 2013 - Tizen 3.0 - 15 Comments
Benchmarking The Intel P-State, CPUfreq Changes

On Friday there was the controversial news about the Linux "ondemand" cpufreq governor no longer being fit for best performance and power-savings on modern processors. Fortunately, for better handling the CPU frequency stage changes on modern Intel CPUs, Intel recently introduced the new P-State kernel driver.

19 May 2013 - Intel P-State - 20 Comments
Linux 3.10 Kernel Benchmarks For Intel Ivy Bridge

Earlier this month I delivered Radeon DRM driver benchmarks and Nouveau DRM driver benchmarks from the in-development Linux 3.10 kernel. Being published this Friday evening are now Intel Ivy Bridge graphics benchmarks from the Linux 3.10 kernel compared to the earlier releases going back to Linux 3.5.

17 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Ivy Bridge - 1 Comment
VA-API Gets New H.264/MPEG-2 Encoding API Support

NVIDIA's proprietary driver and the open-source Gallium3D Linux graphics drivers -- namely now the open-source Radeon UVD support -- are using VDPAU as their accelerated video playback API. Meanwhile, Intel still continues to invest heavily in VA-API as their preferred video acceleration API for Linux. An exciting set of 42 patches to improve VA-API was published on Monday.

14 May 2013 - VA-API - 36 Comments
Intel Releases Linux Thermal Daemon

Intel has announced the release of an open-source Linux Thermal Daemon package for Linux. Intel's Linux Thermal Daemon is for monitoring and controlling platform temperatures.

10 May 2013 - Linux Thermal Daemon - 19 Comments
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

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