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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 - Add A Comment
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
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
Intel Rewrites TurboStat Plus IVB CPU Idle Support

Another one of the pulls going into the Linux 3.6 kernel this week is the ACPI and power management updates courtesy of Intel. The two prominent changes for this next Linux kernel release is a rewrite of the "turbostat" tool and the "intel_idle" CPU idle driver now supports Ivy Bridge processors.

27 July 2012 - New Work - 1 Comment
Intel X.Org Driver Explodes Thanks To Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is now in effective control of the xf86-video-intel open-source graphics driver with being responsible for nearly all of its development activity. Plus there's some other interesting statistics to share.

21 July 2012 - xf86-video-intel - Add A Comment
Intel Driver Now Builds SNA Support By Default

The xf86-video-intel driver, the open-source X.Org driver for Intel's graphics processors on Linux, is now being built with Sandy Bridge New Acceleration (SNA acceleration) by default. This means of acceleration is generally much faster than the long-standing UXA mode for both old and new hardware.

12 July 2012 - SNA Default - 3 Comments
Intel Loses One Of Their Linux Driver Developers

Several Phoronix readers have written in that Eugeni Dodonov, a former Mandriva developer who since last year has been working for the Intel Open-Source Technology Center on their Linux graphics driver, lost his life this weekend.

9 July 2012 - Eugeni Dodonov - 22 Comments
Intel Drops Mode-Setting Rework Patch Bomb

Daniel Vetter of Intel published a massive "patch bomb" of 43 patches to the Intel open-source Linux graphics driver development list as they prepare to re-work mode-setting within their DRM/KMS driver.

3 July 2012 - 43 Patches - 35 Comments
Intel Puts New Haswell Code At Parity With Ivy Bridge

Intel OTC has published a set of 21 new patches for "Haswell" hardware enablement of their graphics core with their open-source Linux driver. With this latest round of patches, Intel is already saying that the Haswell Linux graphics support is nearly on par with Ivy Bridge when it comes to the kernel driver.

29 June 2012 - Haswell 2013 - 8 Comments
The Latest Details On Intel's Valley View Atom SoC

Another Intel DRM pull request was submitted this morning for driver changes that will ultimately land in the Linux 3.6 kernel. With these latest open-source Intel driver changes, some new details are revealed about Intel's Valley View -- their next-generation Atom SoC that sports Ivy Bridge class graphics rather than any PowerVR cruft.

28 June 2012 - More News - 3 Comments
Intel Publishes Ivy Bridge Programming Documentation

Intel quietly pushed out their "Ivy Bridge" graphics programming documentation and register specifications on Friday. This Ivy Bridge graphics core programming documentation spans 17 files spread across three volumes and 2,468 pages of technical details concerning their latest-generation graphics.

23 June 2012 - Lots Of Documentation - 27 Comments

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