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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's Mesa Driver Gets A Small Performance Boost

Another patch landed in mainline Mesa today that's capable of providing a small performance boost for some OpenGL workloads with Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver.
28 January 2013 - Intel Mesa

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

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 Begins Publishing Linux Patches For "Avoton"

Intel has begun publishing Linux kernel patches to enable hardware support for their next-generation Avoton System-on-a-Chip. Avoton will be found in future low-power Atom offerings.
25 January 2013 - Linux Support Patches

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 Driver Now Enables Floating-Point Textures

Intel's Mesa DRI driver now is unconditionally enabling floating-point textures. Up to this point, the floating-point textures feature of GL3 hasn't been enabled by default due to patent worries.
21 January 2013 - Mesa Driver - 6 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

Intel's Mesa Driver Gets New Performance Patch

Intel's Mesa DRI driver received a new patch this weekend that's capable of enhancing the open-source graphics driver's performance for some OpenGL games.
19 January 2013 - Intel Mesa - 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

Intel's Beignet OpenCL Has Uncertain Future

Last week I wrote about Beignet as Intel's OpenCL Linux implementation for "Ivy Bridge" hardware. While the code was recently open-sourced, the future direction of this project is unknown.
17 January 2013 - Beignet - 5 Comments

Intel Driver Update Fixes Performance Regressions

Chris Wilson of Intel OTC has released yet another X.Org driver update in the xf86-video-intel 2.20 series. This latest DDX update does bring rendering improvements plus fixes for various performance regressions.
16 January 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.20.18

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