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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
GLX_MESA_query_renderer Extension Published

After talking about it for months with numerous software developers, game studios, and other stakeholders, Ian Romanick of Intel has published his initial specification on GLX_MESA_query_renderer, a new GLX extension (and coming to EGL too) for helping ISVs (and namely games) better understand the system they're running on.

1 March 2013 - Ian Romanick - 6 Comments
SNA Sandy Bridge Is Quick To Beat UXA Too

There were huge SNA performance gains on Ironlake over UXA in the most recent testing that happened last night. Curious to see how the SNA 2D acceleration architecture is working for Sandy Bridge graphics hardware, for which it was originally intended, here are some new benchmarks.

27 February 2013 - SNA Acceleration - 21 Comments
SNA Delivers Huge Gains Over UXA For Intel "Gen5"

Chris Wilson's continued work on the SNA acceleration architecture is really beginning to pay off. In the latest SNA vs. UXA benchmarks for this 2D acceleration back-end to Intel's Linux graphics driver, SNA is delivering some heavy advantages.

27 February 2013 - Intel SNA - Add A Comment
Intel Sandy Bridge Now Has OpenGL ES 3.0

Intel's latest-generation "Ivy Bridge" processors with integrated graphics have already had OpenGL ES 3.0 support when using Mesa 9.1 with recent Linux kernel releases, but now the "Sandy Bridge" processors will advertise OpenGL ES 3.0 support too.

23 February 2013 - OpenGL ES 3.0 - 14 Comments
KMS Locking Pulled Into Queue For Linux 3.9 Kernel

Intel's work on kernel mode-setting locking has been pulled into the drm-next repository for merging into the Linux 3.9 kernel as one of several open-source Linux graphics driver changes for this next kernel release.

7 February 2013 - KMS Locking - Add A Comment
Intel's Linux DRM Driver Plans For 2013

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center talked this weekend about recent and future improvements being worked on for the company's open-source DRM graphics kernel driver.

7 February 2013 - Intel DRM Driver - 5 Comments
Intel Hopes For OpenGL ES 3.0 Compliance In Mesa 9.1

Last summer the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver reached the milestone of being officially OpenGL ES 2.0 conformant with the Khronos specification. Intel has now submitted their OpenGL ES 3.0 results to the Khronos Group for validation with Ivy Bridge hardware and the Mesa 9.1 branch in hopes of being one of the first driver implementations to be officially GLES 3.0 conformant.

6 February 2013 - OpenGL ES 3.0 Conformance - 6 Comments
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

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