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Intel previously committed an H.265 / HEVC video decoding API to the video acceleration VA-API interface. The Intel VA-API developers have now complemented that by adding a HEVC encode API to this open-source GPU-based video acceleration library.
19 March 2015 - H.265 Encode - 6 Comments
Intel's open-source Linux development crew continues working on next-generation Skylake hardware support in a steadfast manner.
16 March 2015 - Intel Skylake PCI IDs - 9 Comments
Intel has published a patch-set adding support for Intel's Trace Hub to the Linux kernel for carrying out full system debugging.
7 March 2015 - Intel Trace Hub - 1 Comment
Just one week after Intel sent in their initial DRM driver updates for Linux 4.1, a second pull request has been submitted with more DRM graphics driver changes queued up for Linux 4.1.
6 March 2015 - Linux 4.1 - 11 Comments
For helping out ISVs and game developers test out their initial Vulkan code, they developed their own Intel Vulkan GPU graphics driver for Linux that they intend to open-source.
5 March 2015 - Valve Vulkan Driver - 156 Comments
Yesterday I ran some benchmarks from the new Core i3 Broadwell NUC to see how the latest Mesa Git affects the OpenGL performance for the Core i3 5010U chip with HD Graphics 5500. Today I'm complementing that testing to see if the latest Linux kernel Git makes any difference for this low-end, low-power Broadwell chip.
15 February 2015 - HD Graphics 5500 - 5 Comments
While we're only in the middle of the Linux 3.20 kernel, for what might still be called Linux 4.0, Intel already has updated DRM driver code for testing that will not be merged until Linux 3.21 (or what might also be known as Linux 4.1).
14 February 2015 - Intel DRM Testing - 4 Comments
As usual, the next version of the Linux kernel will bring a number of prominent changes to Intel's open-source DRM graphics driver.
12 February 2015 - DRM Intel 3.20 - 2 Comments
Intel will begin shipping their first Skylake chips in the second half of this year.
12 February 2015 - Intel Skylake Core M - 8 Comments
While Intel's official Mesa DRI driver has supported "Gen8" Broadwell graphics for many months, today the support for these latest-generation HD/Iris Graphics processors landed within the unofficial ILO Gallium3D driver.
11 February 2015 - ILO Gen8 - 6 Comments
While we're still waiting on xf86-video-intel 3.0 to finally be released after the better part of two years in development, Chris Wilson continues piling on new functionality for the Intel X.Org driver.
10 February 2015 - xf86-video-intel - 1 Comment
For any Intel Haswell Linux users with Iris Graphics thinking of switching to the Linux 3.19 kernel when it's released in what might just be a few hours, be forewarned as testing this weekend revealed there looks to be an OpenGL performance regression attributed to this new kernel.
8 February 2015 - Linux 3.19 Haswell - 5 Comments
A few days back I shared A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit. Since then I've run some of the first Linux benchmarks from this Intel NUC with Core i3 5010U "Broadwell" processor.
8 February 2015 - Core i3 5010U Broadwell + NUC5i3RYB - 3 Comments
A set of fourteen patches were published today for the Intel Mesa DRI driver for implementing glMemoryBarrier() as needed by OpenGL 4.2 and newer.
6 February 2015 - glMemoryBarrier() - 1 Comment
I'm still benchmarking many laptops around here with the current build of Ubuntu 15.04 as part of my large forthcoming laptop comparison pitted against the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Intel Broadwell processor. For another perspective on the Broadwell HD Graphics 5500 OpenGL performance, here's a laptop comparison against an old ThinkPad with discrete NVIDIA graphics.
3 February 2015 - OpenGL Comparison - 38 Comments
As some extra Broadwell Linux performance numbers this morning, here's some brief test results for the Intel Core i7 5600U when testing the Intel P-State vs. ACPI CPUFreq frequency scaling drivers and the different scaling governors.
28 January 2015 - Frequency Scaling Drivers - 12 Comments
In the past few days when begining to deliver a number of initial Linux tests from Intel's new Broadwell processors, a number of Phoronix readers have inquired about the OpenCL and VA-API support for the new hardware.
27 January 2015 - OpenCL & VA-API - 18 Comments
The third-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon continues running well under Linux with its new Intel Core i7 5600U "Broadwell" processor sporting HD Graphics 5500. I'm enjoying this new ultrabook a lot and have been pushing it very hard for days with various Linux benchmarks.
26 January 2015 - Intel Core i7 5600U - 21 Comments
Aside from the performance benefits of Broadwell, particularly in having greater graphics capabilities, laptops and ultrabook designs are much more power efficient than former Haswell products. Here's some quick tests I did today comparing the Broadwell-based Core i7 ThinkPad X1 Carbon to my former Haswell-based Core i7 ASUS Zenbook ultrabook.
25 January 2015 - Zenbook vs. ThinkPad - 18 Comments
Intel has already landed a lot of new DRM graphics code for the Linux 3.20 kernel but there's more in store for drm-next before calling it a week.
24 January 2015 - Intel DRM-Next 3.20
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