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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

Intel Mesa Driver Ups Counter-Strike Performance

A patch to mainline Mesa yesterday from Intel has resulted in a ~7% performance boost for Sandy Bridge "GT2" graphics when running the video stress test for Valve's Counter-Strike: Source.
28 July 2012 - Improvement - 20 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

Another Intel Linux Graphics Driver Release

Intel has released a new open-source X.Org driver for their Intel graphics since it was only just discovered that the Ivy Bridge GT1 "HD 2500" graphics were busted.
27 July 2012 - New Release - 1 Comment

Intel Releases 12.07 Linux Graphics Package

Intel has released their 12.07 Linux graphics driver package.
24 July 2012 - Package - 1 Comment

Intel 2.20.1 X.Org Driver Closes Critical Bugs

With a week having passed since the release of xf86-video-intel 2.20, Chris Wilson has today issued the driver's first point release to take care of some critical bugs.
23 July 2012 - Fixes - 7 Comments

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

Intel Linux Driver Finally Handles 8x MSAA

Intel's Linux graphics driver is finally onto supporting 8x multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA), assuming you're using the latest-generation Ivy Bridge graphics hardware.
18 July 2012 - MSAA - 29 Comments

New Intel Driver Takes SNA Accel Mainstream

Chris Wilson released the xf86-video-intel 2.20 driver on Sunday, which brings SNA acceleration to the masses.
15 July 2012 - SNA Acceleration - 10 Comments

Intel Provides Linux PCI Express NTB Support

Intel has provided Linux kernel support for PCI Express Non-Transparent Bridges (NTB). PCI-E NTB allows for interconnecting multiple systems using PCI Express.
14 July 2012 - Interesting - 6 Comments

Intel Driver Modes-Set Rework Hits 81 Patches

Daniel Vetter's re-work of the Intel DRM driver mode-setting code has now expanded to 81 patches in size.
13 July 2012 - 80 Patches - 4 Comments

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 Merges Mesa Hardware Context Support

Kenneth Graunke committed the i965 Mesa driver hardware context support patch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Radeon Gallium3D driver has also seen improvements.
11 July 2012 - Mesa HW Context - 2 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 Implements CMS MSAA For Ivy Bridge Driver

The latest noteworthy patch-set coming out of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center is Mesa support for CMS MSAA for Ivy Bridge hardware.
7 July 2012 - On Linux - 14 Comments

Intel Updates Its -Testing Branch For, Well, Testing

Daniel Vetter has pushed out new -next and -testing branches for Intel's open-source Linux graphics DRM driver with a few highlights worth noting.
6 July 2012 - New Code

Intel Winning Over NVIDIA For Linux Enthusiasts

It seems that among Linux enthusiasts, Intel is gaining market-share thanks to their increasingly powerful integrated graphics backed by a fully open-source driver while NVIDIA is losing ground.
5 July 2012 - Not Surprising - 82 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

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