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Intel News Archives

SNA Is Doing Well For Vintage Intel Hardware

While not yet the default means of 2D acceleration for the Intel driver, the SNA architecture is even reportedly performing well -- better than UXA -- for the old Intel 855.
2 June 2012 - SNA Over UXA - 2 Comments

Better Power Savings With ZPODD On Linux

Intel continues to work on Linux kernel patches for ZPODD support.
28 May 2012 - SATA ZPODD - 6 Comments

Intel Publishes Massive "Fastboot" Patch Set

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center team has published a massive set of 43 patches for "Fastboot" support with their open-source Linux graphics driver.
26 May 2012 - New Patches - 23 Comments

ConnMan 1.0 Released For Linux Networking

Aside from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center finally releasing PowerTOP 2.0, developers at the company have also finally released a stable version of another one of their initiatives: ConnMan.
11 May 2012 - ConnMan 1.0 - 5 Comments

MSAA For Mesa Finally Moves Closer

Mesa is finally getting closer to properly supporting MSAA, a.k.a. Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing, but for now this is just Intel Sandy Bridge supported.
10 May 2012 - Anti-Aliasing - 20 Comments

Thunderbolt On Linux Not Yet Primed For Success

As a word of caution for anyone that was hoping Thunderbolt (a.k.a. Light Peak) was in good shape for Linux, the Intel technology doesn't appear to be quite ready yet.
5 May 2012 - Linux Thunderbolt - 4 Comments

Intel Ivy Bridge Continues To Grind Quickly On Linux

There's many more Ivy Bridge Linux tests coming out in the next few weeks, but here's some new results today for the Core i7 3770K processor looking at the overclocking results and effects of Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading.
3 May 2012 - Core i7 3770K - 8 Comments

Intel Releases 2.19 X.Org Driver To Fix Bugs

The xf86-video-intel 2.19.0 DDX driver was released this week to provide more stability fixes for UXA acceleration as well as provide support for the Intel Ivy Bridge GT2 server chip.
1 May 2012 - xf86-video-intel 2.19 - 1 Comment

Tizen 1.0 Larkspur SDK, Source Code Is Out

For those interested in Tizen, the latest Intel Linux distribution effort succeeding Moblin and MeeGo, version 1.0 "Larkspur" is now available with an SDK and the source-code is out for developers.
1 May 2012 - Tizen 1.0 - 2 Comments

Image Quality: Intel Ivy Bridge vs. Radeon Gallium3D

Aside from all the Linux gaming news this week, the past few days were also particularly exciting due to Intel's launch of the much-anticipated Ivy Bridge processor line-up. There were launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Intel Core i7 3770K on Phoronix plus many more articles are currently in the publishing pipeline.
28 April 2012 - Testing - 10 Comments

Intel Pushes Out Glamor 0.4 Release

Zhigang Gong on the behalf of the Intel China team released Glamor 0.4 as the latest work on the unique Glamor acceleration architecture for the Intel X.Org driver.
28 April 2012 - New Version - 2 Comments

Generic Buffer Formats, YUV For Wayland

A few interesting patch-sets were published today concerning Wayland.
20 April 2012 - Something Interesting - 1 Comment

Mesa Makes Way For Assembly Shaders To GLSL IR

Intel's Ian Romanick has made progress in his long side-project of compiling OpenGL assembly shaders to GLSL IR. He's now up to the point of being able to run the Doom 3 binaries with this conversion work for Mesa.
18 April 2012 - Hoorah - 12 Comments

Intel Lines Up Graphics Changes For Linux 3.5

While we're still several weeks out from even seeing the release of the Linux 3.4 kernel, Intel's developers working on their open-source Linux graphics driver stack have already begun planning their merge of changes for the Linux 3.5 kernel.
10 April 2012 - The Start - 2 Comments

Non-Linux OSes Still Playing In An Intel UMS World

While Intel has a lot of interesting work going on right now within their Linux kernel DRM driver and elsewhere within their open-source graphics stack, operating systems like OpenIndiana/Illumos and FreeBSD are still catching up, but they're still a ways off.
3 April 2012 - Ouch - 18 Comments

Intel Looks To Be Working On Open-Source GPGPU

A mailing list message this morning raises the possibility that Intel's open-source graphics developers could soon be working on GPGPU/OpenCL support.
27 March 2012 - Possibly... - 6 Comments

Intel Remains Confident In Fixed-Up RC6

Intel's open-source Linux graphics developers remain confident that we're likely to the final chapter of the lets-try-rc6-by-default-one-more-time saga. The RC6 power-savings feature for Sandy Bridge graphics hardware should hopefully be -- finally -- sane to keep enabled by default.
24 March 2012 - RC6 Power Savings

Intel Publishes More Haswell Graphics Driver Code

While Intel's Ivy Bridge launch is imminent, and I'm still digging through information concerning today's Intel Valleyview code drop that brings Ivy Bridge graphics to their next-generation Atom as they do away with PowerVR graphics for their SoCs, more graphics driver code to enable Haswell support has landed this evening.
21 March 2012 - Intel Haswell - 15 Comments

Intel Valley View: Atom SoC With Ivy Bridge Graphics

It's a very good week for open-source graphics drivers. Besides AMD releasing open-source support for Southern Islands and Trinity, Intel released the first bits of open-source Haswell support too. This afternoon, Intel has released open-source driver support for Valley View. Valley View is a CedarView-like Atom SoC, but rather than being crippled with PowerVR graphics, it has Ivy Bridge graphics.
21 March 2012 - Intel Valley View - 5 Comments

Mesa 8.1-devel Performance With Intel's DRI Driver

Recently I published benchmarks showing performance boosts for Intel Sandy Bridge with the Linux 3.3 and future 3.4 kernel DRM code, but how's the Mesa 8.1-devel performance looking?
20 March 2012 - Boosts? - 5 Comments

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