Intel News Archives
Thanks to patches surfacing on public mailing lists on Monday that continue work on the open-source enablement of Intel Haswell graphics under Linux, we have a look at the different variants of Haswell. Somewhat surprising is that there's 36 different IDs representing the next-generation Haswell products with different flavors of integrated graphics.
7 August 2012 - PCI IDs - 15 Comments
Intel's open-source hardware enablement under Linux of next year's Haswell architecture continues. New HDMI audio patches have been published while the DisplayPort audio patches are still forthcoming.
6 August 2012 - Coding
Chris Wilson of Intel OTC put out another point release to the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x DDX driver on Saturday.
4 August 2012 - New Release - 14 Comments
Aside from the normal desktop shell for Wayland's Weston reference compositor, open-source Intel developers have resurrected work on a tablet-oriented shell for this fledging display server.
3 August 2012 - Tablet-Shell - 2 Comments
For the past several months there's been open-source driver development activities within the Linux kernel and Mesa library as it pertains to Haswell, the 2013 Intel micro-architecture to succeed this year's successful Ivy Bridge platform. There's xf86-video-intel DDX driver commits landing today pertaining to Haswell.
3 August 2012 - Haswell
Intel's Video Acceleration API (VA-API) has seen updates to its core library as well as to the Intel-specific VA-API Intel driver.
3 August 2012 - Intel - 7 Comments
Following the success of Ivy Bridge and their continued open-source contributions, Intel graphics continue to gain market-share on the Linux desktop.
2 August 2012 - OpenBenchmarking.org - 19 Comments
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
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
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
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
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 has released their 12.07 Linux graphics driver package.
24 July 2012 - Package - 1 Comment
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
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'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
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 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
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
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
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