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Another Intel Linux Power Regression Is Being Investigated

Power regressions are still easy to come by with the Linux kernel and other areas of the open-source stack... Multiple users have been reporting of a recent power increase on newer versions of the Linux kernel, which seem to track down to the Intel i915 DRM driver.
28 August 2014 - Regression - 6 Comments

Linux 3.17 Doesn't Boost Ivy Bridge Performance Numbers

Last week I ran some performance tests that found Sandy Bridge was faster with the Linux 3.17 kernel and these performance gains with the still in-development kernel extended beyond just graphics. Curious, I ran some tests this weekend to see whether Intel Ivy Bridge processors were also running faster with Linux 3.17 compared to Linux 3.16 stable.
25 August 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 4 Comments

Running Ivy Bridge HD Graphics With Linux 3.16 + Mesa 10.3

Given our recent updated Sandy Bridge benchmarks on Linux, for those with Ivy Bridge processors curious how the HD Graphics are handling the latest Mesa and kernel, I have some updated benchmarks for you this Sunday.
24 August 2014 - Benchmarks - 7 Comments

Intel Bay Trail Performance With Linux 3.16/3.17 & Mesa 10.3

As it's been some months since last running any Bay Trail Linux performance tests at Phoronix, here's some new OpenGL performance tests I did this week using the wonderful Intel Bay Trail NUC.
23 August 2014 - Bay Trail - 11 Comments

Intel Sandy Bridge Gains On Linux 3.17 Extend Beyond Graphics

Yesterday I shared some benchmarks showing Intel Sandy Bridge HD Graphics performance increasing on Linux 3.17 for this several year old architecture. This came as a surprise but the good news is the performance improvements on this new Linux kernel don't stop with OpenGL but extend to CPU performance too.
21 August 2014 - Intel Linux Performance - 5 Comments

NIR: A New IR Developed For Mesa That's Better Than GLSL IR

Connor Abbott, the open-source developer that began contributing to the Lima Linux graphics driver while a high school student, was interning at Intel this summer even before starting college. Over the summer the focus of his Intel Linux internship was focusing on developing a new intermediate representation for Mesa graphics drivers.
18 August 2014 - NIR - 26 Comments

Intel's Idle Driver Supports Broadwell With Linux 3.17

The native hardware cpuidle driver for Intel CPUs now supports the upcoming Broadwell processors with Linux 3.17.
16 August 2014 - intel_idle - 2 Comments

Intel Starts Shipping Core M Broadwell-Y 14nm Chips

Intel passed along word that they've begun shipping their Core M Broadwell-Y chips.
11 August 2014 - Broadwell-Y - 3 Comments

Two Intel Graphics Features Get Pulled From Linux 3.17

Linux 3.17-rc1 is still about one week away at least, but already two commits of new functionality were reverted from the Intel DRM driver code for Linux 3.17.
9 August 2014 - Reverts

Intel Is Already Working On Linux Graphics Support For Skylake

While we're still waiting until around the end of the year to see Broadwell processors, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center is already prepping Linux graphics driver code to begin pushing Skylake support into their driver stack.
8 August 2014 - Skylake - SKL - 9 Comments

Many Intel DRM Changes Abound For Linux 3.17

The Intel DRM graphics driver will feature its usual large amount of changes with the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel.
7 August 2014 - i915 DRM - 6 Comments

Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Baking, New Development Release

Chris Wilson announced the release this morning of the xf86-video-intel 2.99.913 driver as the latest development version in the nearly year-long process of releasing xf86-video-intel 3.0.
23 July 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.913 - 4 Comments

Intel Adds BPTC Texture Compression To Their Mesa Driver

Intel has introduced BPTC texture compression support to Mesa and specifically their Intel HD Graphics driver along with the Mesa software rasterizer.
22 July 2014 - BPTC - 16 Comments

New Intel GLAMOR Code Is Taking Shape & Running Fast

Aside from upstream work to the GLAMOR acceleration code itself that's now part of the X.Org Server, Keith Packard has been working on the GLAMOR hook-up for the xf86-video-intel DDX driver.
21 July 2014 - GLAMOR - 14 Comments

VA-API Adds Support For VP8 Video Encoding

Intel developers have added support for VP8 video encoding to the open-source Video Acceleration API.
19 July 2014 - Video Acceleration API - 9 Comments

More Intel DRM Improvements Aimed For Linux 3.17

With the Linux 3.16 kernel just being a few weeks away from its debut, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has out another batch of changes being queued up for drm-next to enter with Linux 3.17.
18 July 2014 - Linux 3.17 - 2 Comments

Intel Linux Driver Trying Bay Trail Aggressive Downclocking

Intel's Linux open-source crew is toying with aggressive down-clocking for current-generation Bay Trail hardware for greater power-savings and lower heat output.
3 July 2014 - Power Savings - 5 Comments

Intel Beignet 0.9 Adds Bay Trail, OpenCL 1.2, Major Performance Improvements

Beignet, Intel's method of supporting OpenCL compute under open-source Linux on the graphics cores within their modern processors, is out with a very significant release today.
26 June 2014 - Intel OpenCL Compute - 5 Comments

Intel MIC Run-Time Offload Library Close To Entering GCC

Intel's MIC run-time offload library will likely be added to the GNU Compiler Collection in the very near future.
26 June 2014 - Xeon Phi

Intel Broadwell Graphics Names Revealed Via Linux Driver

For what it's worth, the marketing graphics product names for Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors have been revealed.
24 June 2014 - Broadwell - 10 Comments

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