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New Patches Will Have Cherryview & Broadwell Owners Looking Toward New Kernel

While Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has publicly had Broadwell Linux GPU driver code to post public since the end of 2013 and they've already started on Skylake enablement, there's still yet-to-be-mainlined patches for the Linux kernel to benefit Broadwell graphics performance.
14 January 2015 - HiZ Performance

A New Open-Source Tool To Change Intel GPU Frequencies

Ben Widawsky of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center rolled out a new experimental tool aptly called intel_frequency for manipulating the Intel GPU frequency under Linux.
12 January 2015 - intel_frequency - 12 Comments

Intel's RealSense Camera Doesn't Yet Have Proper Linux Support

Intel RealSense is a Kinect-like 3D camera. The Intel RealSense 3D camera is intended to have a variety of applications from 3D scanning to "immersive collaboration" to gaming, but sadly its Linux support isn't yet up to scratch.
10 January 2015 - RealSense - 4 Comments

Intel Is Still Working On The VED DRM Driver For PowerVR

While it didn't make it for the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window, an Intel developer is still working on the Imagination PowerVR VPU.
8 January 2015 - IPVR - 1 Comment

Test Driving The New Intel Haswell Linux Performance Patch

Hitting the Intel DRM tree this week was the much anticipated Haswell performance patch that was previously talked up by LunarG for benefiting Valve's OpenGL games on Linux. I've ran a few quick benchmarks today of the new Linux kernel code.
6 January 2015 - OpenGL Performance - 5 Comments

Intel Broadwell NUCs Announced, To Begin Shipping Next Month

Along with many other announcements out of Intel this week for the Consumer Electronic Show, Intel officially lifted the lid on their new Broadwell NUCs!
6 January 2015 - Broadwell NUC - 4 Comments

The Intel Haswell OpenGL Performance Boosting Patch Is Published

Back in November I wrote about a Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver due to testing done by LunarG and uncovered with the help of Intel. That performance-boosting patch has been queued up for drm-intel-next thus meaning it will be present with the next major kernel cycle -- the Linux 3.20 kernel.
6 January 2015 - Haswell Performance Boost - 2 Comments

Intel Ivy Bridge Linux OpenGL Benchmarks Over Two Years

On Sunday I posted some benchmarks looking at Intel Haswell HD Graphics performance between 2013 and 2014, but for users of older "Ivy Bridge" graphics how does the performance comparison? In this article are Intel HD Graphics 4000 benchmarks between 2012 and 2014.
30 December 2014 - HD Graphics 4000 - 3 Comments

Intel 2.99.917 X.Org Driver Released, 3.0 Release Finally Near

The Intel X.Org driver (xf86-video-intel 3.0) driver has been in pre-release form since September 2013 and now after having gone through many development revisions, xf86-video-intel 3.0 might be on final approach.
21 December 2014 - xf86-video-intel 3.0 - 4 Comments

Intel GPU Tools 1.9 Brings Skylake Support

Intel's open-source team on Friday released intel-gpu-tools 1.9 as the latest version of this collection of tools used generally for testing and debugging purposes.
13 December 2014 - Skylake

Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Edison Module

Intel's Edison Module is a development platform for prototyping wearable computing devices and IoT devices. Here's some Linux benchmarks with the Intel Edison running on Debian.
5 December 2014 - Intel Edison - 1 Comment

VA-API Adds HEVC H.265 Decode API

Intel developers have added the necessary code for the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) to offer support for decoding H.265/HEVC content.
4 December 2014 - VA-API - 8 Comments

Intel Has Last Round Of DRM Changes For Linux 3.19, Starts Dropping DRI1/UMS

The Linux 3.19 kernel that's a few weeks out still from officially being under development is quite heavy on the changes.
28 November 2014 - drm-intel-next 3.19 - 12 Comments

Intel's Cherry Trail Delayed To Next Year

While we've been quite excited to get our hands on Cherry Trail hardware after the great encounters with Bay Trail on Linux, it looks like we'll be waiting a few more months.
25 November 2014 - Cherry Trail - 11 Comments

Linux 3.18 Kernel: Not Much Change With Intel Haswell Performance

For those wondering whether there will be any exciting improvements with the Intel DRM graphics driver in the Linux 3.18 kernel, here's some OpenGL performance benchmarks.
22 November 2014 - HD Graphics - 3 Comments

Intel Releases Beignet 1.0 For Open-Source OpenCL

After two years of development by the Intel Open-Source Technology Center China crew, Beignet 1.0.0 was released this week for providing open-source OpenCL support on Linux.
15 November 2014 - Beignet 1.0 - 11 Comments

Intel Sends In More Graphics Code For Linux 3.19

Intel has sent in another round of graphics driver changes to be queued up in DRM-Next for the Linux 3.19 kernel.
14 November 2014 - Linux 3.19 Kernel

Intel Publishes More Skylake Linux Graphics Patches

We're still likely about one year out before seeing any Skylake processors released from Intel, but their open-source Skylake graphics enablement continues to flow.
14 November 2014 - Intel Skylake

Intel Updates Its Linux Graphics Installer For Ubuntu 14.04 & Fedora 20

This week Intel updated its Linux Graphics Installer for Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 14.04, but as usual, it's really nothing too special and doesn't earn my high recommendation as there's better ways for users to be running the latest open-source graphics code.
13 November 2014 - Intel Linux Gfx Installer - 6 Comments

Intel Xeon P-State vs. CPUFreq Scaling Tests Show Some Odd Numbers

As we've seen a lot of variation in results with different Intel processors when switching between the Intel P-State and CPUFreq scaling drivers and the different governors, here's some tests when using a 16 thread (eight core + HT) Haswell-EP Xeon processor and testing the different CPU frequency scaling settings in Fedora 21.
13 November 2014 - Frequency Scaling - 8 Comments

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