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In the latest code hitting the mainline Mesa Git tree is an Intel Mesa DRI driver improvement that can provide for significant performance improvements with Valve's popular Dota 2 online battle arena game.
24 October 2013 - Dota 2 - 9 Comments
Chris Wilson of Intel this morning released an updated xf86-video-intel X.Org driver. With this latest 3.0 pre-release comes support for TearFree on transformed outputs. There's also been other changes.
23 October 2013 - TearFree Support - 32 Comments
With our investigation into the potentially large performance changes in the Linux 3.12 kernel due to a CPUfreq change that can vastly improve the 3.12 kernel Radeon graphics performance, I also checked for Core i7 Haswell performance changes with this latest kernel. However, if using a low-end Core i3 CPU is the performance any different for 3.12? Here's test results.
22 October 2013 - Core i3 Haswell
Most often when running Intel Linux graphics benchmarks these days we're using Haswell hardware since that's where the most exciting developments are now happening with it being the latest-generation Intel products. However, we routinely go back and test older generations of hardware. With it having been a while since last running Mesa benchmarks with Ivy Bridge, especially now this week Mesa 10.0 receiving OpenGL 3.3 support, it's time for some new benchmarks.
20 October 2013 - Ivy Bridge Tests - 3 Comments
Eric Anholt at Intel has a new Mesa GLSL patch to add a new pass for their compiler that decreases the number of instructions and can result in performance improvements.
19 October 2013 - Intel Mesa Driver - 8 Comments
For those curious about how Intel's Many Integrated Core Architecture, in particular the Xeon Phi, works on Linux and can be taken advantage of for multi-threaded programming, here's a guide.
17 October 2013 - Xeon Phi
During Intel's quarterly earnings call this week it was warned that Broadwell, the successor to Haswell, has been delayed due to a manufacturing problem. But is this actually somewhat refreshing news to Linux users?
16 October 2013 - Intel Broadwell - 4 Comments
A few days back I delivered Linux OpenGL benchmarks of many different Intel graphics processors spanning the Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell generations. In this article are complementary Intel 2D benchmarks of the various generations of Intel processors using the now-default SNA acceleration architecture.
13 October 2013 - Intel SNA 2D
In the preceding days Intel has begun making public a number of Linux kernel patches for supporting their yet-to-be-released Merrifield chip.
10 October 2013 - Intel Merrifield - 7 Comments
Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released the xf86-video-intel 2.99.904 driver today to wrap up all the bug-fixes that landed in the past week and to say there's one more feature planned to be completed for the 3.0 release.
9 October 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.904 - 1 Comment
Patches are still baking to enable the use of Haswell's Resource Streamer by the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The resource streamer that's new to Haswell processors have the ability of accelerating certain commands that otherwise take time on the CPU.
9 October 2013 - Resource Streamer
The Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition processor is Intel's new $1000+ CPU built atop their "Ivy Bridge" architecture and features six physical cores plus Hyper Threading. The i7-4960X is running at 3.6GHz with a 4.0GHz Turbo Frequency and is all around a super-fast processor. Under Linux, the performance is fantastic and it runs great on modern Linux distributions.
5 October 2013 - Core i7 4960X - 5 Comments
Intel has already queued up a fair amount of changes for their DRM graphics driver in the yet-to-be-started Linux 3.13 kernel, but there's even more work ahead. A new set of patches were pushed into the Intel DRM driver's kernel testing branch with a lot of "cool stuff" according to its developers.
4 October 2013 - Linux 3.13 Fun - 2 Comments
Intel's Chris Wilson has shared new performance data of UXA vs. GLAMOR vs. his prized SNA acceleration architecture for Intel 2D acceleration on the Linux desktop. To no incredible surprise, SNA is far better than UXA and GLAMOR for an Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor.
1 October 2013 - SNA Benchmarks - 26 Comments
Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has released the xf86-video-intel 2.99.903 as the latest 3.0 pre-release for their X.Org driver.
29 September 2013 - xf86-video-intel - 2 Comments
There's still several more weeks until the Linux 3.12 kernel release, but Intel's open-source developers already have a number of changes queued up for Linux 3.13.
27 September 2013 - Linux 3.13 Kernel
It's been a while since last hearing anything from Intel engineers about their proposed Power Capping Framework or Running Average Power Limit driver for the Linux kernel, but that changed today. New patches have been released for the power monitoring and limiting kernel code.
19 September 2013 - Intel Power Use
It's been a while since Intel last updated their open-source GPU Tools package, but they have now put out the intel-gpu-tools 1.4 release along with a commitment to push out new releases on a quarterly basis.
17 September 2013 - Intel GPU Tools 1.4 - 3 Comments
Following this week's Intel Atom Silvermont / Bay Trail launch and my notes about Intel Bay Trail / Silvermont Linux support, improvements for the new Atom SoCs have been committed to the LLVM tree.
14 September 2013 - Intel Silvermont
Intel recently released the Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processors and the benchmark results are incredible.
14 September 2013 - Ivy Bridge Extreme - 7 Comments
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