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Intel has made another step forward for their HD/Iris Graphics driver in their OpenGL support, except this time on Windows.
3 September 2014 - Windows - 11 Comments
For the Linux 3.18 kernel Intel has ready some more DRM graphics driver changes beyond the exciting work already sent into drm-next.
3 September 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment
Following my testing and reporting last weekend about Intel Beignet starting to provide very usable open-source OpenCL support on Linux, one of the most common requests was to next see if this Intel OpenCL Linux supprot benefits x264 encoding at all.
2 September 2014 - Beignet - 15 Comments
Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux.
30 August 2014 - Beignet - 21 Comments
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has putout some slides covering the general process for reviewing patches, in order to help out those new to contributing to the open-source community.
30 August 2014 - Intel DRM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 passed along word that they've begun shipping their Core M Broadwell-Y chips.
11 August 2014 - Broadwell-Y - 3 Comments
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
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
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
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 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
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
Intel developers have added support for VP8 video encoding to the open-source Video Acceleration API.
19 July 2014 - Video Acceleration API - 9 Comments
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