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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
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'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
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'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
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
While the Linux 3.16 kernel is still many weeks away from being released, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center already has some new code for testing that will ultimately end up in Linux 3.17.
20 June 2014 - Intel DRM
For years the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver developers have been working on frame-buffer compression (FBC) support but never it's worked out quite good enough to turn it on by default in full. Frame-buffer compression has the ability to reduce power consumption for those using Intel HD Graphics while reducing the amount of memory bandwidth used for screen refreshes. Now though the Intel DRM FBC code has been re-worked and perhaps this time it will be flipped on by default.
19 June 2014 - FBC - 4 Comments
Version 1.3.2 of Intel's VA-API driver for open-source video encode/decode using modern Intel HD Graphics GPUs has been released.
16 June 2014 - Intel VA-API 1.3.2 - 19 Comments
Earlier this week I published the first Linux review of the Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" processor that's a refreshed Haswell CPU with 4GHz base frequency and 4.4GHz Turbo.
14 June 2014 - Core i7 4790K - 4 Comments
Last month I wrote about how the Intel 3.0 X.Org driver has been in development for the better part of a year with no indications of an imminent release. The xf86-video-intel 3.0 release still hasn't happened, but a new development release is out and it packs even more features into this open-source Linux display driver.
10 June 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.912
Intel has lined up many graphics driver changes for Linux 3.16 and if you haven't been up to speed with all of our Linux 3.16 coverage, here's a concise overview of the Intel i915 DRM graphics driver changes for this next kernel version.
10 June 2014 - i915
For those wishing to better understand more of the internal workings of Intel's i915 DRM driver that provides the kernel-side portion to their Linux graphics driver, Ben Widawsky of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center has written a great blog post that's the start of the series documenting the Global GTT.
10 June 2014 - Global GTT
For developers and debug-willing Linux enthusiasts, the Intel GPU Tools 1.7 open-source release is now available.
10 June 2014 - intel-gpu-tools
The Linux graphics developers within Intel's Open-Source Technology Center have already prepared a fresh batch of changes that will land with the Linux 3.17 kernel -- even though the Linux 3.15 kernel hasn't been released yet and the Linux 3.16 kernel merge window opened early.
7 June 2014 - Linux 3.17
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