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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
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
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
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
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
Intel's Xeon Phi Is Being Sold For An Insanely Low Price Right Now

There's a crazy discount right now for those wishing to buy an Intel Xeon Phi MIC card that's equipped with 57 cores running at 1.1GHz, 8GB of onboard memory, passively cooled, and over 1 TeraFLOP of double-precision compute power. All of this on a PCI Express card for less than... $200 USD!

11 November 2014 - 90% Off - 50 Comments
Intel Xeons Running Great On MSI's X99 Motherboard With Linux

The latest exciting hardware we've been testing at Phoronix are two Xeon Haswell processors that are compatible with the MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard. Needless to say with being an Intel processor and especially a workstation-class product, the Xeon E5-1680 v3 and Xeon E5-2687W v3 are running great with Linux.

5 November 2014 - Haswell Xeon - 5 Comments
Atomic Mode-Setting Moves Along For KMS Drivers

While drm-next closing in a few weeks for Linux 3.19, Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has written a status update concerning the long ongoing work concerning atomic mode-setting.

3 November 2014 - Atomic Helpers - 2 Comments
Intel's DRM Driver Changes Coming Up For Linux 3.18

I've been writing for a while already about the DRM graphics changes coming to Linux 3.18 even with Linux 3.17 not being quite out yet while courtesy of Intel OTC's Daniel Vetter is a comprehensive list of the i915 DRM changes to be found for the next kernel development cycle.

4 October 2014 - Linux 3.18 i915 - 1 Comment
A Multi-Year Effort Has Started To Better Document Intel's DRM/KMS Driver

One of the most frequent reasons we here when it comes developers not getting involved with the open-source Linux graphics driver development (or even just driver bug-fixing) comes down to the high barrier to entry due to a lack of comprehensive documentation, etc. As one step towards improving the driver documentation situation, Daniel Vetter has begun a long process of documenting the Intel (i915) DRM/KMS kernel driver.

3 October 2014 - DRM/KMS - Add A Comment

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