Intel News Archives
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
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
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