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Due to the incredible rate at which Chris Wilson has been pushing out new xf86-video-intel X.Org driver releases to optimize his "SNA" acceleration architecture, here are updated Intel Core i7 "Haswell" SNA vs. UXA 2D performance benchmarks.
19 July 2013 - 2D Acceleration - 3 Comments
The Linux 3.11-rc2 kernel isn't even out yet, but Intel's open-source developers have already begun lining up DRM kernel graphics driver changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel.
19 July 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel
With the Linux 3.11-rc1 release, it's time now at Phoronix to start benchmarking the Linux 3.11 kernel. The first tests to run over the weekend were of Intel Ivy Bridge graphics, where a few regressions were spotted.
15 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 4 Comments
Intel's Ironlake hardware may be very old and not nearly as nice as the latest generation Haswell parts, but shipped today was a new patch-set for implementing hardware context support.
14 July 2013 - Intel OTC - 7 Comments
Chris Wilson has put out another speedy X.Org Intel graphics driver release, this time bumping it to version 2.21.12.
14 July 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.12 - 4 Comments
Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers are currently working on another feature of Intel's latest-generation Haswell architecture not currently exposed by their open-source Linux graphics driver.
8 July 2013 - Intel OTC
Ian Romanick of Intel who generally has been serving as the release manager of new Mesa releases, has announced some planned changes for releasing Mesa 3D drivers.
3 July 2013 - Mesa Drivers - 16 Comments
For benefiting embedded Linux developers with greater system performance and power efficiency, Intel has ported their System Studio Extended software to Linux.
2 July 2013 - Intel System Studio Extended - 4 Comments
Chris Wilson has released yet another xf86-video-intel 2.21.x driver point release.
1 July 2013 - Changes - 1 Comment
Intel released version 1.2.0 of libva and libva-intel-driver over the night. The updated Video Acceleration API (VA-API) now has support for MPEG-2 encoding along with new H.264 profile encoding API support.
26 June 2013 - Video Acceleration API - 8 Comments
Intel's Chris Wilson has done a Saturday morning release of the xf86-video-intel 2.21.10 driver to get out more performance tweaks and regression fixes.
22 June 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.0 - 1 Comment
Since the Computex launch of Intel's much anticipated Haswell processors at the beginning of the month, there's been much Linux coverage on Phoronix concerning the compatibility and performance of these new Intel processors from both the processing and graphics sides. Here's a summary of all of our discoveries and findings over the past few weeks.
21 June 2013 - Recap - 5 Comments
With the extensive coverage on Phoronix this month of Intel's new Haswell processors on Linux, many articles have shown that when using the latest components (e.g. Linux 3.10 kernel and Mesa 9.2) that the OpenGL performance is a whole lot faster. But are these changes specific to Haswell or benefit Intel's driver as a whole? In this article are new benchmarks from an older Intel "Sandy Bridge" system with HD 3000 graphics to see whether the performance there is also improving with the latest Linux code.
21 June 2013 - Graphics Performance
With new code going into Mesa on a daily basis, here's the very latest benchmarks comparing the state of stable Mesa 9.1.3 against the Mesa 9.2 development code with all of the performance optimizations it brings to the Intel DRI driver for the latest-generation Haswell graphics hardware.
21 June 2013 - Mesa 9.2 - 8 Comments
Intel's Daniel Vetter is attempting for the Intel DRM graphics driver to remove support for its FBDEV frame-buffer layer with a new patch-set entitled "fbdev no more!", but will this finally usher in the killing of the Linux kernel's FBDEV subsystem?
17 June 2013 - Intel FBDEV Killing - 54 Comments
The "Ilo" open-source driver that provides unofficial Intel Gallium3D graphics support for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics cores on Linux now is advertising GLSL 1.40 compliance. The GL Shading Language update comes after landing UBO and TBO support.
13 June 2013 - OpenGL GLSL 1.40 - 1 Comment
For the past week on Phoronix since the public debut of Intel's Haswell processors there has been a lot of coverage. The CPU performance is generally great but the Haswell Linux graphics support is still a work-in-progress even though its performance has already evolved a lot. This Sunday are some extra Core i7 4770K benchmarks.
9 June 2013 - HD Graphics 4600 - 3 Comments
While the Linux 3.10 kernel hasn't even been released yet, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers working on the Linux graphics stack already have a lot of worthwhile changes heading into the Linux 3.11 kernel.
8 June 2013 - Linux 3.11
Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center is back to pushing out xf86-video-intel driver updates at an expedited rate. Rather than the new releases being about advancing the SNA acceleration architecture or new features, the past few have been about correcting regressions and other bugs.
6 June 2013 - Intel 2.21.9 - 1 Comment
A new feature being worked on for the Intel DRM Linux kernel graphics driver is IPS. Short for Intermediate Pixel Storage, this feature should allow modern Intel HD graphics cores to let the CPU enter deeper PC states to increase power-savings.
31 May 2013 - IPS Feature - 3 Comments
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