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Patches are still baking to enable the use of Haswell's Resource Streamer by the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The resource streamer that's new to Haswell processors have the ability of accelerating certain commands that otherwise take time on the CPU.
9 October 2013 - Resource Streamer
The Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition processor is Intel's new $1000+ CPU built atop their "Ivy Bridge" architecture and features six physical cores plus Hyper Threading. The i7-4960X is running at 3.6GHz with a 4.0GHz Turbo Frequency and is all around a super-fast processor. Under Linux, the performance is fantastic and it runs great on modern Linux distributions.
5 October 2013 - Core i7 4960X - 5 Comments
Intel has already queued up a fair amount of changes for their DRM graphics driver in the yet-to-be-started Linux 3.13 kernel, but there's even more work ahead. A new set of patches were pushed into the Intel DRM driver's kernel testing branch with a lot of "cool stuff" according to its developers.
4 October 2013 - Linux 3.13 Fun - 2 Comments
Intel's Chris Wilson has shared new performance data of UXA vs. GLAMOR vs. his prized SNA acceleration architecture for Intel 2D acceleration on the Linux desktop. To no incredible surprise, SNA is far better than UXA and GLAMOR for an Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor.
1 October 2013 - SNA Benchmarks - 26 Comments
Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has released the xf86-video-intel 2.99.903 as the latest 3.0 pre-release for their X.Org driver.
29 September 2013 - xf86-video-intel - 2 Comments
There's still several more weeks until the Linux 3.12 kernel release, but Intel's open-source developers already have a number of changes queued up for Linux 3.13.
27 September 2013 - Linux 3.13 Kernel
It's been a while since last hearing anything from Intel engineers about their proposed Power Capping Framework or Running Average Power Limit driver for the Linux kernel, but that changed today. New patches have been released for the power monitoring and limiting kernel code.
19 September 2013 - Intel Power Use
It's been a while since Intel last updated their open-source GPU Tools package, but they have now put out the intel-gpu-tools 1.4 release along with a commitment to push out new releases on a quarterly basis.
17 September 2013 - Intel GPU Tools 1.4 - 3 Comments
Following this week's Intel Atom Silvermont / Bay Trail launch and my notes about Intel Bay Trail / Silvermont Linux support, improvements for the new Atom SoCs have been committed to the LLVM tree.
14 September 2013 - Intel Silvermont
Intel recently released the Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processors and the benchmark results are incredible.
14 September 2013 - Ivy Bridge Extreme - 7 Comments
In the months ahead there's going to be a variety of tablets, 2-in-1 devices, and other low-power systems running off Intel Atom Bay Trail / Silvermont SoCs that were announced yesterday. While the new Atoms are exciting for their use of in-house HD Graphics and low-power design, how's the Linux support?
12 September 2013 - Intel Linux Hardware - 2 Comments
It's IDF week in San Francisco and Intel has formerly unveiled their Bay Trail SoCs. The forthcoming low-power Intel hardware has what's got excited in recent months on the mobile/tablet front since it features in-house Intel HD graphics over licensed graphics IP from Imagination and their PowerVR family.
11 September 2013 - Bay Trail - 6 Comments
Luc Verhaegen, the former RadeonHD graphics driver developer at SUSE and now working on the Lima project for reverse-engineering ARM Mali graphics, has shared his thoughts on the recent developments surrounding Intel backing out their XMir driver support.
10 September 2013 - Luc's Thoughts - 59 Comments
In preparation for running Intel Haswell Gallium3D benchmarks, this weekend I ran some fresh Mesa 9.1.6 vs. 9.2.0 vs. 9.3-devel tests on an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" system with HD Graphics 4600.
8 September 2013 - Mesa 9.3-devel - 3 Comments
The "Ilo" driver that began targeting Sandy/Ivy Bridge graphics support on the Gallium3D architecture in mainline Mesa now has initial support for Haswell graphics.
7 September 2013 - Ilo Gallium3D - 2 Comments
In an interesting change of events, the mainline Intel Linux graphics driver has reverted the patch to support XMir -- the X11 compatibility layer for the Mir Display Server in Ubuntu Linux.
7 September 2013 - XMir Rejected - 405 Comments
Going back to last year Intel Linux developers have been working on Stereo 3D support for their graphics driver. The support is still a work-in-progress but the code is now up to its third revision.
6 September 2013 - Intel 3D - 1 Comment
Beignet is an OpenCL Intel IvyBridge/Haswell implementation that's developed at Intel and using a new code-base not based upon Mesa/Gallium3D like the other hardware vendors are doing for their open-source GPU compute strategy. The Beignet developers are now working on making it possible to properly share GL buffers with the Intel Mesa driver.
6 September 2013 - Beignet - 1 Comment
If you are an owner of Intel "Ironlake" generation hardware, there is still some good open-source Linux graphics driver news. Intel developers have addressed hardware context support for Ironlake Linux graphics and will be re-attempting to enable RC6 power-savings support.
5 September 2013 - Intei Ironlake
For those curious whether Intel's queued up driver changes for landing in the Linux 3.12 kernel offer much in the way of better performance, for at least common Intel HD Graphics systems it doesn't appear that way.
5 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 1 Comment
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