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Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Lands Yet More Changes

While there have been pre-releases of the xf86-video-intel 3.0 X.Org driver going back to last September, it's still not ready to be released, but a new feature update was made available.

20 March 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.911 - 2 Comments
Intel Broadwell Gets A Temporary DRM Branch

For distribution vendors or those fortunate to have early access to Intel's forthcoming Broadwell processors, there's a temporary DRM kernel driver branch that provides new features and changes over what's currently found in the upstream Linux kernel or the drm-intel development branch.

25 February 2014 - Broadwell - Add A Comment
Intel Lands Compute Shaders In Mainline Mesa

Last month I shared work being done by Intel on supporting OpenGL compute shaders within Mesa as needed with the ARB_compute_shader extension. That work is now starting to hit Mesa Git master.

5 February 2014 - ARB_compute_shader - 1 Comment
Pre-3.0 Intel X.Org Driver Gets More Fixings

Chris Wilson ended up releasing xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 today although he had hoped the previous release candidate would have been the last prior to the official xf86-video-intel 3.0 X.Org driver release.

1 February 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 - 12 Comments
Lack Of Broadwell RC6 Has Us Looking Toward Linux 3.15

While Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors will have proper graphics driver support with the Linux 3.14 kernel (and updated user-space components), for those concerned about power usage, there's still some very important bits that do not look like they will land until at least the Linux 3.15 kernel.

29 January 2014 - Power Savings - 1 Comment
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. Ubuntu 14.04 - Ivy Bridge GL Tests

For those current users of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS curious about how the performance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be if upgrading, I've been in the process of running some preview benchmarks to share the current situation of the Trusty Tahr in its present development form. Some early results to share this weekend run a few OpenGL benchmarks while comparing the state of Ubuntu 12.04.3 to Ubuntu 14.04 right now when using Intel "Ivy Bridge" HD Graphics 4000.

25 January 2014 - Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL - Add A Comment
Intel GMA500 Poulsbo Driver Finally Works Towards 2D

The open-source Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" DRM driver that supports Atom SoCs with PowerVR graphics, which long has only provided basic kernel mode-setting support via the community-made driver, is finally close to having 2D acceleration.

21 January 2014 - GMA500 Poulsbo - 13 Comments
New Intel Broadwell Backends Land In Mesa

Some open-source Intel Linux developers have been busy this weekend to ensure the Broadwell open-source driver enablement work will be ready for when the hardware ships in a few months time so it won't be like the poor open-source Kaveri driver.

19 January 2014 - Intel Broadwell - 1 Comment

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