Intel Broxton Gets ASTC HDR Support In Mesa

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 22 May 2017 at 06:42 PM EDT. 2 Comments
Intel Broxton graphics hardware can now benefit from ASTC HDR texture compression in Mesa Git.

For Intel Broxton hardware is now ASTC HDR support, with KHR_texture_compression_astc_hdr getting flipped on. This is the first generation of Intel hardware seeing ASTC HDR support in Mesa and is the first of the Mesa/G3D drivers for that matter with that extension. Intel Gen9 graphics and newer meanwhile support KHR_texture_compression_astc_sliced_3d.

Adaptable Scalable Texture Compression is a variable block size texture compression method developed by ARM and AMD and is superior to S3TC and ETC2.
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