Intel IGC 1.0.12504.5 Released As Big Graphics Compiler Update - MTL, Ray-Tracing
IGC 1.0.12504.5 is the first new update since early October. It's a big one with 246 commits into this new version touching 319 files, adding 11k lines of new code.
This new IGC release contains initial work on supporting Meteor Lake "MTL" graphics. As previously noted in Phoronix articles, the Meteor Lake integrated graphics for these next-gen CPUs are similar in capabilities to current-generation Arc Graphics "DG2/Alchemist" discrete GPUs -- including support for ray-tracing, mesh shaders, etc.
Also notable as part of all the changes in this IGC update is an Intel-developed OpenCL ray-tracing extension being implemented.
There is also a wide variety of other changes to this IGC compiler update, which is used on Windows by their graphics driver and on Linux by their Compute Runtime OpenCL / Level Zero compute stack.
More details and downloads on this big IGC update via GitHub.