More Intel Skylake Graphics PCI IDs Get Revealed
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 16 March 2015 at 10:25 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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Intel's open-source Linux development crew continues working on next-generation Skylake hardware support in a steadfast manner.

If using Mesa 10.5, GCC 5.0, Linux 4.0, and the other latest key upstream Linux components, initial Skylake processor support is in place -- including for the new Intel graphics. This successor to Broadwell won't begin shipping until the second half of 2015 when initially the first Skylake Core M chips will start shipping in devices in time for the holidays. However, it's great to see the open-source Linux hardware enablement panning out early.


So far things seem to be taking shape across the stack. Intel's VA-API support code just revealed some new Skylake PCI IDs. Unfortunately we don't know much more beyond these numbers as Intel's open-source driver developers aren't yet allowed to reveal any marketing/product names so for the time being they're just labeled as "Intel(R) Skylake."

Back in September was when the initial batch of Intel Skylake graphics PCI IDs were published and with today's Video Acceleration API driver activity there's a few more PCI IDs not previously reported.

Stay tuned for our Intel Skylake Linux hardware coverage and benchmarks later in the year, while for now you can be amused by the great Broadwell support and performance.

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