Intel Skylake Firmware Blobs Get Updated For Graphics & Audio
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 20 March 2016 at 09:44 AM EDT. Add A Comment
New firmware blobs have been updated in linux-firmware Git this morning for Skylake affecting both audio and graphics.

The new audio firmware is to fix various bugs over the earlier binary-only blob. At least according to Intel, there are no changes besides fixes.

Meanwhile, on the graphics front there is a new GuC release. As explained previously when talking about why Skylake and Broxton now rely upon firmware blobs, the GuC engine's job is to do workload scheduling on the parallel graphics engines.

The new Skylake GuC release has a fix for an engine reset issue, a fix for a scheduling issue, reorganizes the SLPC interface, and enables Intelligent Bias Control (IBC) on Skylake GT3 and GT4 hardware.

You can grab all the latest Linux firmware blobs via the Git repository if not wanting to wait until your distribution begins shipping the changes.
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