OpenGL 4.0 Patches For Intel Ivy Bridge Revised
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 14 February 2017 at 08:11 AM EST. 25 Comments
MESA --
While yesterday's Mesa 17.0 release took Intel Haswell hardware from OpenGL 3.3 to OpenGL 4.5, this quarterly update didn't end up bring the older Ivy Bridge hardware past OpenGL 3.3. But consulting firm Igalia has continued working on their patches to bring Ivy Bridge hardware up to OpenGL 4.0.

Hopefully we'll see this patch series land for Mesa 17.1: Igalia has sent out their third revision to a set of patches for enabling ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 for Ivy Bridge and it's the last extension needed for this generation prior to Haswell for having OpenGL 4.0 support. Let's just hope now that the patches will be reviewed in a timely manner so that they can land.

The 24 patches sent out today add FP64 support to the Intel driver's align16 and align1 back-ends, allowing OpenGL 4.0 to be exposed for IVB. From Samuel Iglesias Gonsálvez, "This is the third version of the patch series that includes, among other fixes, a working DF MOV INDIRECT support for IvyBridge, improvements in the d2x legalization pass, improvements in the regioning parameters handling for DF instructions on IVB, and validator changes to detect misbehaviours in the generated code."

These patches, however, do not have register spilling support for 64-bit FP64 data. The patches can be found on Mesa-dev.

About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Mesa News
Popular News This Week