Intel Skylake Support Rolls Out To Mesa's DRM
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 30 September 2014 at 08:40 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The latest open-source component of Intel's Linux graphics driver stack receiving hardware enablement for Skylake is libdrm.

Earlier this month is when Intel published the initial open-source Intel DRM/KMS code for Skylake -- the 2015 Intel architecture that succeeds Broadwell. Last week the Intel Skylake Mesa support was published with revealing what Kristian Høgsberg has been working on the past few months. There's also been libdrm patches to come about and as of this morning that work has landed.

The Skylake PCI IDs were added along with Gen9 buffer manager initalization support and Gen9 CS decoding initialization.

Skylake CPUs will be introduced with the Intel 100 Series chipsets by the end of 2015. Skylake is supposed to feature much faster integrated graphics, boast support for SATA Express, PCI Express 4.0 support for some Skylake hardware, Thunderbolt 3.0 connectivity, and on the CPU side are a host of new instruction set extensions like AVX-512, ADX, and MPX. The Skylake GPU is said to be of Direct3D 12 support at feature level 12.0.
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