OpenGL ES 3.1 For Haswell Lands With Intel's Mesa Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 26 August 2016 at 06:24 PM EDT. 11 Comments
MESA --
As a quick follow-up to OpenGL ES 3.1 coming for Intel Haswell graphics, those patches have now landed in Mesa Git.

As of this evening the patches landed culminating with GLES 3.1 being flipped on for Haswell hardware where as previously this OpenGL ES version was just supported by Broadwell and newer.

As mentioned in the previous article, OpenGL ES 3.1 for Ivy Bridge and Bay Trail are still being worked on by open-source developers.

Another exciting commit today was another DRI PRIME offloading optimization this time where if the secondary GPU is Evergreen or newer on the R600 Gallium3D driver. It's a port to R600g of the earlier Mesa commits covered in AMDGPU SI Winsys Support, Other Radeon Changes Hit Mesa Git.

Mesa 12.1 is shaping up to be an exciting release and should be made official within one month or so.

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