OpenSWR Rasterizer Improvements Land Ahead Of Mesa 18.0
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 20 January 2018 at 09:06 AM EST. 1 Comment
INTEL --
Besides Intel and Radeon OpenGL/Vulkan driver improvements squeezing into Mesa Git ahead of the imminent Mesa 18.0 code branching, the Intel-developed OpenSWR has landed its latest improvements.

This CPU-backed open-source software rasterizer alternative to LLVMpipe continues getting better. The latest for this rasterizer is a fix for LLVM 5.0, an early rasterization performance optimization, support for SIMD16 vertex shaders, AVX-512 improvements, and initial debugging support for stepping into JIT'ed LLVM IR.

These latest OpenSWR improvements can be found via this Git search. Once Mesa 18.0 has been branched besides the other GPU driver benchmarks coming, it will also be time for some fresh OpenSWR vs. LLVMpipe benchmarks.

Those wanting to learn more about this scalable software rasterizer can do so at OpenSWR.org.

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 Intel News
Popular News