Lossless Compression Added To Intel's Mesa Driver For Skylake
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 12 May 2016 at 01:40 PM EDT. Add A Comment
MESA --
Yet another feature landing in Mesa Git ahead of the upcoming Mesa 11.3/12.0 branching for release next month is lossless compression in the Intel Mesa DRI driver.

A series of commits today added support for lossless compression when using Intel Skylake graphics hardware.

This lossless compression currently works for integer formats while floating-point support is coming later once working out regressions.

A few compression numbers can be found in the comments to this Git commit by Intel's Topi Pohjolainen.
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