Intel News Archives
Intel Kabylake Will Still Require Firmware Blobs

Beginning with Skylake and Broxton hardware, Intel began requiring firmware blobs as part of their open-source graphics driver stack. This binary firmware is continuing forward with the next-generation Kabylake processors.

19 January 2016 - Binary Firmware - 14 Comments
The Intel Graphics Highlights Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

While we've already been writing at length about the DRM graphics driver changes you will be able to find with the Linux 4.5 kernel, here's a nice overview of the Intel-specific i915 DRM graphics changes for this next version of the Linux kernel.

11 January 2016 - Linux 4.5 i915 Highlights - 3 Comments
Open-Source Tessellation Lands For Pre-Broadwell Intel Hardware

Back on Christmas was news of patches for implementing tessellation shader support for Intel Ivy Bridge and Haswell graphics hardware after support had already landed for Broadwell and newer within the Mesa driver. Support for those older generations is now present in Mesa.

28 December 2015 - ARB_tessellation_shader - 3 Comments
Intel NUC Skylake Benchmarks On Linux

While Intel NUCs powered by Skylake have been announced for some time, it's still next to impossible to find these "NUC6" models at major Internet retailers. I'm told the situation should improve in early 2016, but fortunately there is some early Linux performance result data from two of these Skylake NUCs.

21 December 2015 - Skylake NUC - 5 Comments

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