Intel News Archives
Intel Does Final XenGT Release Off Old Codebase

Intel developers have done their "2016-Q4" quarterly update to XenGT for mediated graphics passthrough on Linux hosts for Intel graphics hardware. This is their last release on the old architecture now that the code began landing upstream in Linux 4.10.

17 March 2017 - Intel XenGT 2016Q4 - 1 Comment
Intel GPU Tools 1.18 Released

Intel GPU Tools 1.18 has been released as the newest version of this open-source package for assisting developers in debugging and analyzing the Intel Linux graphics driver stack.

13 March 2017 - intel-gpu-tools - Add A Comment
Core i7 6800K Linux CPU Scaling Benchmarks With Ubuntu 16.10

Earlier today I posted some Linux game CPU scaling benchmarks using a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E For showing how current Linux games make use of (or not) multiple CPU cores, which originated from discussions by Linux gamers following the AMD Ryzen CPU launch with how many cores are really needed. While going through the process of running those Linux game CPU scaling benchmarks, I also ran some other workloads for those curious.

6 March 2017 - Core i7 6800K - 14 Comments
Geminilake Will Require Intel Audio Firmware Blobs

Besides recent Intel graphics hardware making use of firmware binary blobs now for the GuC/HuC functionality, Intel audio hardware continues in making use of firmware binary-only blobs for audio support.

4 March 2017 - Geminilake Firmware Audio - 22 Comments
A Patch Is Being Worked On For Greater Kabylake Linux Performance With P-State

In our Intel Kabylake benchmarks we have shown how Intel's P-State CPU frequency scaling driver used by most Linux distributions can lead to much lower performance with their latest-generation processors compared to the ACPI CPUFreq scaling driver. Fortunately, action is taking place for improving the P-State performance with Kabylake.

4 February 2017 - P-State Screwed - 11 Comments
OpenCL With An Intel Celeron: HD Graphics 610 / Kabylake GT1

Yesterday I published Linux benchmarks of the Celeron G3930, Intel's lowest-end Celeron CPU at the moment in the Kabylake family. This CPU goes for about $40 USD and you get a dual-core 2.9GHz processor with HD Graphics 610 (GT1). I had published a few OpenGL benchmarks in that review while for this article are some OpenCL compute numbers.

3 February 2017 - Slow CL - 5 Comments

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