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Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics Haven't Gotten Faster In Recent Years

This weekend I pulled out a Core i5 powered HP EliteBook that served as Intel's Software Development Vehicle for Sandy Bridge. I hadn't touched this laptop in a long time but decided to see how the current Linux + Mesa graphics stack on Ubuntu 16.10 compares to the older Linux distributions when Sandy Bridge hardware was more relevant.

23 October 2016 - Intel Sandy Bridge - 41 Comments
Intel OpenGL vs. Vulkan Linux Benchmarks - Mesa Git + Linux 4.9

With having delivered a number of RADV Radeon Vulkan benchmarks recently, time to turn the tables to see how the Intel Vulkan driver stack is comparing to its i965 classic Mesa DRI driver. Dota 2 benchmarks up today under Ubuntu 16.10 while using Mesa 12.10-dev and Linux 4.9.

19 October 2016 - Dota 2 Benchmarks - Add A Comment
The Open-Source Intel Vulkan Linux Driver's Anatomy

Intel Open-Source Technology Center developer Jason Ekstrand presented earlier today at XDC2016 with a presentation entitled "The Anatomy of a Vulkan Driver" where he covers how he and fellow Intel developers brought up the first open-source Vulkan driver and had it ready for launch-day when Khronos formally unveiled the specification earlier this year.

22 September 2016 - XDC2016 - Intel Vulkan - 8 Comments
SLPC-Based Power Management Still Being Worked On For Intel's DRM Driver

The Single Loop Power Controller (SLPC) was an interesting addition to Skylake hardware but even with Skylake processors being out more than one year and the SLPC patches for the Intel DRM Linux driver having been out for a number of months, this GuC-based SLPC support has yet to be merged. The latest version of the patches was just published.

9 September 2016 - Single Loop Power Controller - 3 Comments
Intel Has Been Working On A Fast 2D GPU Renderer Focused On Web Content

Intel's open-source developers have been working on a GPU-based high-performance 2D renderer that can be nine times faster than Cairo's CPU-based renderer and still multiple times faster than Qt (even with OpenGL), Cairo with OpenGL, or even Google's Skia with OpenGL rendering. The focus of this new project, FastUIDraw, is ultimately for speeding up the rendering of web content and being able to accelerate all of the HTML5 canvas operations.

8 September 2016 - FastUIDraw - 21 Comments
Upcoming Linux Tests With A $300 Broadwell-EP Xeon CPU

Unfortunately Intel Corp hadn't sent over any Broadwell-EP hardware earlier this year when launching these new Xeon E5-2600 V5 server processors nor when it came to the high-end consumer Broadwell-E processors. However, I ended up buying a Xeon E5-2609 v4 Broadwell-EP this week for a new system and will be running a variety of upcoming tests.

25 August 2016 - Xeon E5-2609 v4 - 13 Comments
Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Linux

Earlier this year I heard from an Intel PR representative they had no plans for a Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Linux driver and immediately heard after that from a developer it was bollocks from the media department as usual. Today patches have emerged for supporting Turbo Boost Max 3.0 in the Linux kernel.

19 August 2016 - Turbo Boost 3.0 - 9 Comments

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