Broadwell

Broadwell is the codename for Intel's 2014 CPU successor to Haswell. Broadwell boasts a 14nm die shrink, uses an MCP package design, offers new instruction set extensions, and is expected to offer improvements to the performance-per-Watt and much better integrated graphics support. Open-source hardware enablement of Broadwell has been happening within Linux for some time in hopes of providing appropriate launch-day Broadwell Linux support.

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Broadwell Articles & Reviews

Intel Haswell To Ice Lake Laptop Performance...   Processors   19 Nov 2019
Older Broadwell Graphics Performance Is Looking Good...   Display Drivers   23 Sep 2019
Intel Iris Pro 6200 Graphics - i965 vs. Iris Gallium3D...   Display Drivers   05 Mar 2019
KPTI + Retpoline Linux Benchmarking On Old Laptops   Software   11 Jan 2018
Kicking Off April With An Eight-Way BSD/Linux...   Operating Systems   03 Apr 2017
How Well Modern Linux Games Scale To Multiple CPU...   Linux Gaming   06 Mar 2017
Intel IvyBridge/Haswell/Broadwell/Skylake OpenGL &...   Linux Gaming   07 Jan 2017
Linux Workstation/Server Distribution Benchmarks For...   Operating Systems   21 Dec 2016
GCC 6.2/7.0 vs. LLVM Clang 3.9/4.0 SVN Compiler...   Software   10 Dec 2016
Intel Iris Pro OpenGL vs. Vulkan Benchmarks With Linux...   Display Drivers   06 Dec 2016
Early Benchmarks Of GCC 7 On Linux x86_64 With An...   Software   05 Dec 2016
Intel Core i7 6800K Benchmarks On Ubuntu + Linux 4.8   Processors   26 Sep 2016
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 Broadwell-EP Linux Benchmarks   Processors   09 Sep 2016
7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks To Kick Off...   Operating Systems   06 Sep 2016
Intel Skylake Performance Boosted By Mesa 11.3   Display Drivers   22 May 2016
Intel Broadwell Graphics Are Much Faster With Mesa...   Display Drivers   18 May 2016
How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing Compared To Five Other...   Operating Systems   24 Feb 2016
How Intel Laptop Performance & Efficiency Evolved...   Computers   20 Dec 2015
7-Way Linux Laptop Comparison From Sandy Bridge To...   Computers   14 Dec 2015
Intel Broadwell Laptop OpenGL Performance: Windows 10...   Operating Systems   11 Dec 2015
A Few Intel Core i3 5010U vs. i5 5200U Broadwell Tests...   Processors   09 Dec 2015
Intel Broadwell/Skylake Graphics Performance For Steam...   Linux Gaming   30 Oct 2015
Intel's Core i7 5775C Broadwell Is Running Well On...   Processors   14 Oct 2015
Open-Source Linux Driver Comparison: Skylake HD...   Display Drivers   28 Aug 2015
Linux Power Efficiency Of Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell...   Processors   25 Aug 2015
Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake Linux CPU Benchmarks   Processors   23 Aug 2015
Intel Skylake HD Graphics 530 Performance On Linux   Graphics Cards   18 Aug 2015
Intel Broadwell Iris Pro Graphics: Windows 10 vs....   Operating Systems   30 Jul 2015
NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Delivers Stunning Performance On...   Processors   28 Jul 2015
Comparing The Power/Performance Of A NetBurst Celeron...   Processors   23 Jul 2015
Intel Core i7 5775C: Once Going, This Broadwell CPU Is...   Processors   21 Jul 2015
Open-Source Linux Graphics: A10-7870K Godavari vs....   Graphics Cards   18 Jul 2015
Intel Iris Pro 6200 Graphics Are A Dream Come True For...   Graphics Cards   15 Jul 2015
Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance...   Operating Systems   22 Apr 2015
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Broadwell Preview   Computers   04 Apr 2015
5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC   Operating Systems   24 Feb 2015
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux...   Computers   15 Feb 2015
9-Way Linux Laptop Performance Comparison From Intel...   Computers   07 Feb 2015
A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit   Computers   05 Feb 2015
GCC 5 Brings Some Performance Improvements For Intel...   Software   04 Feb 2015
Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE With An Intel Broadwell...   Operating Systems   02 Feb 2015
Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler...   Software   30 Jan 2015
Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With...   Operating Systems   29 Jan 2015
Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On...   Operating Systems   28 Jan 2015
Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy...   Processors   27 Jan 2015
Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs....   Operating Systems   24 Jan 2015
Gigabyte Z97-HD3 Intel Z97 Motherboard   Motherboards   28 May 2014
Intel Open-Sources Broadwell GPU Driver; Graphics Look...   Graphics Cards   03 Nov 2013

Broadwell Linux News

Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Continuing To See...   Intel   12 Dec 2019
Mesa 20.0 Now Includes Intel's Gallium3D Driver To...   Mesa   07 Dec 2019
Mesa Devs Discuss Potentially Dropping Non-Gallium...   Mesa   04 Dec 2019
Mesa Adds Option For Changing Intel's OpenGL Driver...   Mesa   02 Dec 2019
Intel's Open-Source Gallium3D Driver Achieves OpenGL...   Intel   21 Nov 2019
Intel Iris Plus Ice Lake Graphics Run Great With Mesa...   Intel   20 Nov 2019
Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Updated For Denial Of...   Intel   12 Nov 2019
Intel Now Aiming For Gallium3D OpenGL Default For Mesa...   Intel   16 Oct 2019
Intel Compute Runtime 19.40.14409 Adds "Early...   Intel   11 Oct 2019
Intel ANV & Radeon RADV Vulkan Drivers Tacking On...   Mesa   09 Oct 2019
DAV1D vs. LIBGAV1 Performance - Benchmarking Google's...   Multimedia   05 Oct 2019
Intel OpenCL Stack Updated Against LLVM/Clang 9.0   Intel   05 Oct 2019
Mesa 19.2 Released With Navi Support, Much Improved...   Mesa   25 Sep 2019
Intel's Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Taps Another...   Intel   18 Sep 2019
Intel's Gallium3D Driver Gains Optimization For...   Intel   10 Sep 2019
Intel To Try Flipping IOMMU On By Default For Linux...   Intel   09 Sep 2019
Intel Begins Setting Up Driver Mappings For Classic...   Intel   29 Aug 2019
Intel Iris Gallium3D Is Close With SPIR-V Support For...   Mesa   24 Aug 2019
Intel's OpenGL Linux Driver Now Has OpenGL 4.6 Support...   Intel   21 Aug 2019
Radeon Graphics, Zombieload & Kernel Changes...   Phoronix   09 Jul 2019
Mesa 19.1 Released With Experimental Intel Gallium3D,...   Mesa   11 Jun 2019
Zombieload, RHEL 8.0, Linux 5.2 & GCC Happenings...   Free Software   31 May 2019
Intel Linux Driver Wiring Up Support So Skylake+...   Intel   25 May 2019
Intel 19.20.13008 Open-Source Compute Stack Restores...   Intel   25 May 2019
Intel Open-Source 19.19.12968 Compute Runtime Released   Intel   22 May 2019
Spectre/Meltdown/L1TF/MDS Mitigation Costs On An Intel...   Hardware   21 May 2019
Intel's Gallium3D Driver Will Now Try To Recover From...   Mesa   12 May 2019
Linux 5.2 Kernel Introducing Support For Intel's Sound...   Intel   09 May 2019
Blender Developers Find Old Linux Drivers Are Better...   Free Software   01 May 2019
Mesa 19.1 Flipping On Fast Color Clears For Intel Gen...   Intel   30 Apr 2019
Intel Aiming For Their Gallium3D Driver To Be Viable...   Intel   25 Apr 2019
Airtop3 Manages A Passively-Cooled Core i9 9900K +...   Hardware   23 Apr 2019
Intel Iris Gallium3D Picks Up More Game Performance...   Intel   23 Apr 2019
Iris Gallium3D Driver Flips On Fast Clears For...   Intel   02 Apr 2019
Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Working On Better GPU...   Intel   25 Mar 2019
Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Lands Support For Fast...   Intel   21 Mar 2019
Intel's New Driver Is Now Working With Gallium's...   Intel   09 Mar 2019
Microsoft Finally Enables Retpolines For Windows 10...   Microsoft   01 Mar 2019
Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Merged To Mainline Mesa...   Intel   21 Feb 2019
Intel Ready To Add Their Experimental "Iris"...   Intel   20 Feb 2019
Gallium Nine Is Working On NIR Support So It Can Be...   Mesa   08 Feb 2019
Intel To Have Their New Icelake Media Driver Ready For...   Intel   05 Feb 2019
Gallium3D's Mesa State Tracker Sees Shaders Ported...   Mesa   01 Feb 2019
Intel Graphics Engine-Reset Functionality Driver Work...   Intel   05 Jan 2019
Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Lands Support For...   Intel   24 Dec 2018
Intel Vulkan Driver Gets Patches For New...   Intel   04 Dec 2018
Intel KVMGT 2018-Q3 Released As Their Latest...   Virtualization   19 Oct 2018
Systemd Will Now Use RdRand Directly If The Kernel...   systemd   26 Aug 2018
Igalia Aligns Latest Patches For Giving Intel's Mesa...   Intel   16 Jul 2018
Facebook Watson & Open Cellular Rotundu Get...   Coreboot   28 Jun 2018
Intel Begins Queuing Graphics Driver Improvements For...   Linux Kernel   12 Jun 2018
Coreboot 4.8 Released With 17 New Motherboards...   Coreboot   16 May 2018
Purism's Librem 15 v2 Laptop Now Supported By Mainline...   Coreboot   11 May 2018
Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Lands shaderInt16 Support   Intel   03 May 2018
Intel OpenCL NEO Compute Stack Moves To...   Intel   25 Apr 2018
Intel KVMGT 2018-Q1 Release Offers Mediated GPU...   Intel   20 Apr 2018
Igalia Preps 16-bit Integer Support For Intel's Vulkan...   Intel   11 Apr 2018
Intel BayTrail Gets Minor Graphics Improvement On...   Coreboot   15 Mar 2018
Intel Rolls Out Updated, Post-Spectre CPU Microcode...   Linux Security   13 Mar 2018
With Vulkan 1.1 It's Technically Possible To Write A...   Vulkan   08 Mar 2018
Vulkan 1.1 Support Lands In Mesa Git For RADV, ANV   Mesa   07 Mar 2018
Intel Publishes 56 Patches For Conformant Vulkan 1.1...   Intel   07 Mar 2018
Intel Mesa OpenGL Driver Lands 48-bit Addressing...   Mesa   02 Mar 2018
LLVM / Clang 6.0 Should Be Released Soon With Its Many...   LLVM   25 Feb 2018
Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped...   Intel   23 Feb 2018
Genode Is Developing A GPU Multiplexer For Intel...   Operating Systems   05 Feb 2018
Spectre & Meltdown Defined January 2018   Phoronix   01 Feb 2018
Open-Source HDCP Support Gets Extended To More...   Intel   18 Jan 2018
Features To Look Forward To With LLVM / Clang 6.0   LLVM   31 Dec 2017
Skylake Server Scheduler Model Updated In LLVM 6.0...   LLVM   10 Dec 2017
16-Bit Storage, variablePointers Land For ANV Vulkan...   Mesa   06 Dec 2017
Intel Releases New Linux Media Driver For VA-API   Intel   01 Dec 2017
16-bit Vulkan/SPIR-V Support Revised For Intel's...   Intel   30 Nov 2017
Linux 4.10 To Linux 4.15 Kernel Benchmarks   Hardware   22 Nov 2017
Looking At The Power Use From Linux 4.6 To Linux 4.15   Hardware   22 Nov 2017
Ubuntu Boot Times From Linux 4.6 To 4.15 Kernels   Linux Kernel   21 Nov 2017
Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With...   Intel   18 Nov 2017
Intel Has More DRM Code For Testing: Cannonlake Fixes,...   Intel   23 Oct 2017
Chrome Working On JPEG Encode Accelerator With...   Google   18 Oct 2017
The State Of Intel's GPU Virtualization Pass-Through...   Intel   24 Sep 2017
Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages   Intel   23 Sep 2017
Genode 17.08 Now Supports Broadwell Graphics, Xen DomU...   Operating Systems   30 Aug 2017
Intel Haswell Scheduler Updated In LLVM   LLVM   28 Aug 2017
16-bit Support Being Worked On For Intel ANV,...   Mesa   24 Aug 2017
Some Fresh I/O Scheduler Benchmarks: Linux 4.13 With...   Linux Kernel   20 Aug 2017
More Sandy Bridge Scheduling Updates For LLVM   Intel   13 Aug 2017
Due To A GCC Bug, RDRAND Usage Wasn't As Random As...   GNU   27 Jul 2017
Debian 9.1 Released Along With Debian 8.9   Debian   22 Jul 2017
Intel Mesa Driver Lands Support For OpenGL...   Intel   20 Jul 2017
LLVM Gets New Scheduler Data For Sandy Bridge, Other...   LLVM   17 Jul 2017
It Looks Like Intel Could Begin Pushing Graphics Tech...   Intel   15 Jul 2017
Intel Plumbs 16-bit Support In Vulkan Driver, Future...   Intel   13 Jul 2017
Intel KVMGT/XenGT GVT-g Updated For 2017-Q2   Intel   21 Jun 2017
Intel Developer BLORPs Older Hardware, May Help With...   Intel   16 May 2017
PGI 17.4 Compiler Tests vs. GCC 6.3 vs. LLVM Clang 4.0   LLVM   04 May 2017
Trying Out Intel's OpenCL 2.0 Beignet On Broadwell-U   Intel   28 Apr 2017
AMD Ryzen Has Captivated Linux Gamers &...   Free Software   01 Apr 2017
Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Testing On The Linux 4.11...   Intel   31 Mar 2017
New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel...   Intel   25 Mar 2017
Core i7 6800K Linux CPU Scaling Benchmarks With Ubuntu...   Intel   06 Mar 2017