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

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

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
Better Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support Is Landing For...   Intel   25 Feb 2017
Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver Gets An Important...   Intel   14 Feb 2017
Ten Exciting Features Of The Linux 4.10 Kernel   Linux Kernel   12 Feb 2017
INT64 Support Comes To Nouveau's Gallium3D Driver   Nouveau   06 Feb 2017
RadeonSI / Gallium3D Wires In Support For 64-bit...   Mesa   27 Jan 2017
ARB_gpu_shader_int64 Lands For Intel Mesa Git   Intel   20 Jan 2017
Expanded Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support Is Being Worked...   Intel   19 Jan 2017
Broadwell Vulkan Performance Also Up After Recent Mesa...   Linux Gaming   17 Jan 2017
Intel GVT-G Starts Being Usable On Linux 4.10, But...   Virtualization   17 Jan 2017
Mesa 17.0 Git Lands OpenGL 4.5 Support For Intel...   Intel   16 Jan 2017
Intel's Mesa Driver Set To Flip On OpenGL 4.5 For...   Intel   16 Jan 2017
It's Now Possible To Disable & Strip Down Intel's...   Intel   12 Jan 2017
OpenGL 4.2 Now Exposed For Intel Haswell On Mesa 17.0   Mesa   12 Jan 2017
Linux 4.11 To Enable Frame-Buffer Compression By...   Intel   09 Jan 2017
Mesa Patches For Bringing Intel Haswell To OpenGL 4.2   Intel   09 Jan 2017
Intel's Mesa Vulkan Driver Lands Support For 64-bit...   Intel   09 Jan 2017
Xeon HD Graphics P530 With OpenGL & Vulkan On Mesa...   Intel   08 Jan 2017
Haswell On Mesa Now Has Nearly Complete OpenGL ES 3.2...   Intel   06 Jan 2017
Float64 Support For Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Revised   Vulkan   05 Jan 2017
Intel's Mesa Driver Now Officially Exposes OpenGL 4.0...   Intel   05 Jan 2017
FP64 Support Finally Lands In Mesa Git For Intel...   General   03 Jan 2017
Linux 4.9/4.10, Solaris Rumors, Graphics Driver News...   Phoronix   02 Jan 2017
Early Benchmarks Of Linux 4.10 Show Some Improvements...   Linux Kernel   31 Dec 2016
Broadwell HD Graphics 5500 Delivering Similar...   Intel   30 Dec 2016
Mesa Hit OpenGL 4.5, Received Vulkan Drivers, Improved...   Mesa   27 Dec 2016
Intel May Finally Enable Framebuffer Compression By...   Intel   23 Dec 2016
Haswell OpenGL 4.0 / FP64 Support In Mesa Might...   Mesa   22 Dec 2016
My 2016 Favorites: Vulkan, Fedora 25 Wayland, Mesa...   Free Software   21 Dec 2016
The New Linux 4.10 Kernel Features So Far: AMD Zen,...   Linux Kernel   16 Dec 2016
Float64 Support For Intel's Vulkan Driver Is Almost...   Mesa   16 Dec 2016
Linux 4.10 Is Landing Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 (TBM3)   Linux Kernel   12 Dec 2016
Mesa 13 Lands In Fedora 25   Mesa   08 Dec 2016
ARB_gpu_shader_int64 Sounds Like It's Ready For Mesa   Mesa   29 Nov 2016
Fresh Haswell & Skylake OpenGL vs. Vulkan...   Intel   28 Nov 2016
Intel Skylake OpenGL vs. Vulkan Numbers With The...   Vulkan   23 Nov 2016
Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Patches Updated, Now On By Default...   Intel   11 Nov 2016
Intel XenGT 2016Q3 Update Adds Windows 10 Guest, Kaby...   Virtualization   06 Nov 2016
ARB_gpu_shader_int64 Patches For Intel's Mesa Driver   Intel   26 Oct 2016
Mesa 13.0 RC2 Released With ANV, RADV, Wayland Fixes   Mesa   24 Oct 2016
Trying The Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Patches On Linux 4.9...   Linux Kernel   24 Oct 2016
Linux 4.9 Is Showing A Performance Boost On More...   Linux Kernel   21 Oct 2016
Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Patches Updated For Linux...   Intel   20 Oct 2016
Mesa 13.0 Release Candidate 1 Arrives With Intel...   Mesa   19 Oct 2016
Linux 4.9 Is Showing Some Performance Improvements On...   Linux Kernel   19 Oct 2016
Features You Won't Find In The Linux 4.9 Mainline...   Linux Kernel   19 Oct 2016
Intel's Mesa Driver Now Enables OpenGL 4.5   Mesa   14 Oct 2016
Patches Revised For Supporting OpenGL 4.0 On Intel...   Mesa   11 Oct 2016
Scheduler Changes Published For The Linux 4.9 Kernel   Linux Kernel   03 Oct 2016
Vim 8.0, macOS Sierra, Libreboot, & GCC Were...   Phoronix   01 Oct 2016
ARB_ES3_2_compatibility Turned On For Intel Broadwell...   Intel   16 Sep 2016
Intel OpenCL Beignet 1.2 Was Quitely Released, No Sign...   Intel   12 Sep 2016
Trying Out & Failing With OpenIndiana, Solaris...   Oracle   09 Sep 2016
Running Caffe AlexNet/GoogleNet On Some CPUs Compared...   NVIDIA   29 Aug 2016
See How Your Linux System Compares To A $300...   Intel   28 Aug 2016
OpenGL ES 3.1 For Haswell Lands With Intel's Mesa...   Mesa   26 Aug 2016
Upcoming Linux Tests With A $300 Broadwell-EP Xeon ...   Intel   25 Aug 2016
Intel Skylake Multi-Screen Issues On Linux Still...   Intel   21 Aug 2016
Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Linux   Intel   19 Aug 2016
Intel Mesa Soon Having OpenGL 4.5, Collabora To Focus...   Intel   05 Aug 2016
The Big DRM Graphics Pull For Linux 4.8: AMDGPU...   Linux Kernel   02 Aug 2016
Trying The Vulkan Dota 2 & Talos Principle With...   Intel   23 Jul 2016
Linux 4.7 Notebook Power Testing: Possible Regression...   Linux Kernel   22 Jul 2016
Intel's Mesa Driver Appears Ready For OpenGL 4.5   Intel   20 Jul 2016
95 Patches Ready The Intel Mesa Driver For OpenGL 4 On...   Intel   19 Jul 2016
Google Developers Improve Mesa's Android EGL Support   Google   15 Jul 2016
Intel Has A Final Round Of Graphics Updates For Linux...   Linux Kernel   14 Jul 2016
Developers Are Still Working On OpenGL 4.x For Intel...   Intel   13 Jul 2016
These 17 Patches Effectively Put Intel Mesa Done With...   Mesa   07 Jul 2016
Vulkan, Raspberry Pi 3, AMDGPU & Other Exciting...   Phoronix   28 Jun 2016