LLVMpipe

LLVMpipe is a Gallium3D graphics driver in Mesa that does all rendering on the CPU for providing a software-accelerated fallback on Linux and can also be used in OpenGL / graphics driver debugging. LLVMpipe uses LLVM for providing better performance than the Softpipe driver.

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LLVMpipe Articles & Reviews

LLVMpipe vs. OpenSWR Software Rendering On A 40 Core /...   Display Drivers   27 Aug 2017
Gallium3D LLVMpipe Performance In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS   Display Drivers   10 Apr 2014
Gallium3D LLVMpipe Compared To Nine Graphics Cards   Display Drivers   30 Apr 2013
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Driver Is Now Much Faster   Display Drivers   14 Apr 2013
Mesa 9.1-devel LLVMpipe With LLVM 3.1/3.2   Display Drivers   30 Nov 2012
Gallium3D LLVMpipe On Mesa 9.0   Display Drivers   11 Oct 2012
Unity 6.8 Doesn't Change Much For Performance   Operating Systems   07 Oct 2012
Ubuntu's Unity Decision Affects 2D Performance Too   Software   20 Aug 2012
LLVMpipe On Mesa 8.1 Performance   Display Drivers   07 Aug 2012
TitaniumGL: A Faster Multi-Platform Graphics Driver...   Display Drivers   09 Mar 2012
Intel Sandy Bridge Shines With Mesa 8.0   Display Drivers   18 Jan 2012
Nouveau For Open-Source NVIDIA In Mesa 8.0 Is Mixed   Display Drivers   16 Jan 2012
Gallium3D LLVMpipe On The Sandy Bridge Extreme   Display Drivers   13 Dec 2011
LLVMpipe Performance On AMD Bulldozer, Intel Sandy...   Processors   04 Nov 2011
Gallium3D LLVMpipe Starts To Smoke   Display Drivers   23 Sep 2011
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Under LLVM 2.9   Software   26 Mar 2011
A Batch Of Graphics Cards On Gallium3D   Graphics Cards   11 Feb 2011
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Is Speeding Up   Display Drivers   17 Jan 2011
LLVMpipe Scaling With Intel's Core i7 Gulftown   Processors   01 Nov 2010
Gallium3D / LLVMpipe With LLVM 2.8   Display Drivers   08 Oct 2010
Nouveau With Mesa 7.9 Is Better, But Still Slow   Display Drivers   06 Oct 2010
LLVMpipe With Intel's GLSL2 Compiler   Display Drivers   11 Aug 2010
Intel Core i3 LLVMpipe Performance   Processors   05 Jul 2010
LLVMpipe Still Is Slow At Running OpenGL On The CPU   Display Drivers   29 Jun 2010
ATI R500 Gallium3D Performance In June 2010   Display Drivers   07 Jun 2010
LLVMpipe: OpenGL With Gallium3D on Your CPU   Display Drivers   30 Apr 2010

LLVMpipe Linux News

TI Posts Open-Source DRI3 WSEGL Plug-In For PowerVR...   X.Org   16 Apr 2018
Mesa's Gallium HUD Gets A Simple Option   Mesa   14 Apr 2018
POCL 1.1 Released With Experimental SPIR/SPIR-V...   Standards   09 Mar 2018
Mesa 18.1 Receives OpenGL 3.1 With ARB_compatibility...   Mesa   23 Feb 2018
OpenSWR Rasterizer Improvements Land Ahead Of Mesa...   Intel   20 Jan 2018
Linux Graphics Trends Over The Past Five Years   Hardware   13 Jan 2018
Even With An Intel Core i9 7980XE, LLVMpipe Is Still...   Mesa   02 Jan 2018
Meson-ized Mesa Now Supports More Drivers   Mesa   17 Oct 2017
LLVMpipe & OpenSWR OpenGL Riding Off Threadripper   AMD   30 Aug 2017
Vulkan-CPU Begins Working On The Graphics Pipeline   Vulkan   12 Aug 2017
Mesa Patches For Two Of The Fairly Trivial OpenGL 4.6...   Mesa   08 Aug 2017
Summer 2017 Linux Hardware Statistics From...   Hardware   10 Jul 2017
Radeon RX 550 Stumbles On Open-Source, Working Fine...   AMD   04 May 2017
Ubuntu 17.04 Drops DRM Support For Old VIA, SiS, R128...   Ubuntu   11 Apr 2017
SWR Software Rasterizer Now Supports Geometry Shaders   Intel   05 Mar 2017
A Student Developer Wants To Write A Software...   Mesa   11 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
Features You Will Not Find In The Mesa 13.0 Release   Mesa   22 Oct 2016
ARB_enhanced_layouts Lands In Mesa Git, Rounds Out...   Mesa   12 Oct 2016
13 Patches Published That Effectively Bring RadeonSI...   Radeon   07 Oct 2016
Gallium3D's Gallivm Gets Basic AVX2 Support   Mesa   05 Oct 2016
Fun Friday For RadeonSI: Laying 64-Bit Integers,...   Mesa   16 Sep 2016
Ubuntu Working On Improved Low Graphics Mode For Unity...   Ubuntu   01 Sep 2016
RadeonSI Gets Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension:...   Mesa   30 Aug 2016
KDE Plasma 5.8 To Finally Allow LLVMpipe, Drops EGL On...   KDE   15 Aug 2016
Qt Quick 2's Graphics State For Qt 5.8   Qt   15 Aug 2016
Google Opens Up High-Performance Software Graphics...   Google   29 Jun 2016
Android-x86 6.0-RC1 Released With OpenGL ES Via Mesa,...   Google   09 Jun 2016
The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0   Mesa   31 May 2016
The State Of The SWR Software Rasterizer In Mesa   Mesa   22 May 2016
LLVMpipe Ported To Android x86 For Running Android...   Mesa   28 Apr 2016
More Of OpenGL ES 3.2 Is Getting Finished Up Within...   Mesa   31 Mar 2016
OpenSWR Improvements Land In Mesa   Mesa   25 Mar 2016
Mesa 11.2 Features For When It's Released Very Soon   Mesa   12 Mar 2016
OpenSWR High Performance Software Rasterizer Lands In...   Mesa   02 Mar 2016
Mesa 11.2 RC1 Now Available: Intel Still At OpenGL...   Mesa   22 Feb 2016
OpenSWR High-Performance Software Rasterizer Revised...   Intel   17 Feb 2016
LLVM Continues To Dominate Across Many Operating...   LLVM   01 Feb 2016
The Pipe-Dream Persists About Pairing LLVMpipe With...   Mesa   15 Jan 2016
Google Chrome May Soon Support The LLVMpipe Driver   Google   12 Jan 2016
Other Letdowns For Linux / Open-Source Users From 2015   Free Software   09 Jan 2016
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Now Optimized For POWER8   Mesa   29 Dec 2015
The Mesmerizing Mesa Milestones Of 2015   Mesa   27 Dec 2015
Trying CentOS 7 Linux On An Intel Xeon E3 Skylake...   Red Hat   16 Dec 2015
Ubuntu 15.10 vs. Fedora 23 With The Intel Xeon E3 v5...   Fedora   15 Dec 2015
Xeon Skylake Users May Run Into Display Problems With...   Intel   12 Dec 2015
AMD R600g Catches Up With Another GL 4.3 Extension   AMD   10 Nov 2015
The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa...   Mesa   31 Oct 2015
Nouveau Adds ARB_copy_image, Intel Adds Another OpenGL...   Nouveau   29 Oct 2015
Intel Is Making A High-Performance Software Rasterizer...   Mesa   20 Oct 2015
R600/RadeonSI Get Patches For Another OpenGL 4.3...   Mesa   17 Oct 2015
Mesa 10.6.8 Is Focused On Nouveau Fixes   Mesa   20 Sep 2015
Early Intel Skylake Linux Users May Run Into A Silly...   Intel   15 Aug 2015
Work Continues On FP64 Support For OpenGL 4.0 On...   Intel   15 Aug 2015
Developers Have Until Next Week To Finish More GL4 For...   Mesa   12 Aug 2015
LLVMpipe Tests On Mesa Git With An Intel Core i7...   Mesa   03 Aug 2015
Core Mesa Now Implements OpenGL 4.0, Nearly At OpenGL...   Mesa   23 Jul 2015
Two More GL4 Extensions Enabled In Mesa 10.7 Git For...   Mesa   12 Jul 2015
LLVMpipe FP64 Support Knocks Off Some GL4 Extensions   Mesa   01 Jul 2015
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Could Use Some Help   Mesa   18 Jun 2015
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Tacks On Another OpenGL 4...   Mesa   14 May 2015
The Six X.Org Summer GSoC Projects For 2015   Google   04 May 2015
GTX 750 Maxwell Acceleration Starts Working On Nouveau...   Nouveau   28 Apr 2015
DRM Graphics Updates Sent In For The Linux 4.1 Kernel   Linux Kernel   20 Apr 2015
Intel's Mesa Driver Now Supports OpenGL 4.5's...   Mesa   05 Apr 2015
Virgil3D Is Still Happening, New 3D Test Harness...   Virtualization   16 Mar 2015
HHVM Continues Beating PHP At Its Own Game   Standards   13 Mar 2015
OpenVG Support Stripped From Gallium3D   Mesa   04 Mar 2015
Virtual GEM To Increase Mesa's Software Rasterizer...   Mesa   31 Jan 2015
Red Hat Is Hiring More Developers To Work On Wayland,...   Red Hat   22 Jan 2015
The GTX 970/980 Maxwell GPUs Light Up With Nouveau On...   Nouveau   10 Jan 2015
R600g Driver Patched For OpenGL 4.0 Indirect Draw...   AMD   09 Nov 2014
Debian Now Defaults To Xfce On Non-x86 Desktops   Debian   21 Oct 2014
Running Gallium3D's LLVMpipe On The Eight-Core 5GHz...   Mesa   02 Sep 2014
NIR Still Being Discussed For Mesa, LLVM Gets Brought...   Mesa   27 Aug 2014
Mesa Now Supports Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension   Mesa   19 Aug 2014
After OpenGL 4.5, The Mesa OpenGL 4 Support Matrix   Mesa   12 Aug 2014
RadeonSI Gallium3D Now Supports GL4 Indirect Drawing...   Radeon   18 Jul 2014
Gallium3D Softpipe Hits GLSL 3.30 Compliance   Mesa   11 Jun 2014
Mesa 10.2 Officially Released With Tons Of Features   Mesa   07 Jun 2014
The Dirty List Of GPUs With Open-Source Drivers Gone...   Hardware   31 May 2014
Running LLVMpipe With OpenGL 3.3 On Mesa 10.3-devel   Mesa   30 May 2014
Mesa 10.2 Features Are Quite Exciting   Mesa   26 May 2014
LLVMpipe Gallium3D Now Exposes GLSL 3.30   Mesa   24 Apr 2014
GNOME Aims To Get Mutter-Wayland Running With LLVMpipe   Wayland   12 Apr 2014
Fake MSAA Support Added To LLVMpipe, Yields OpenGL...   Mesa   02 Apr 2014
Mesa "Flatland" GLSL IR Proposal   Mesa   07 Feb 2014
Richard Stallman Calls LLVM A "Terrible...   LLVM   24 Jan 2014
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Land Mesa 10.0 Next Week   Mesa   04 Dec 2013
OpenGL 3.3 Patch Proposed For LLVMpipe   Mesa   27 Nov 2013
Mesa 10.0 Delivers Many Exciting New Features   Mesa   27 Nov 2013
Gallium3D LLVMpipe Performance Remains Unchanged   Mesa   26 Nov 2013
What Do You Wish Was In Mesa 10.0?   Mesa   27 Oct 2013
Mesa 10.0 Is Declared: OpenGL 3.2 Comes For Intel...   Mesa   11 Oct 2013
Intel Core i7 4960X "Ivy Bridge-E" Is A...   Intel   05 Oct 2013
X.Org XDC2013 Recap Of New Features Presented   X.Org   28 Sep 2013
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Is Good Enough For Teaching   Mesa   28 Sep 2013
Gallium3D OpenCL Is Starting To Show Progress   AMD   26 Sep 2013
RadeonSI / GLAMOR Support Still M.I.A. From Ubuntu...   Radeon   12 Sep 2013