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

LLVMpipe Now Exposes OpenGL 4.2 For GL On CPUs   Mesa   06 Jul 2020
LLVMpipe Gallium3D Driver Now Exposes OpenGL 4.0   Mesa   02 Jul 2020
Mesa 20.0.8 Released To End Out The Series   Mesa   12 Jun 2020
LLVMpipe Gains Support For On-Disk Shader Cache   Mesa   10 Jun 2020
Mesa 20.1 Features Include Big Improvements For...   Mesa   27 May 2020
Mesa's LLVMpipe Driver Adds 4x MSAA Support   Mesa   06 May 2020
Mesa "Vallium" - Software/CPU-Based Vulkan...   Vulkan   24 Apr 2020
Intel Working On OpenGL 4.x Support For Their OpenSWR...   Intel   24 Mar 2020
GNOME 3.36 Set To Be Released Today With Ongoing...   GNOME   11 Mar 2020
LLVMpipe Tessellation Shader Support Is Now Working -...   Mesa   28 Feb 2020
GNOME Shell + Mutter See Changes For Tracking Software...   GNOME   20 Feb 2020
Mesa 20.0-rc1 Released With Intel Gallium3D Default,...   Mesa   30 Jan 2020
Intel's OpenSWR Rasterizer Starts Seeing Tessellation...   Intel   24 Jan 2020
Mesa 20.0 Feature Development Is Ending Next Week   Mesa   23 Jan 2020
Gallium3D's Software Rasterizers Are Close To Having...   Mesa   30 Dec 2019
Mesa 20.0's LLVMpipe Now Supports Running OpenCL On...   Mesa   27 Dec 2019
Mesa's LLVMpipe Software OpenGL Driver Now Uses NIR By...   Mesa   21 Dec 2019
Ten Years Past GNOME's 10x10 Goal, The Linux Desktop...   GNOME   14 Dec 2019
Intel's OpenSWR OpenGL Software Rasterizer Pulls In...   Intel   11 Dec 2019
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Lands NIR Support Plus Radeon...   Mesa   28 Nov 2019
Mesa 19.2.6 Released Due To POWER Fallout   Mesa   22 Nov 2019
Mesa 19.2.5 Released With Intel Vulkan + RadeonSI...   Mesa   20 Nov 2019
GNOME Mutter Adds Intermediate ShadowFB For Faster...   GNOME   04 Nov 2019
Khronos Opens Door For Allowing More Open-Source...   Mesa   16 Oct 2019
Mesa's Gallium3D LLVMpipe Driver Adds Compute Shader...   Mesa   04 Sep 2019
Google's SwiftShader Now Supports Vulkan 1.1   Vulkan   28 Aug 2019
Mesa 19.3's LLVMpipe Driver Adds Support For Shader...   Mesa   27 Aug 2019
LLVMpipe Software OpenGL Implementation Picks Up More...   Mesa   08 Jul 2019
Libre RISC-V Snags $50k EUR Grant To Work On Its...   RISC-V   05 Jun 2019
XWayland Receive An EGL-Based GLX Provider, Helping...   X.Org   24 May 2019
Softpipe Improvements Land In Mesa 19.1 Allowing For...   Mesa   01 May 2019
Redox OS 0.5 Released With New C Library Written In...   Operating Systems   24 Mar 2019
Chamferwm: A Vulkan-Powered X11 Window Manager   Vulkan   18 Feb 2019
Nouveau Open-Source Driver Will Now Work With NVIDIA...   Nouveau   18 Jan 2019
GNOME 3.32 Will Do A Better Job Picking The Primary...   GNOME   13 Jan 2019
GNOME On Wayland Is No Longer Frustratingly Slow With...   GNOME   04 Jan 2019
A Look At The LLVMpipe OpenGL Performance On Mesa 19.0...   Mesa   16 Dec 2018
The Libre RISC-V Vulkan Accelerator Will Be Targeting...   RISC-V   05 Dec 2018
The EOMA68 Libre Computer Developer Wants To Tackle A...   RISC-V   29 Nov 2018
The Open-Source AMD Linux Driver Stack Hitting...   Radeon   16 Nov 2018
The Kazan Vulkan CPU/Software-Based Implementation...   Vulkan   04 Oct 2018
There's A New Libre GPU Effort Building On RISC-V,...   RISC-V   28 Sep 2018
KDE Plasma 5.14's Lock Screen Will No Longer Eat Your...   KDE   12 Aug 2018
Collabora's Work On KMS_SWRAST For Android Graphics...   Mesa   02 Aug 2018
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