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

LLVMpipe Linux News

Other Letdowns For Linux / Open-Source Users From 2015   Free Software   09 Jan 2016
Early Intel Skylake Linux Users May Run Into A Silly...   Intel   15 Aug 2015
Richard Stallman Calls LLVM A "Terrible...   LLVM   24 Jan 2014
Intel Sandy Bridge Linux Graphics? It's A Challenge   Intel   03 Jan 2011
GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support   GNOME   06 Nov 2011
Unity 2D To Go Away In Ubuntu 12.10   GNOME   08 May 2012
Five Years Later, Intel Poulsbo Is Still A Linux Mess   Intel   15 Mar 2013
Mesa 10.0 Delivers Many Exciting New Features   Mesa   27 Nov 2013
SPICE On KVM/QEMU Works Towards Gallium3D   Red Hat   09 Feb 2012
Why IBM Now Views LLVM As Being Critical Software   Hardware   07 May 2013
There's Little Love For Ubuntu's Unity Desktop   Ubuntu   25 Oct 2010
There's A New Libre GPU Effort Building On RISC-V,...   RISC-V   28 Sep 2018
Mesa 10.0 Is Declared: OpenGL 3.2 Comes For Intel...   Mesa   11 Oct 2013
Not All Linux Users Want To Toke On LLVMpipe   Mesa   21 Oct 2012
GNOME Shell Now Works With Software Rendering!   Fedora   03 Nov 2011
Debian Switches Back To GNOME From Xfce   Debian   09 Nov 2012
Assessing The Current Intel Haswell Linux Experience   Intel   21 Jun 2013
Radeon RX 550 Stumbles On Open-Source, Working Fine...   AMD   04 May 2017
GNOME 3.8 Is Dropping Its Fallback Mode   GNOME   09 Nov 2012
Ubuntu Must Love The Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle   Fedora   04 Nov 2011
Trying CentOS 7 Linux On An Intel Xeon E3 Skylake...   Red Hat   16 Dec 2015
Mesa 8.0 Advances Open-Source Linux Graphics Drivers   Mesa   09 Feb 2012
Intel Is Making A High-Performance Software Rasterizer...   Mesa   20 Oct 2015
Mesa "Flatland" GLSL IR Proposal   Mesa   07 Feb 2014
Where The Linux 3.3 Kernel Will Come Up Short   Linux Kernel   21 Jan 2012
The Open-Source AMD Linux Driver Stack Hitting...   Radeon   16 Nov 2018
Google Opens Up High-Performance Software Graphics...   Google   29 Jun 2016
It's Official: Mesa 8.0 With OpenGL 3.0   Mesa   09 Jan 2012
The GTX 970/980 Maxwell GPUs Light Up With Nouveau On...   Nouveau   10 Jan 2015
HHVM Continues Beating PHP At Its Own Game   Standards   13 Mar 2015
WebCL: OpenCL For The Browser   Standards   05 Jul 2011
Nouveau Open-Source Driver Will Now Work With NVIDIA...   Nouveau   18 Jan 2019
Redox OS 0.5 Released With New C Library Written In...   Operating Systems   24 Mar 2019
New Features Approved For Fedora 17   Fedora   12 Dec 2011
The Dirty List Of GPUs With Open-Source Drivers Gone...   Hardware   31 May 2014
Ubuntu 12.04: Initrds, Qt 5, DKMS & More   Ubuntu   02 Nov 2011
The Mesmerizing Mesa Milestones Of 2015   Mesa   27 Dec 2015
The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0   Mesa   31 May 2016
Ubuntu 12.10 Drops Unity 2D Desktop   Ubuntu   16 Aug 2012
The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa...   Mesa   31 Oct 2015
Wine Devs Have Mixed Feelings Over Direct3D In...   WINE   23 Sep 2010
Consort Desktop: A New Fork Of GNOME Classic   GNOME   17 Jan 2013
GNOME On Wayland Is No Longer Frustratingly Slow With...   GNOME   04 Jan 2019
Ubuntu 10.10 To Not Use GNOME Shell By Default   Ubuntu   05 May 2010
Mesa 11.2 Features For When It's Released Very Soon   Mesa   12 Mar 2016
13 Patches Published That Effectively Bring RadeonSI...   Radeon   07 Oct 2016
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Software Rasterizer Is Kicking   Mesa   11 Mar 2010
Chamferwm: A Vulkan-Powered X11 Window Manager   Vulkan   18 Feb 2019
The Kazan Vulkan CPU/Software-Based Implementation...   Vulkan   04 Oct 2018
Today Is Fedora's Beefy Miracle Day (F17 Release)   Fedora   29 May 2012
LunarG Proposes A Shader And Kernel Compiler Stack   Mesa   18 Oct 2010
Android-x86 6.0-RC1 Released With OpenGL ES Via Mesa,...   Google   09 Jun 2016
Red Hat Is Hiring More Developers To Work On Wayland,...   Red Hat   22 Jan 2015
Features You Will Not Find In The Mesa 13.0 Release   Mesa   22 Oct 2016
Running OpenCL On The GPU With Gallium3D   Mesa   23 Jan 2013
Mesa's Gallium HUD Gets A Simple Option   Mesa   14 Apr 2018
Nine Reasons Mesa 9.0 Is Disappointing For End-Users   Mesa   09 Oct 2012
Ubuntu 15.10 vs. Fedora 23 With The Intel Xeon E3 v5...   Fedora   15 Dec 2015
Ubuntu 11.04 Doesn't Play With Nouveau Gallium3D   Ubuntu   21 Apr 2011
Unity Debacle Sets Back Ubuntu On The ARM Desktop   Ubuntu   11 Sep 2012
Mesa 9.0 Officially Released, Supports OpenGL 3.1   Mesa   08 Oct 2012
Adobe To Use TransGaming's SwiftShader; Remember...   Proprietary Software   27 Oct 2010
Mesa 10.2 Features Are Quite Exciting   Mesa   26 May 2014
New "NV30" Nouveau Driver Still Causes Pain   Nouveau   22 Apr 2012
An Improved Experience With Qt Scene Graph   Qt   02 Nov 2010
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Land Mesa 10.0 Next Week   Mesa   04 Dec 2013
A Look At The LLVMpipe OpenGL Performance On Mesa 19.0...   Mesa   16 Dec 2018
Nouveau Gallium3D, LLVMpipe In Ubuntu 11.10?   X.Org   12 May 2011
OpenGL 3.3 Patch Proposed For LLVMpipe   Mesa   27 Nov 2013
Xeon Skylake Users May Run Into Display Problems With...   Intel   12 Dec 2015
The EOMA68 Libre Computer Developer Wants To Tackle A...   RISC-V   29 Nov 2018
The Linux GPU Driver Limitations For Opera 12   Free Software   13 Oct 2011
Radeon, Nouveau Power Usage On Ubuntu 12.04   Ubuntu   08 Apr 2012
For Those Interested In Direct3D Over Gallium3D   Mesa   25 Sep 2010
Mesa/Gallium3D Gets Its First ARM SoC GPU Driver   Mesa   12 Mar 2013
KDE's Plasma To Be Reworked, Use More OpenGL   KDE   14 Oct 2010
SWR Software Rasterizer Now Supports Geometry Shaders   Intel   05 Mar 2017
Why KDE Is Great For Gaming On The Linux Desktop   KDE   30 Nov 2012
A Student Developer Wants To Write A Software...   Mesa   11 Feb 2017
KWin May Drop Support For Catalyst, Vintage GPUs   KDE   20 Feb 2012
Ubuntu Working On Improved Low Graphics Mode For Unity...   Ubuntu   01 Sep 2016
Google Chrome May Soon Support The LLVMpipe Driver   Google   12 Jan 2016
Wayland Can Now Use Gallium3D Software Rendering   Wayland   25 Apr 2011
The Libre RISC-V Vulkan Accelerator Will Be Targeting...   RISC-V   05 Dec 2018
Mesa 8.0 LLVMpipe: Fine For Desktop, Not For Gaming   Mesa   13 Jan 2012
Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0   Mesa   10 Jan 2012
GNOME 3.32 Will Do A Better Job Picking The Primary...   GNOME   13 Jan 2019
GTX 750 Maxwell Acceleration Starts Working On Nouveau...   Nouveau   28 Apr 2015
Where Things Fall Short: Eight Shortcomings Of Mesa...   Mesa   11 Jan 2012
Debian Now Defaults To Xfce On Non-x86 Desktops   Debian   21 Oct 2014
Mesa Patches For Two Of The Fairly Trivial OpenGL 4.6...   Mesa   08 Aug 2017
LLVMpipe Gallium3D Is Used In Fedora 15   Fedora   10 Mar 2011
Qt 5.0 Is Going To Like LLVMpipe, Wayland   Free Software   08 May 2012
Mesa 18.1 Receives OpenGL 3.1 With ARB_compatibility...   Mesa   23 Feb 2018
Ubuntu Developers Realize Need For Non-3D Desktop   Ubuntu   29 Oct 2012
OpenVG Support Stripped From Gallium3D   Mesa   04 Mar 2015
The Pipe-Dream Persists About Pairing LLVMpipe With...   Mesa   15 Jan 2016
Announcing The DRM VGEM - Virtual GEM Provider   Linux Kernel   11 Jan 2012
Mesa Makes More Strides Towards OpenGL 3.x Support   Mesa   15 Jul 2010
XWayland Receive An EGL-Based GLX Provider, Helping...   X.Org   24 May 2019