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.

Broadwell Articles & Reviews

Another Test Drive With Crocus Gallium3D On Old Intel Hardware   Display Drivers   2021-06-24
Intel Haswell To Ice Lake Laptop Performance Benchmarks On Ubuntu 19.10   Processors   2019-11-19
Older Broadwell Graphics Performance Is Looking Good With The New Intel Gallium3D OpenGL Linux Driver   Display Drivers   2019-09-23
Intel Iris Pro 6200 Graphics - i965 vs. Iris Gallium3D OpenGL Performance   Display Drivers   2019-03-05
KPTI + Retpoline Linux Benchmarking On Old Laptops   Software   2018-01-11
Kicking Off April With An Eight-Way BSD/Linux Comparison   Operating Systems   2017-04-03
How Well Modern Linux Games Scale To Multiple CPU Cores   Linux Gaming   2017-03-06
Intel IvyBridge/Haswell/Broadwell/Skylake OpenGL & Vulkan Benchmarks On Linux 4.10 + Mesa 13.1   Linux Gaming   2017-01-07
Linux Workstation/Server Distribution Benchmarks For Winter 2016   Operating Systems   2016-12-21
GCC 6.2/7.0 vs. LLVM Clang 3.9/4.0 SVN Compiler Performance   Software   2016-12-10
Intel Iris Pro OpenGL vs. Vulkan Benchmarks With Linux 4.9, Mesa 13.1-dev   Display Drivers   2016-12-06
Early Benchmarks Of GCC 7 On Linux x86_64 With An Intel Core i7 6800K   Software   2016-12-05
Intel Core i7 6800K Benchmarks On Ubuntu + Linux 4.8   Processors   2016-09-26
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 Broadwell-EP Linux Benchmarks   Processors   2016-09-09
7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks To Kick Off September   Operating Systems   2016-09-06
Intel Skylake Performance Boosted By Mesa 11.3   Display Drivers   2016-05-22
Intel Broadwell Graphics Are Much Faster With Mesa 11.3   Display Drivers   2016-05-18
How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing Compared To Five Other Linux Distributions   Operating Systems   2016-02-24
How Intel Laptop Performance & Efficiency Evolved From Nehalem To Broadwell   Computers   2015-12-20
7-Way Linux Laptop Comparison From Sandy Bridge To Broadwell   Computers   2015-12-14
Intel Broadwell Laptop OpenGL Performance: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux   Operating Systems   2015-12-11
A Few Intel Core i3 5010U vs. i5 5200U Broadwell Tests On Linux   Processors   2015-12-09
Intel Broadwell/Skylake Graphics Performance For Steam Linux Gaming   Linux Gaming   2015-10-30
Intel's Core i7 5775C Broadwell Is Running Well On Ubuntu 15.10   Processors   2015-10-14
Open-Source Linux Driver Comparison: Skylake HD Graphics vs. Radeon Gallium3D   Display Drivers   2015-08-28
Linux Power Efficiency Of Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell & Kaveri Compared   Processors   2015-08-25
Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake Linux CPU Benchmarks   Processors   2015-08-23
Intel Skylake HD Graphics 530 Performance On Linux   Graphics Cards   2015-08-18
Intel Broadwell Iris Pro Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Linux   Operating Systems   2015-07-30
NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Delivers Stunning Performance On Ubuntu Linux   Processors   2015-07-28
Comparing The Power/Performance Of A NetBurst Celeron & Pentium 4 To Broadwell's Core i7 5775C   Processors   2015-07-23
Intel Core i7 5775C: Once Going, This Broadwell CPU Is Great On Linux   Processors   2015-07-21
Open-Source Linux Graphics: A10-7870K Godavari vs. i7-4790K Haswell vs. i7-5775C Broadwell   Graphics Cards   2015-07-18
Intel Iris Pro 6200 Graphics Are A Dream Come True For Open-Source Linux Fans   Graphics Cards   2015-07-15
Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell   Operating Systems   2015-04-22
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Broadwell Preview   Computers   2015-04-04
5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC   Operating Systems   2015-02-24
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook   Computers   2015-02-15
9-Way Linux Laptop Performance Comparison From Intel Nehalem To Broadwell   Computers   2015-02-07
A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit   Computers   2015-02-05
GCC 5 Brings Some Performance Improvements For Intel Broadwell Systems   Software   2015-02-04
Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE With An Intel Broadwell Ultrabook   Operating Systems   2015-02-02
Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks   Software   2015-01-30
Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell   Operating Systems   2015-01-29
Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell   Operating Systems   2015-01-28
Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell   Processors   2015-01-27
Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux   Operating Systems   2015-01-24
Gigabyte Z97-HD3 Intel Z97 Motherboard   Motherboards   2014-05-28
Intel Open-Sources Broadwell GPU Driver; Graphics Look Amazing   Graphics Cards   2013-11-03

Broadwell Linux & Open-Source News

Intel Vulkan Driver Split Happens - "HASVK" Introduced For Older Gen7/Gen8 Graphics   Intel   2022-09-02
Intel To Split Off Their Old Haswell/Broadwell Vulkan Code Into Separate Driver   Intel   2022-08-24
Intel's Compute Runtime To Default To Disabling Gen11 & Older Support On Windows   Intel   2022-07-17
Intel's Open-Source Compute Runtime Appears To Be Ready For DG2/Alchemist dGPUs   Intel   2022-07-10
Intel Media Driver 2022Q2 Adds HDR10/HVS Support For DG2, Raptor Lake P Enabling   Intel   2022-07-03
Intel oneVPL 2022.1 Brings Support For Arc A Series, Rocky Linux, Better Multi-GPU   Intel   2022-05-28
Intel's Compute-Runtime Adds GPU Hang Detection   Intel   2022-02-14
Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Patched For New Security Issue But Can Impact Performance   Intel   2022-01-26
Genode OS 21.11 Now Has Working Intel Gen9+ Graphics, Better PinePhone Support   Operating Systems   2021-12-04
Mesa's Classic Drivers Have Been Retired - Affecting ATI R100/R200 & More   Mesa   2021-12-03
Intel Compute-Runtime Updated With DG2/Alchemist Support   Intel   2021-11-26
Intel's i965 Mesa Classic OpenGL Driver Will Stick Around A Bit Longer   Mesa   2021-10-29
Intel Compute-Runtime Prepares oneAPI Level Zero 1.2 Support   Intel   2021-09-06
Intel "Crocus" Gallium3D Now Part Of Mesa's Default Drivers To Build   Intel   2021-09-01
Alder Lake P Support Added To Intel's IGC Graphics Compiler   Intel   2021-08-10
Intel Compute-Runtime 21.30.20482 Brings Initial WSL2 Support   Intel   2021-07-30
Intel's Iris Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Now Supports Threaded Shader Compilation   Intel   2021-07-28
Intel's Linux Compute Stack Now Boasts Production-Ready OpenCL 3.0, Integrates IGSC FU   Intel   2021-07-09
Intel Crocus, Linux 5.13, Other Vendor Happenings Made For An Exciting June   Phoronix   2021-06-30
Intel Media Driver 2021Q2 Focuses On Gen12 Enhancements   Intel   2021-06-30
Crocus Gallium3D Adds Experimental Intel Gen8 Graphics, Overlapping With Iris Driver   Intel   2021-06-23
Intel Gallium3D Driver Merged Into Mesa 21.2 For Gen4 Through Haswell Graphics   Intel   2021-06-13
Crocus Gallium3D Nears Mainline Mesa For Gallium3D i965 Through Haswell Graphics   Intel   2021-06-05
Intel's OpenGL Mesa Drivers Now In Good Shape For External Objects   Intel   2021-05-27
Intel Compute Runtime 21.15.19533 Released With Initial Level Zero 1.1 Support   Intel   2021-04-16
Crocus: Working On Gallium3D For Old Intel Graphics   Intel   2021-03-24
Proposal Raised For Dropping Mesa's Classic OpenGL Drivers From Mainline This Year   Mesa   2021-03-22
Intel ISPC 1.15 Released With Support For Sapphire Rapids, Alder Lake   Intel   2020-12-19
The xf86-video-intel Zombie Driver Finally Flips On TearFree To Avoid Tearing   Intel   2020-12-18
More OpenCL 3.0 Bits Merged For Mesa 20.1   Mesa   2020-11-16
Mesa Moves Closer To Having OpenCL 3.0 Support In Clover Gallium3D   Mesa   2020-11-06
Intel Compute-Runtime 20.43.18277 Brings Alder Lake Support   Intel   2020-10-30
Intel Compute Runtime 20.41.18123 Flips On OpenCL 3.0 For All Hardware Back To Broadwell   Intel   2020-10-16
Intel Rewrites Old Haswell-Era Audio Driver Due To Bugs, Plus DG1 Audio For Linux 5.10   Hardware   2020-10-15
Intel's Latest Compute Code Is Enabling OpenCL 3.0 For All Hardware Since Broadwell   Intel   2020-10-10
Intel Adds Vulkan Transform Feedback For Aging Haswell Graphics   Intel   2020-10-06
Intel oneAPI Level Zero 1.0 Released   Intel   2020-08-20
Intel Is Using IGC In Their Windows Drivers, Internal Prototype For Mesa   Intel   2020-08-13
Intel Tiger Lake OpenCL Support On Linux Now Considered Production Ready   Intel   2020-08-05
Coreboot 4.12 Released - Drops Older Intel / AMD Platforms   Coreboot   2020-05-12
17 Years Later: Intel 865 Chipset Seeing FBC Enabled On Linux   Intel   2020-04-29
Intel Media Linux Driver Q1-2020 Released With Tiger Lake Features, Better VP9 Encode   Intel   2020-04-09
Mesa Developers Discussing Again Whether To Fork Or Drop Non-Gallium3D Drivers   Mesa   2020-03-30
Linux 5.7 To Bring Mitigation For Intel Gen7 Ivybridge/Haswell "iGPU Leak"   Intel   2020-03-14
Intel Compute Runtime 20.10.16087 Released With oneAPI Level Zero Support   Intel   2020-03-13
Intel Boosts Gen7 GPU Vulkan Compute Performance By ~330% For Geekbench   Intel   2020-02-25
Intel Compute Runtime Adds OCLOC Multi-Device Compilation   Intel   2020-02-21
Intel Blackhole Render Support Lands In Mesa 20.1   Intel   2020-02-13
Mesa 20.0-RC2 Brings Many Intel Vulkan + OpenGL Gallium3D Driver Fixes   Mesa   2020-02-07
Intel Should Now Have Gen7 Graphics Mitigated Without The Hefty Performance Hit   Intel   2020-01-31
Mesa 20.0-rc1 Released With Intel Gallium3D Default, OpenGL 4.6 for RadeonSI, Vulkan 1.2   Mesa   2020-01-30
Many Linux 5.6 Sound Driver Updates Especially On The Intel / Sound Open Firmware Front   Hardware   2020-01-28
Mesa 20.0 Now Defaults To The New Intel Gallium3D Driver For Faster OpenGL   Intel   2020-01-24
Mesa 20.0 Feature Development Is Ending Next Week   Mesa   2020-01-23
Intel Media Driver Q4-19 Brings Tiger Lake, Jasper Lake, Better Encode/Decode   Intel   2020-01-08
Intel Gallium3D Driver Performance Is Looking Good With The Core i9 9900KS   Intel   2019-12-26
Purism Announces Librem Server While Also Announcing Price Hikes On The Librem 5   Hardware   2019-12-17
Mesa 20.0-devel Intel Gallium3D Performance Benchmarks Are Looking Good For Ice Lake   Intel   2019-12-14
Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Continuing To See Performance Optimizations On Mesa 20.0   Intel   2019-12-12
Mesa 20.0 Now Includes Intel's Gallium3D Driver To Build By Default   Mesa   2019-12-07
Mesa Devs Discuss Potentially Dropping Non-Gallium Drivers Or Forking Code For Gallium   Mesa   2019-12-04
Mesa Adds Option For Changing Intel's OpenGL Driver Default   Mesa   2019-12-02
Intel's Open-Source Gallium3D Driver Achieves OpenGL 4.6 Conformance   Intel   2019-11-21
Intel Iris Plus Ice Lake Graphics Run Great With Mesa 19.3's Gallium3D Driver   Intel   2019-11-20
Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Updated For Denial Of Service + Privilege Escalation Bugs   Intel   2019-11-12
Intel Now Aiming For Gallium3D OpenGL Default For Mesa 20.0   Intel   2019-10-16
Intel Compute Runtime 19.40.14409 Adds "Early Support" Tiger Lake Support   Intel   2019-10-11
Intel ANV & Radeon RADV Vulkan Drivers Tacking On More Extensions With Mesa 19.3   Mesa   2019-10-09
DAV1D vs. LIBGAV1 Performance - Benchmarking Google's New AV1 Video Decoder   Multimedia   2019-10-05
Intel OpenCL Stack Updated Against LLVM/Clang 9.0   Intel   2019-10-05
Mesa 19.2 Released With Navi Support, Much Improved Intel Gallium3D   Mesa   2019-09-25
Intel's Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Taps Another Optimization - ~32% For GFXBench   Intel   2019-09-18
Intel's Gallium3D Driver Gains Optimization For Helping With Java OpenGL Performance   Intel   2019-09-10
Intel To Try Flipping IOMMU On By Default For Linux Graphics   Intel   2019-09-09
Intel Begins Setting Up Driver Mappings For Classic vs. Gallium3D OpenGL Linux Drivers   Intel   2019-08-29
Intel Iris Gallium3D Is Close With SPIR-V Support For OpenGL 4.6   Mesa   2019-08-24
Intel's OpenGL Linux Driver Now Has OpenGL 4.6 Support For Mesa 19.2   Intel   2019-08-21
Radeon Graphics, Zombieload & Kernel Changes Intrigued Open-Source Fans In H1-2019   Phoronix   2019-07-09
Mesa 19.1 Released With Experimental Intel Gallium3D, Other New GL/VLK Drivers Too   Mesa   2019-06-11
Zombieload, RHEL 8.0, Linux 5.2 & GCC Happenings Dominated May   Free Software   2019-05-31
Intel Linux Driver Wiring Up Support So Skylake+ Display Engine Can Utilize eDRAM   Intel   2019-05-25
Intel 19.20.13008 Open-Source Compute Stack Restores Broadwell To Production Quality   Intel   2019-05-25
Intel Open-Source 19.19.12968 Compute Runtime Released   Intel   2019-05-22
Spectre/Meltdown/L1TF/MDS Mitigation Costs On An Intel Dual Core + HT Laptop   Hardware   2019-05-21
Intel's Gallium3D Driver Will Now Try To Recover From GPU Hangs   Mesa   2019-05-12
Linux 5.2 Kernel Introducing Support For Intel's Sound Open Firmware   Intel   2019-05-09
Blender Developers Find Old Linux Drivers Are Better Maintained Than Windows   Free Software   2019-05-01
Mesa 19.1 Flipping On Fast Color Clears For Intel Gen 11 Graphics   Intel   2019-04-30
Intel Aiming For Their Gallium3D Driver To Be Viable By Mesa 19.2, Default By EOY 2019   Intel   2019-04-25
Airtop3 Manages A Passively-Cooled Core i9 9900K + Quadro RTX 4000   Hardware   2019-04-23
Intel Iris Gallium3D Picks Up More Game Performance Optimizations For Mesa 19.1   Intel   2019-04-23
Iris Gallium3D Driver Flips On Fast Clears For Broadwell "Gen 8" Graphics   Intel   2019-04-02
Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Working On Better GPU Recovery Handling   Intel   2019-03-25
Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Lands Support For Fast Color Clears   Intel   2019-03-21
Intel's New Driver Is Now Working With Gallium's Direct3D 9 State Tracker   Intel   2019-03-09
Microsoft Finally Enables Retpolines For Windows 10 Version 1809, Windows Server 2019   Microsoft   2019-03-01
Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Merged To Mainline Mesa 19.1   Intel   2019-02-21
Intel Ready To Add Their Experimental "Iris" Gallium3D Driver To Mesa   Intel   2019-02-20
Gallium Nine Is Working On NIR Support So It Can Be Used With Intel Iris, Zink Vulkan   Mesa   2019-02-08
Intel To Have Their New Icelake Media Driver Ready For Pairing Nicely With Linux 5.1+   Intel   2019-02-05
Gallium3D's Mesa State Tracker Sees Shaders Ported From TGSI To NIR For Capable Drivers   Mesa   2019-02-01
Intel Graphics Engine-Reset Functionality Driver Work Revived   Intel   2019-01-05
Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Lands Support For Broadwell Graphics   Intel   2018-12-24
Intel Vulkan Driver Gets Patches For New KHR_shader_float16_int8 Functionality   Intel   2018-12-04
Intel KVMGT 2018-Q3 Released As Their Latest Open-Source GPU Virtualization Bits   Virtualization   2018-10-19
Systemd Will Now Use RdRand Directly If The Kernel Can't Deliver Entropy   systemd   2018-08-26
Igalia Aligns Latest Patches For Giving Intel's Mesa Driver OpenGL 4.6   Intel   2018-07-16
Facebook Watson & Open Cellular Rotundu Get Coreboot Support   Coreboot   2018-06-28
Intel Begins Queuing Graphics Driver Improvements For Linux 4.19   Linux Kernel   2018-06-12
Coreboot 4.8 Released With 17 New Motherboards Supported   Coreboot   2018-05-16
Purism's Librem 15 v2 Laptop Now Supported By Mainline Coreboot   Coreboot   2018-05-11
Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Lands shaderInt16 Support   Intel   2018-05-03
Intel OpenCL NEO Compute Stack Moves To "Production" Quality OpenCL 2.1   Intel   2018-04-25
Intel KVMGT 2018-Q1 Release Offers Mediated GPU Pass-Through Improvements   Intel   2018-04-20
Igalia Preps 16-bit Integer Support For Intel's Vulkan Driver   Intel   2018-04-11
Intel BayTrail Gets Minor Graphics Improvement On Coreboot, Now Supports OpRegion   Coreboot   2018-03-15
Intel Rolls Out Updated, Post-Spectre CPU Microcode (20180312)   Linux Security   2018-03-13
With Vulkan 1.1 It's Technically Possible To Write A Pure Wayland Compositor   Vulkan   2018-03-08
Vulkan 1.1 Support Lands In Mesa Git For RADV, ANV   Mesa   2018-03-07
Intel Publishes 56 Patches For Conformant Vulkan 1.1 Support With ANV Driver   Intel   2018-03-07
Intel Mesa OpenGL Driver Lands 48-bit Addressing Support, Lets Up To ~256TB Of vRAM   Mesa   2018-03-02
LLVM / Clang 6.0 Should Be Released Soon With Its Many New Features   LLVM   2018-02-25
Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up   Intel   2018-02-23
Genode Is Developing A GPU Multiplexer For Intel Graphics Hardware   Operating Systems   2018-02-05
Spectre & Meltdown Defined January 2018   Phoronix   2018-02-01
Open-Source HDCP Support Gets Extended To More Platforms   Intel   2018-01-18
Features To Look Forward To With LLVM / Clang 6.0   LLVM   2017-12-31
Skylake Server Scheduler Model Updated In LLVM 6.0 Along With Other Intel CPU Updates   LLVM   2017-12-10
16-Bit Storage, variablePointers Land For ANV Vulkan Driver   Mesa   2017-12-06
Intel Releases New Linux Media Driver For VA-API   Intel   2017-12-01
16-bit Vulkan/SPIR-V Support Revised For Intel's Driver   Intel   2017-11-30
Linux 4.10 To Linux 4.15 Kernel Benchmarks   Hardware   2017-11-22
Looking At The Power Use From Linux 4.6 To Linux 4.15   Hardware   2017-11-22
Ubuntu Boot Times From Linux 4.6 To 4.15 Kernels   Linux Kernel   2017-11-21
Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15   Intel   2017-11-18
Intel Has More DRM Code For Testing: Cannonlake Fixes, GuC/HuC'ing   Intel   2017-10-23
Chrome Working On JPEG Encode Accelerator With VA-API/V4L2 Support   Google   2017-10-18
The State Of Intel's GPU Virtualization Pass-Through On Linux   Intel   2017-09-24
Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages   Intel   2017-09-23
Genode 17.08 Now Supports Broadwell Graphics, Xen DomU Support   Operating Systems   2017-08-30
Intel Haswell Scheduler Updated In LLVM   LLVM   2017-08-28
16-bit Support Being Worked On For Intel ANV, Gallium3D TGSI   Mesa   2017-08-24
Some Fresh I/O Scheduler Benchmarks: Linux 4.13 With BFQ, CFQ, Kyber, Deadline   Linux Kernel   2017-08-20
More Sandy Bridge Scheduling Updates For LLVM   Intel   2017-08-13
Due To A GCC Bug, RDRAND Usage Wasn't As Random As Expected   GNU   2017-07-27
Debian 9.1 Released Along With Debian 8.9   Debian   2017-07-22
Intel Mesa Driver Lands Support For OpenGL ARB_shader_ballot   Intel   2017-07-20
LLVM Gets New Scheduler Data For Sandy Bridge, Other Intel CPUs Coming   LLVM   2017-07-17
It Looks Like Intel Could Begin Pushing Graphics Tech More Seriously   Intel   2017-07-15
Intel Plumbs 16-bit Support In Vulkan Driver, Future OpenGL Support   Intel   2017-07-13