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    Default Intel X.Org Driver Gets Hand-Tuning For SSE4, AVX2

    Phoronix: Intel X.Org Driver Gets Hand-Tuning For SSE4, AVX2

    Chris Wilson at Intel has begun hand-tuning his SNA acceleration architecture within the Intel X.Org driver in order to take advantage of modern CPU instruction set extensions...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxMjU

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    Damn, guys, just design a freaking discrete GPU, please! :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Damn, guys, just design a freaking discrete GPU, please! :/
    IMHO intel has managed to get their hands on an outstanding developer with Chris Wilson.
    I'm checking the DDX git progress frequently and it's really interesting.

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    I'm so excited by this. Finally someone who is hand tuning code for latest instruction sets.
    This Chris Wilson is almost single handedly giving Intel a good name in the open source world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Damn, guys, just design a freaking discrete GPU, please! :/
    What for? That would be not so good discreet GPU, and it would involve know-how Intel do not have (eg all that bus trafic over PCIe).

    With integrated GPU's Intel can use their superb fab prowes too

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Damn, guys, just design a freaking discrete GPU, please! :/
    They did that, and it sucked so bad it got canceled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    They did that, and it sucked so bad it got canceled.
    No, it didn't got cancelled because it "sucked", as in "performing bad". It performed pretty good and it was scaling very good.
    It also was not discrete GPU, but APU. If intel does opensource-driven GPU, that works at same hardware2software ratio, if its less than 500$, I am in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    No, it didn't got cancelled because it "sucked", as in "performing bad". It performed pretty good and it was scaling very good.
    It also was not discrete GPU, but APU. If intel does opensource-driven GPU, that works at same hardware2software ratio, if its less than 500$, I am in.
    Every news article at the time claimed it was because Intel realized their part could not compete against the discrete GPUs that AMD and NVidia were putting out.

    Why else would they cancel it?

    Edit: talking about Larrabee.
    Last edited by smitty3268; 02-26-2013 at 02:51 PM.

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    Are we walking about i740 or Larrabee? Both fit really.

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    *talking

    Editing still broken.

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