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When running some OpenGL performance benchmarks this week of the Radeon driver using "drm-next" code that's set to be merged into the Linux 3.8 kernel, some significant performance improvements were discovered thanks to AMD's code contribution. Curious to see if the Intel graphics performance is likely to change, I also ran some drm-next Linux benchmarks from an Intel Sandy Bridge system.
16 December 2012 - drm-next
While the Intel 830GM and 845G chipsets were first introduced more than one decade ago, their graphics driver support has been botched for much of the time. As of today though, Intel Linux driver developers think they have taken care of the longstanding stability issues with this now ancient hardware.
15 December 2012 - xf86-video-intel - 11 Comments
In prior years there was the i965g driver that was developed independent of Intel and was targeting an open-source Gallium3D driver for Intel's newer chipsets. But unlike the i915g that was developed similar in nature, the i965g driver really never reached a working state and was ultimately removed. There is now a brand new "i965g" Gallium3D driver that is targeting support for Intel Sandy Bridge "Gen6" graphics and newer.
13 December 2012 - Gallium3D Intel - 3 Comments
ETC2, the new royalty-free texture compression method that's required by OpenGL ES 3.0, now has support within mainline Mesa. However, for now this ETC2 support is limited to the Intel DRI driver.
7 December 2012 - Intel ETC2 - 3 Comments
Intel should finally have Haswell graphics support on Linux in shape with the Linux 3.8 kernel after earlier admitting they screwed up, not all areas of the open-source GPU driver support are polished ahead of the big Haswell CPU launch in 2013.
5 December 2012 - Intel Haswell - 6 Comments
Shortly after improving the HyperZ support in R300g, Marek Olšák has now enabled HyperZ support by default for ATI R500 (Radeon X1000 series) GPUs.
3 December 2012 - R500 Linux - 6 Comments
Chris Wilson has continued with the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x point releases.
26 November 2012 - Intel X.Org Driver - 20 Comments
The Intel DRM graphics driver in the Linux 3.8 kernel will feature a number of user-facing changes.
22 November 2012 - Linux 3.8 - 8 Comments
It's been announced this morning that Intel is acquiring ZiiLabs, the subsidiary of Creative Labs that previously was 3DLabs. Intel is gaining "certain engineering resources and assets" plus licensing rights to certain ZiiLabs patents and other technologies surrounding the GPU.
21 November 2012 - Intel ZiiLabs - 12 Comments
Linux kernel developers have created an Intel PowerClamp driver, which is an experiment with idle injection for Intel hardware to take advantage of power-efficient package-level C-states for power capping and passive thermal control. Separately, Intel RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) support is now exposed through TurboStat.
15 November 2012 - Intel PowerClamp - 1 Comment
In addition to NVIDIA and AMD announcing new high-end server/workstation GPUs to coincide with this week's SuperComputing SC12 conference in Salt Lake City, Intel has announced new details and release information on their Xeon Phi co-processors.
13 November 2012 - Xeon Phi - 11 Comments
Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center continues releasing new xf86-video-intel 2.20.x point releases.
11 November 2012 - xf86-video-intel
The Intel VA-API 1.0.19 driver was released on Thursday and it's a feature release with some exciting additions.
9 November 2012 - Released - 4 Comments
While AMD is letting go of their Linux staff responsible for new CPU enablement, there's no slowdown on the Intel side for future hardware enablement under Linux. New Haswell Linux patches were published yesterday, which also reveal a few more details about the video playback improvements to be found on these Intel processors to be introduced in 2013.
7 November 2012 - Haswell - 1 Comment
If you liked yesterday's post by Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center that covered going over the Graphics Execution Manager for memory management, today he's around with a second part that details command submission handling for the Intel open-source Linux driver.
1 November 2012 - Command Submission
For those not yet familiar with GEM, the Graphics Execution Manager, that Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver uses for in-kernel memory management, here's a brief guide.
31 October 2012 - GEM Management
Intel Linux developers continue to work on atomic mode-setting and page-flipping support for their Linux DRM infrastructure.
25 October 2012 - Intel Work - 1 Comment
Just minutes after writing about how Intel keeps releasing open-source Linux code for Haswell, their next-generation hardware for 2013, they ended up pushing out their initial video acceleration (VA-API) support code.
23 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 8 Comments
Intel continues to push out more open-source kernel code for enabling their next-generation Haswell processors to be properly supported under Linux.
23 October 2012 - Haswell
Open-Source Intel developers have long been working towards a tear-free Linux desktop with proper vsync support. For Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware there's still been some tearing issues, but they hope to soon finally have it solved.
21 October 2012 - Secure Batches - 24 Comments
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