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The Intel Haswell OpenGL Performance Boosting Patch Is Published

Back in November I wrote about a Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver due to testing done by LunarG and uncovered with the help of Intel. That performance-boosting patch has been queued up for drm-intel-next thus meaning it will be present with the next major kernel cycle -- the Linux 3.20 kernel.
6 January 2015 - Haswell Performance Boost - 2 Comments

Intel Ivy Bridge Linux OpenGL Benchmarks Over Two Years

On Sunday I posted some benchmarks looking at Intel Haswell HD Graphics performance between 2013 and 2014, but for users of older "Ivy Bridge" graphics how does the performance comparison? In this article are Intel HD Graphics 4000 benchmarks between 2012 and 2014.
30 December 2014 - HD Graphics 4000 - 3 Comments

Intel 2.99.917 X.Org Driver Released, 3.0 Release Finally Near

The Intel X.Org driver (xf86-video-intel 3.0) driver has been in pre-release form since September 2013 and now after having gone through many development revisions, xf86-video-intel 3.0 might be on final approach.
21 December 2014 - xf86-video-intel 3.0 - 4 Comments

Intel GPU Tools 1.9 Brings Skylake Support

Intel's open-source team on Friday released intel-gpu-tools 1.9 as the latest version of this collection of tools used generally for testing and debugging purposes.
13 December 2014 - Skylake

Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Edison Module

Intel's Edison Module is a development platform for prototyping wearable computing devices and IoT devices. Here's some Linux benchmarks with the Intel Edison running on Debian.
5 December 2014 - Intel Edison - 1 Comment

VA-API Adds HEVC H.265 Decode API

Intel developers have added the necessary code for the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) to offer support for decoding H.265/HEVC content.
4 December 2014 - VA-API - 8 Comments

Intel Has Last Round Of DRM Changes For Linux 3.19, Starts Dropping DRI1/UMS

The Linux 3.19 kernel that's a few weeks out still from officially being under development is quite heavy on the changes.
28 November 2014 - drm-intel-next 3.19 - 12 Comments

Intel's Cherry Trail Delayed To Next Year

While we've been quite excited to get our hands on Cherry Trail hardware after the great encounters with Bay Trail on Linux, it looks like we'll be waiting a few more months.
25 November 2014 - Cherry Trail - 11 Comments

Linux 3.18 Kernel: Not Much Change With Intel Haswell Performance

For those wondering whether there will be any exciting improvements with the Intel DRM graphics driver in the Linux 3.18 kernel, here's some OpenGL performance benchmarks.
22 November 2014 - HD Graphics - 3 Comments

Intel Releases Beignet 1.0 For Open-Source OpenCL

After two years of development by the Intel Open-Source Technology Center China crew, Beignet 1.0.0 was released this week for providing open-source OpenCL support on Linux.
15 November 2014 - Beignet 1.0 - 11 Comments

Intel Sends In More Graphics Code For Linux 3.19

Intel has sent in another round of graphics driver changes to be queued up in DRM-Next for the Linux 3.19 kernel.
14 November 2014 - Linux 3.19 Kernel

Intel Publishes More Skylake Linux Graphics Patches

We're still likely about one year out before seeing any Skylake processors released from Intel, but their open-source Skylake graphics enablement continues to flow.
14 November 2014 - Intel Skylake

Intel Updates Its Linux Graphics Installer For Ubuntu 14.04 & Fedora 20

This week Intel updated its Linux Graphics Installer for Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 14.04, but as usual, it's really nothing too special and doesn't earn my high recommendation as there's better ways for users to be running the latest open-source graphics code.
13 November 2014 - Intel Linux Gfx Installer - 6 Comments

Intel Xeon P-State vs. CPUFreq Scaling Tests Show Some Odd Numbers

As we've seen a lot of variation in results with different Intel processors when switching between the Intel P-State and CPUFreq scaling drivers and the different governors, here's some tests when using a 16 thread (eight core + HT) Haswell-EP Xeon processor and testing the different CPU frequency scaling settings in Fedora 21.
13 November 2014 - Frequency Scaling - 8 Comments

Intel's Xeon Phi Is Being Sold For An Insanely Low Price Right Now

There's a crazy discount right now for those wishing to buy an Intel Xeon Phi MIC card that's equipped with 57 cores running at 1.1GHz, 8GB of onboard memory, passively cooled, and over 1 TeraFLOP of double-precision compute power. All of this on a PCI Express card for less than... $200 USD!
11 November 2014 - 90% Off - 50 Comments

Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver

LunarG in cooperation with Intel discovered a very important performance fix for their DRM driver that will significantly boost the OpenGL performance for "Haswell" HD Graphics on Linux.
5 November 2014 - Better Performance! - 67 Comments

Intel Xeons Running Great On MSI's X99 Motherboard With Linux

The latest exciting hardware we've been testing at Phoronix are two Xeon Haswell processors that are compatible with the MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard. Needless to say with being an Intel processor and especially a workstation-class product, the Xeon E5-1680 v3 and Xeon E5-2687W v3 are running great with Linux.
5 November 2014 - Haswell Xeon - 5 Comments

Intel Has More Graphics Changes Ready For Linux 3.19

Daniel Vetter has sent in his latest drm-intel-next pull request for DRM graphics driver code targeting the Linux 3.19 kernel.
4 November 2014 - DRM-Next

Atomic Mode-Setting Moves Along For KMS Drivers

While drm-next closing in a few weeks for Linux 3.19, Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has written a status update concerning the long ongoing work concerning atomic mode-setting.
3 November 2014 - Atomic Helpers - 2 Comments

Intel VA-API Driver Gets Improved De-Interlacing

Linux video expert Gwenole Beauchesne has landed some Video Acceleration API (VA-API) improvements for the open-source Intel driver.
28 October 2014 - VA-API - 6 Comments

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