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Running Intel Haswell-ULT Graphics With Ubuntu 16.04's X-Staging PPA

As covered already in a few articles and in our forums, Mesa 11.2 isn't yet found by default on Ubuntu 16.04 but the developers have a feature freeze exception for still landing this feature update to the Mesa 3D user-space drivers and currently have it staged via a Personal Package Archive.

16 March 2016 - Mesa 11.2 On Ubuntu 16.04 - Add A Comment
Is Intel's PowerTOP Utility Still Beneficial In 2016 On Ubuntu 16.04 To Save Power?

Intel OTC's PowerTOP utility has been around for nearly a decade for making it easy to carry out power optimization tweaks on Intel Linux systems. However, is this program still useful or are modern Linux distributions and upstream code now better optimized by default for delivering an ideal power-savings experience? As it's been a while since the last time I tried PowerTOP, I fired it up today on an Intel Haswell ultrabook running a development snapshot of Ubuntu 16.04.

14 March 2016 - PowerTOP Usefulness - 17 Comments
Understanding Intel's GEN Assembly For OpenCL Kernels

If you are interested in learning about Intel's GEN Assembly for being able to optimize and debug OpenCL kernels running on Intel's graphics hardware, there's a new Intel Developer Zone post explaining their Assembly.

25 January 2016 - Intel Graphics Assembly - 1 Comment
Intel Kabylake Will Still Require Firmware Blobs

Beginning with Skylake and Broxton hardware, Intel began requiring firmware blobs as part of their open-source graphics driver stack. This binary firmware is continuing forward with the next-generation Kabylake processors.

19 January 2016 - Binary Firmware - 14 Comments

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