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Intel developers landed the bulk of the support into Mesa for supporting the GL_INTEL_performance_query extension, which should be able to assist Linux game developers and driver developers in better optimizing software/games for the open-source Linux graphics drivers.
4 May 2014 - GL_INTEL_performance_query
Eight months ago today was the first development release of xf86-video-intel 3.0, the X.Org Intel DDX driver, with support for SNA by default and XMir. While Intel reverted their plans to support XMir, this major Intel DDX driver update still hasn't surfaced.
4 May 2014 - xf86-video-intel 3.0 - 8 Comments
Intel has submitted their first drm-next pull request of the Intel Linux graphics driver changes aimed for the Linux 3.16 kernel.
28 April 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 2 Comments
The Intel P-State driver that's found in modern versions of the Linux kernel as a replacement to the older CPUfreq code is getting tuned for better performance while boasting greater power-savings.
27 April 2014 - P-State - 11 Comments
A Linux developer at Intel has proposed a new CPU load metric for power-efficient scheduling by the Linux kernel.
25 April 2014 - CPU ConCurrency - 1 Comment
Intel next week is expected to begin shipping a new NUC Kit that is fan-less and suited for "value-conscious businesses and organizations." This new NUC Kit has just a single-core "Bay Trail" processor that runs at 5 Watts but overall it looks like it could have some interesting applications if the price is right.
22 April 2014 - NUC Kit - 13 Comments
After yesterday delivering some early Linux 3.15 benchmarks using an Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon graphics, here's some brief and RC1-stage tests looking at Intel "Haswell" HD Graphics 4600 with the new kernel.
17 April 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 5 Comments
Based upon recent open-source Intel Linux graphics driver patches, the high-end Intel Broadwell "GT3" graphics core will feature dual BSD rings for video decoding.
16 April 2014 - Video - 1 Comment
A few days ago I wrote about Intel adding Cherryview support to their Mesa 3D driver and now waking up this morning they have dropped a huge patch bomb that implements Cherryview Atom support within their DRM kernel driver. We now have a much better understanding for the Cherryview graphics hardware capabilities for when these Atom SoCs begin to ship in some months down the road.
9 April 2014 - Cherryview - 9 Comments
After yesterday's article explaining how-to upgrade the Linux kernel and Mesa/X.Org drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I ran some benchmarks from an Intel Atom E3825 Bay Trail system to see whether the newer kernel and Mesa components made a difference for the low-end, low-power hardware compared to what's being shipped by default in Ubuntu 14.04.
6 April 2014 - Intel Atom - 4 Comments
At the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China, Intel has announced Braswell as a new processor to succeed Bay Trail within low-end PCs, laptops, and Chromebooks.
3 April 2014 - Braswell - 7 Comments
Intel has lined up many exciting open-source graphics driver improvements for their DRM kernel module with the Linux 3.15 release.
1 April 2014 - Intel HD Graphics
Support for the latest Advanced Vector Extensions will be supported by the next Linux kernel release.
31 March 2014 - AVX-512 - 1 Comment
For those Intel owners -- namely those with vintage Intel hardware -- the days of using user-space mode-setting (UMS) for the open-source Linux graphics driver are running out.
31 March 2014 - User-Space Mode-Setting - 4 Comments
30 March 2014 - SIMD - 52 Comments
Cherryview Atom SoCs aren't being released for several months but the first bits of hardware enablement have landed within the open-source Mesa 3D Linux graphics driver. Cherryview with the Cherry Trail platform is the next-generation successor to the wonderful Bay Trail hardware.
29 March 2014 - Cherryview - 8 Comments
Intel was at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit this week promoting Tizen's In-Vehicle Infotainment initiatives for having a Linux-based Wayland environment within automobiles.
28 March 2014 - Tizen - 2 Comments
FBC (Frame-Buffer Compression) support within Intel's DRM graphics driver for Linux can lead to power-savings, but it still isn't turned on by default.
25 March 2014 - FBC
A series of commits hitting Mesa's mainline Git this afternoon offer up some multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) improvements for the Intel open-source graphics driver.
24 March 2014 - Mesa DRI - 1 Comment
While there have been pre-releases of the xf86-video-intel 3.0 X.Org driver going back to last September, it's still not ready to be released, but a new feature update was made available.
20 March 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.911 - 2 Comments
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