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Gallium3D LLVMpipe Driver Shows Progress

With talking recently about LLVMpipe driver improvements and having not benchmarked this Gallium3D software driver in a while, here are new benchmarks of this LLVM-based software fallback driver when using Mesa 9.1-devel Git in conjunction with LLVM 3.3 SVN code, for the very latest look at the OpenGL software acceleration...

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Running Mesa 9.2-devel + LLVM 3.3 SVN With The R600 Back-End

The last time I extensively tested the AMD Radeon Gallium3D LLVM shader compiler back-end was last April. Since then the R600 LLVM back-end has matured quite a lot with new features and was merged into upstream LLVM. In the past few days I carried out some new tests on several...

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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...

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Mesa 3D 9.1 brings OpenGL 3.1 Support on Radeon GPUs

The now available Mesa 3D 9.1 supports Intel's Haswell and OpenGL ES 3.0. The driver for recent Radeon graphics chips is slowly becoming suitable for production use...

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Freedreno Graphics Driver Approaches Mainline

The Freedreno graphics driver that supports reverse-engineered Qualcomm ARM graphics is nearing a state of mainline support within Linux...

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