|Intel Sandy Bridge GPU Support Begins On Linux|
|Written by Phoronix|
|Friday, 26 February 2010|
Intel Sandy Bridge GPU Support Begins On Linux
Intel launched the desktop "Clarkdale" and mobile "Arrandale" processors a few months back that boasted a number of architectural improvements and one of the big features was the integration of a graphics processor directly on the CPU itself. As we shared when testing out the Intel Core i5 530 processor, the Clarkdale graphics performance was fairly nice and worked quite well under Linux using an open-source driver besides a few bugs.
The initial support was quite well as the Clarkdale Linux graphics support upbringing started months prior to the Core i3/i5 Clarkdale product launch. In fact, it was June of last year when we reported Intel was working on next-generation support in their public Linux code repositories under an IGDNG (Intel Graphics Device Next Generation) name that was then confirmed to be Clarkdale and Arrandale. Developers at the Intel Open-Source Technology Center had pushed out a new GPU shader compiler and thousands of lines of new code to support these graphics processors embedded on the multi-core Intel CPUs. Phoronix