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The New Features Of The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Mar 06, 2017, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

Highlights of the Linux 4.11 from our original coverage of the kernel developments this cycle include:

DRM / Graphics:

- AMDGPU power management continues to mature with Linux 4.11. Likely due to TTM memory management improvements, Linux 4.11 is faster for RADV Vulkan.

- Intel has enabled frame-buffer compression by default for Skylake hardware and newer.

- Intel's DRM driver also now handles DisplayPort MST audio. They added multi-stream transport capabilities a few kernels ago while this work is about allowing audio for DP MST displays.

- Intel also has initial Geminilake graphics support. Geminilake SoCs will be shipping later this year.

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