What is the status of Intel Video drivers?

Just interested because of the upcoming Nvidia problems…

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The drivers have been built into the kernel since 6.2–no need to install or patch anything.

The ARC GPUs are not groundbreaking, but they don’t have any showstopping issues that I am aware of either. They seem to be generally perceived as “just fine”. Some users report issues with this game or that one.

Have a read through this thread and see what you think: https://safereddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/12ltgw6/what_is_the_current_situation_of_intel_arc_on/

Good evening :wave:

I’ve been using them in two machines (Arc 380) in the last 6 months, and they work very well for display. Snappy and free of any trouble on EndeavourOS. :smiley:

I like their prices and the fact that the software is free and “libre” inside the kernel like mentioned. :penguin:

My local company in Montreal ( Matrox ) will help Intel and join the market of those GPUs:

Take care,

Perfect—I read about the upcoming problem with Nvidia & am thinking about the switch…I do BOINC, so AMD is a bit more problematic.

Good to know!!

OK…a “burning” question to you Arc users…I use Conky to monitor my video card & want to continue that with the Arc card I’m getting (just got an A750 on eBay for a very nice price!)…

I want to know if this would work:

GPU temperature: ${exec cat /sys/class/drm/card0/thermal_zone0/temp}°C
GPU memory usage: ${exec cat /sys/class/drm/card0/memory/used} MB
GPU clock speed: ${exec cat /sys/class/drm/card0/device/clock_mhz} MHz

If one of you uses Conky & can test this I would be grateful! If these do not work—can you look at the area & indicate where these need to be changed?

A question from me too: how is the power management on Linux for laptops? Does it work out of the box? I’m talking about automated switching between integrated and dedicated graphics to conserve energy when no demanding graphics are being rendered.

Only frequency, alas there no sensor support for VRAM, fan RPM or die temperature at the moment (personally I use an external temp sensor on the heat sink).

Thank You! Good to know.