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PKnop
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Intel 7th gen support with Linux iHD driver.

recently learned that the i7/i5/i3-7th gen CPUs aren't supported on Linux using the iHD driver. This is unfortunate.

There are two drivers to use QuickSync on Linux. iHD (closed source) and i9n5 (open source). i9n5 works on a wide array of platforms, iHD is more limited (7th gen not supported).

iHD offers a lot more throughput, which is ideal for my embedded product that encodes 4K video. I'd really like to use the powerful GPU that the 7th gen has.

https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-media-sdk/topic/735307 Kabylake support in Intel Media products

"Media Server Studio is not moving support forward to Kabylake architecture (7th Generation Core, Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v6)."

I urge you to reconsider!

PS: I have ran the iHD on 7th gen, and it works, but there is encoding artifacts. https://github.com/01org/gstreamer-media-SDK/files/1347241/video.mp4.zip See video here. Just fix the artifacts, and I will be good

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PKnop
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My cpu...

processor : 0

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 6

model : 158

model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz

stepping : 9

microcode : 0x42

cpu MHz : 800.000

cache size : 8192 KB

physical id : 0

siblings : 8

core id : 0

cpu cores : 4

apicid : 0

initial apicid : 0

fpu : yes

fpu_exception : yes

cpuid level : 22

wp : yes

flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ida arat epb pln pts dtherm hwp hwp_noitfy hwp_act_window hwp_epp intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1

bugs :

bogomips : 8400.00

clflush size : 64

cache_alignment : 64

address sizes : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

power management:

processor : 1

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 6

model : 158

model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz

stepping : 9

microcode : 0x42

cpu MHz : 800.000

cache size : 8192 KB

physical id : 0

siblings : 8

core id : 1

cpu cores : 4

apicid : 2

initial apicid : 2

fpu : yes

fpu_exception : yes

cpuid level : 22

wp : yes

flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ida arat epb pln pts dtherm hwp hwp_noitfy hwp_act_window hwp_epp intel_pt tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1

bugs :

bogomips : 8400.00

clflush size : 64

cache_alignment : 64

address sizes : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

power management:

processor : 2

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 6

model : 158

model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz

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idata
Community Manager
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pauldotknopf: Thank you very much for contacting the Intel® Processors communities. We will do our best in order to assist you.

 

 

In regard to your inquiry, the tests done by Intel on our processors were done using Windows as operating system, that is why the drivers in our web site belong to that specific software:

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/ https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

 

 

The support for Linux is limited and in case you need drivers or further support when using that software we recommend to visit the links below:

 

https://01.org/ https://01.org/

 

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/

 

 

Any further questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

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