Intel Linux Graphics Stack has just been released with support for Ubuntu 13.04. This release brings full Haswell 2D and OpenGL 3.0 support, 3D hardware accelerated video decoding and encoding and many new OpenGL extensions.

The driver stack ensures users receive the best experience when using Intel graphic hardware with Linux OS. We covered it here previously and showed you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. That post can be found @

Below are highlights of some of the new features

  • Full Haswell support including  2D
  • 3D and hardware accelerated video decoding and encoding
  • OpenGL ES 3.0
  • HSW Support
  • ?H.264/AVC Decode(Progressive/Interlaced)

Here are some of the bug fixes and improvements that are also included in this release

  • HWS HDMI audio support fix
  • Improved instdone domping for gen7
  • HSW VGA fixes and VLV DP support
  • Panel power improvements and IVB 3 pipes fix

A more detailed releasenote can be found @

This release was validated on the following hardware

  • Intel® 2013 Core Processor (Haswell)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge): Core i7 3610QM, Core i7 3770K
  • Intel® HD Graphics 2500 (Ivy Bridge): Core i5 3550
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge): Core i7 2720QM, Core i7 2630QM, Core i7 2600K, Core i5 2500K
  • Intel® HD Graphics 2000 (Sandy Bridge): Core i7 2400S
  • Intel® HD Graphics (Ironlake): Core i5 670, Core i5 520M
  • GMA 3150 (Pineview): Atom N450
  • GM45, GM965, Q965 and 945GM

To learn how to install it in Ubuntu, please read this post.