Kaby Lake support

Jasse Jansson jasse at yberwaffe.com
Tue Mar 28 14:02:39 PDT 2017

On 2017-03-28 21:51, Francois Tigeot wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:44:21PM +0200, Andrea wrote:
>> Hi, I have the chance to get a PC with Kaby Lake CPU (I5-7500) for a
>> very low price. I know the GPU is not supported
> The GPU is supported.
> It could be a bit rough with DragonFly 4.8 though. The intel graphics
> driver is based on Linux 4.6 in this version, and Kabylake support was
> still somewhat untested.
> If you encounter some issues, try to upgrade to git master. The drm/i915
> driver there is based on Linux 4.7.10 and Kabylake support is no longer
> experimental.
>> but what about the CPU part?
> The CPU is the same as in the Skylake generation.
> As far as I know, Intel only changed the GPU and didn't upgrade anything
> in the CPU at all.
Well, the Kaby Lake i3's don't support ECC memory anymore.
Can be good to know if you, like me, are building a new server.

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