Kaby Lake new Intel CPUs and Centos 6.8 graphics support

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mudo007
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Kaby Lake new Intel CPUs and Centos 6.8 graphics support

Postby mudo007 » 2017/02/12 02:20:44

Hi, we run a small EDA company and must acquire new Workstations this month. We are thinking about picking up the new i7-7700k CPU, which comes with Intel 630 graphics integrated GPU. I can't find any confirmation anywhere that Centos 6.8 already supports or if it will be supported on Centos 6.9. since we must use Centos 6 for cadence software my questions are :

- are new Intel graphics cards generally backwards compatible with drivers for the early version? I.e. would the 630 card run with 505 drivers for compatible features, such as 1080p resolution?

- will Centos 6.9 include drivers for these new processors/graphics? Is there an estimated release date for it?

- would downloading and compiling the source drivers for the 630 card on Centos 6.8 work? Would it be straightforward or complex? Sorry if it sounded dumb, but I have no experience compiling drivers.

- what is the latest Intel integrated graphics card supported on 6.8?

Thanks a lot!

its_magic
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Re: Kaby Lake new Intel CPUs and Centos 6.8 graphics support

Postby its_magic » 2017/05/03 05:44:02

Hi, mudo007
Do you try i7-7700k CPU under 6.8 or 6.9? Its work?
I have the same problem, no information about compatibility of Kaby Lake processors with CentOS.

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Re: Kaby Lake new Intel CPUs and Centos 6.8 graphics support

Postby TrevorH » 2017/05/03 06:25:36

I think, given that CentOS 6 itself goes into Production Phase 3 in a week, it's pretty unlikely that any new chipsets will get support added in CentOS 6. Production Phase 3 is the last phase of support prior to the EOL of CentOS 6 in just under 3 years time and the only fixes produced in PP3 are ones for critical security updates.

If you want support for new shiny stuff you should be looking at running CentOS 7.
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