[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] D3D pipeline not working with latest intel-drivers on sandy bridge

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Mon Oct 15 17:51:15 UTC 2012

to track this, I filed
JDK-8000936 :  Enable Java2D D3D pipeline on newer Intel chipsets : 
Intel HD and  later


On 10/14/2012 4:09 PM, Phil Race wrote:
> We would have to take a look at whether to revisit this but back when 
> the pipeline
> was implemented there was not a single Intel chipset we could rely upon.
> We only enabled it for ATI & Nvidia chipsets.
> JavaFX enables on Intel HD and later chips but also doesn't enable it 
> on any of
> the Intel chipsets that were around when the 2D decisions were made.
> Since OpenGL is an optional pipeline and that's at your risk I expect
> we did not apply the same criteria. Actually a lot of the OGL drivers
> were flaky for most vendors ..
> -phil.
> On 10/14/12 1:56 PM, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> While performance testing to compare the different pipelines I noticed
>> the D3D pipeline doesn't work ("Couldn't enable D3D pipeline") with
>> Intel's latest drivers on Sandy Bridge running Windows7.
>> As modern intel GPUs are feature-wise quite on par with "real"
>> discrete graphic cards, and I am able to run the OpenGL pipeline, I
>> wonder wether its a known bug or if the hw/driver combination has been
>> blacklisted?
>> Thanks, Clemens

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