We’d like to answer developers questions regarding Kabylake support in Intel Media Products.
There is no Intel® Xeon® E3 v6 (Kabylake) support in the Intel® Media Server Studio for Linux or Windows. Intel® Media Server Studio is our product for data center and cloud developers https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-media-server-studio.
The primary reasons we are not providing support for Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v6 is because:
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1500 v5 (featuring Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics) delivers better performance for intensive media or graphics workloads
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v6 does not deliver significant visual quality improvements
Therefore, we recommend developers building graphics or media-intensive server applications stay with Intel® Xeon® E3 v5.
Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v6 delivers the right mix of performance and capabilities for markets including entry workstation and entry server.
We continue development work for Intel® Media Server Studio for improved performance and video quality
Developers targeting Windows and 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for client and desktop applications can use the latest Intel® Media SDK for Windows: https://software.intel.com/en-us/media-sdk .
Another option for Linux developers is to leverage VA API from the Intel open source Linux drivers on 01.org: https://01.org/linuxgraphics.
We appreciate your feedback and are carefully considering your input for planning our upcoming software releases. Please continue to share your feature requirements either via this forum or PM to Mark Liu.