Chapter 2. Hardware Enablement

2.1. Intel Broadwell Processor and Graphics Support

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 added initial support for 5th generation Intel processors (code named Broadwell) with the enablement of the Intel Xeon E3-12xx v4 processor family. Support includes the CPUs themselves, integrated graphics in both 2D and 3D mode, and audio support (Broadwell High Definition Legacy Audio, HDMI audio, and DisplayPort audio).
For detailed information regarding CPU enablement in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, please see the Red Hat Knowledgebase article available at https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/intel .
The turbostat tool (part of the kernel-tools package) has also been updated with support for the new processors.