Tuning Intel Skylake and beyond for optimal performance and feature level support on Linux:
Note that on Skylake, Kabylake (and the now cancelled "Broxton") SKUs, functionality such as power saving, GPU scheduling and HDMI audio have been moved onto binary-only firmware, and as such, the GuC and the HuC blobs must be loaded at run-time to access this functionality.
Enabling GuC and HuC on Skylake and above requires a few extra parameters be passed to the kernel before boot.
Instructions provided for both Fedora and Ubuntu (including Debian):
Note that the firmware for these GPUs is often packaged by your distributor, and as such, you can confirm the firmware blob's availability by running: