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Dota 2 Receives Optimization For AMD Ryzen CPUs

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 1:33am
If you were an early buyer of AMD Ryzen hardware, Valve has pushed out a Dota 2 game update with some Ryzen optimizations...

140 Patches Posted To Wire Up Radeon RX Vega In RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 11:05pm
After Alex Deucher sent out 100 patches giving the AMDGPU kernel driver Radeon RX Vega support, AMD's Mesa expert Marek Olšák sent out 140 patches for adding this next-generation GPU support to their RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

How The RadeonSI OpenGL Performance Has Evolved From Mesa 11.1 To Mesa 17.1 Git

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 9:48pm
For those curious how AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for GCN GPUs has evolved, here are benchmarks with two graphics cards showing how the RadeonSI Mesa performance has evolved since Mesa 11.1 going back to late 2015.

AMD Sends Out 100 Patches, Enabling Vega Support In AMDGPU DRM

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 8:40pm
100 patches amounting to over fourty thousand lines of code was sent out today for review in order to provide "Vega 10" support within the AMDGPU DRM driver...

KDE Plasma Planning Browser Integration, Possible Touchpad Gestures

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 7:18pm
Key developers of KDE's Plasma team met last month in Stuttgart. More details on this Plasma developer meeting have now come to light...

QEMU Is Interested In Vulkan Guest Support "Vulkan-ize Virgl"

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 5:21pm
The QEMU project is hoping for some interested developers to enhance VirGL for better offering OpenGL guest support with QEMU guests and possibly extend it to include Vulkan support...

Serious Sam Fusion 2017 Rolls Into Public Beta

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 4:49pm
Serious Sam Fusion 2017 has rolled out into public beta for Steam Linux gamers...

Raspberry Pi VC4 HDMI Audio Support Coming To Linux 4.12

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 3:46pm
The ongoing work for HDMI audio support with the VC4 DRM driver is being wrapped up and will be working in the Linux 4.12 kernel...

Valve & Microsoft Are Among The Sponsors For Debian's DebConf 17

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 3:34pm
Valve is returning as a gold sponsor to this year's Debian DebConf event...

OpenSSH 7.5 Released, Legacy Crypto Functions Still Heading For Retirement

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 3:23pm
OpenSSH 7.5 has been released as the latest update to this widely-used open-source package...

Mesa 17.0.2 Released Along WIth Mesa 13.0.6

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 3:15pm
The second point release is now available to Mesa 17.0...

Kodi Is Getting A Proper Netflix Plugin

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 12:44pm
The Kodi HTPC software will soon have a "real" Netflix plugin/add-on for making a better show/movie watching experience...

OpenGL 4.0 / FP64 Patches Updated For Intel Ivy Bridge

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:22am
Igalia's Samuel Iglesias Gonsálvez has updated his 28 patches for ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 support for Intel Ivy Bridge hardware that in turn allows these older Intel graphics to have OpenGL 4.0 support...

David Airlie Tackling RADV Vulkan Conformance

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:16am
RADV co-founder David Airlie at Red Hat has begun focusing on the Vulkan conformance test suite for furthering along this open-source Radeon driver's conformance...

Linux 4.11-rc3 Released

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:09am
The third weekly test release to the Linux 4.11 kernel is now available...

Audacity 2.1.3 Released

Sun, 19/03/2017 - 5:05pm
Audacity 2.1.3 has been released as the latest version of this popular open-source audio software...

Some Of The Lesser Known Wayland Compositors

Sun, 19/03/2017 - 12:47pm
While GNOME Shell, KDE Plasma, and Enlightenment are among the most talked about Wayland desktop/compositor implementations right now, there are still many active smaller projects working on their own Wayland compositors. Here's a look at some of them...

Benchmarks Of Many ARM Boards From The Raspberry Pi To NVIDIA Jetson TX2

Sun, 19/03/2017 - 12:29pm
For some weekend benchmarking fun, I compared the Jetson TX2 that NVIDIA released this weekend with their ARM 64-bit "Denver 2" CPU cores paired with four Cortex-A57 cores to various other ARM single board computers I have access to. This is looking at the CPU performance in different benchmarks ranging from cheap ~$10 ARM SBCs to the Raspberry Pi to the Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2.

Mir Will Support NVIDIA's EGL Streams Approach

Sun, 19/03/2017 - 11:41am
For those wondering about the NVIDIA binary driver support for Ubuntu's Mir display server, Mir appears to be planning its own support for using NVIDIA's EGL Streams implementation that has been criticized by Wayland developers while they continue hoping for a new API that's yet to materialize...

Vulkan 1.0.44 Released With Many Documentation Fixes

Sun, 19/03/2017 - 11:25am
Vulkan 1.0.44 is now available as the newest version of the Vulkan 1.0 high-performance graphics API...