Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Phoronix

Syndicate content
Linux Hardware Reviews & News
Updated: 1 hour 4 min ago

Trying The RADV Vulkan Driver With SISCHED

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:44pm
Last week the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver added an option to enable SISCHED, the LLVM SI Machine Instruction Scheduler that for a while has been a non-default option for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

Unreal Engine 4.17 Preview 1 Ships

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:17pm
Epic Games has released the first public preview of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.17 game engine upgrade...

Fedora 26 Is Ready To Roll & It's Looking Fantastic

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:34pm
While it's yet another Fedora release shipping several weeks late (in fact, more than one month later than anticipated), the release is once again worth the wait. I've been evaluating the near-final state of Fedora 26 on several of my test systems the past few days and it's working like a champ.

Unity 2017 Game Engine Released

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:09pm
Unity Tech has made available their first updated game engine released under the Unity 2017 branding as part of their new versioning scheme...

Mir 0.27 Released With Drag-And-Drop Support

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:39am
Ubuntu's Mir display server is out today with version 0.27 that is an interim step before Mir 1.0 with Wayland client support. Mir 0.27 contains functionality that was a work-in-progress during Canonical's recent restructuring and shift in focus...

Wayland Protocols v1.9 Released

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:32am
Jonas Ådahl has announced the release of Wayland-Protocols 1.9 as the newest version of the protocol definitions for Wayland...

Raspbian Still Being Tuned For Greater VC4 Performance

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:26am
Eric Anholt has written his usual weekly update concerning his happenings on the open-source graphics driver stack for the Raspberry Pi devices and other Broadcom-powered hardware...

RISC-V Linux Port Updated, But Doesn't Look Like It Will Make 4.13

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:12am
Last week we reported that RISC-V developers hoped their kernel port would land in Linux 4.13 but it doesn't look like that is going to happen...

F2FS Adds Statx Support & More With Linux 4.13

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:50am
The F2FS file-system changes for Linux 4.13 are fairly exciting...

SPI 2016 Annual Report Released, Details Various OSS Project Financials

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 5:48pm
SPI, Software in the Public Interest, has released their annual report covering 2016. SPI, for the uninitiated, serves as the steward to many open-source projects from Arch Linux to the X.Org Foundation to OpenMPI and LibreOffice...

XFS Updates Queued For Linux 4.13

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 5:23pm
Darrick Wong has sent in the XFS file-system updates slated for the Linux 4.13 kernel...

Summer 2017 Linux Hardware Statistics From OpenBenchmarking.org

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 5:06pm
Complementing last week's 2017 Linux Laptop Survey results, here are some complementary numbers you may be interested in that are collected by OpenBenchmarking.org based on Phoronix Test Suite activity...

Unity Dropping DirectX/Direct3D 9 Support

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 2:09pm
Unity has announced that with their Unity 2017.3 game engine later this year they will be dropping DirectX 9 support. It has a few possible implications for Linux gamers...

15-Way OpenCL Comparison With NVIDIA On Linux, ROCm 1.6 For Radeon

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 1:52pm
Given the recent release of ROCm 1.6 and this being the OpenCL stack providing the exclusive compute support for Vega GPUs and newer, I ran some benchmarks of ROCm 1.6 on the various supported Radeon GPUs and compared them to different GeForce graphics cards atop NVIDIA's latest Linux driver release.

AMD/GPUOpen Vulkan Memory Allocator 1.0 Released

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 10:27am
AMD's GPUOpen team has announced their v1.0 release of the Vulkan Memory Allocator...

HID Changes Submitted For Linux 4.13

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 10:18am
The Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem changes for the Linux 4.13 kernel have now been submitted...

David Airlie On Tweaking RADV For Better Performance In Deferred Demo

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 10:07am
David Airlie has written a post on his new blog concerning a deferred rendering demo in Vulkan and how he managed to take the RADV driver from about half the speed of the AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan driver up to performance parity...

The Big DRM Pull Request Submitted For Linux 4.13

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 1:16am
David Airlie has submitted the staged Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver updates for the Linux 4.13 kernel merge window...

Mesa OpenGL Threading Now Ready For Community Testing, Can Bring Big Wins

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 9:44pm
Marek Olšák's work on OpenGL multi-threading is now ready for more wide-scaling testing and will be enabled on a whitelist-basis for games capable of benefiting from this approach...

Many PCI Updates Queued For Linux 4.13

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 2:36pm
Bjorn Helgaas has submitted a big batch of PCI updates for the Linux 4.13 kernel merge window...