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Dawn of War III Will Be Able To Run/Render Correctly On Intel ANV Vulkan

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:30pm
Dawn of War III rolls out to Linux this Thursday with OpenGL and Vulkan support. When it comes to the Intel ANV Vulkan driver, it appears that it will work as long as you are using the very latest Mesa Git...

Taler 0.3 Released: GNU Still Striving For A Free Software Payment System

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:18pm
Among the lesser-known GNU projects is Taler, which is trying to be a free software electronic payment system. Today marks its v0.3 release, but it only works so far with toy currencies...

GL_vs_VK: A Micro-Benchmark Looking At The Overhead Of OpenGL vs. Vulkan APIs

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:23pm
GL_vs_VK is self-described as a "comparison of OpenGL and Vulkan API in terms of performance" and offers multiple test-cases for directly comparing OpenGL and Vulkan in different environments. Here are some benchmarks on several different drivers and GPUs.

openSUSE Leap 42.3 Hitting Release Candidate Stage

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:20am
Ahead of the planned openSUSE Leap 42.3 release at the end of July is what's being released soon as a release candidate...

The State Of Vulkan For Qt 5.10

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:30am
For the Qt 5.10 release at the end of the year there will be initial support for Vulkan following the cross-platform tool-kit's existing support for Direct3D 12. The Vulkan support is a step in the right direction but will likely be a few releases if not until Qt6 before seeing more thorough Vulkan API support...

NetBSD 8.0 Is Approaching Release With USB 3.0 Support

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:16am
NetBSD developers are preparing to release the version "8.0" of their operating system in the near future...

iMX6 Platforms Can Now Boot Android Proprietary-Free

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:02am
Thanks to work done by Collabora, Etnaviv, and other open-source developers, NXP/Freescale iMX6 platforms can now boot Android with no proprietary blobs...

RADV Vulkan Driver Has Patches For Radeon RX Vega Support

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 11:28pm
RADV developer David Airlie has published a set of 14 patches today that provide this unofficial open-source Radeon Vulkan driver with Vega GPU support...

Mesa 17.1.2 Rolls Out With Numerous Fixes

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 9:45pm
What better way to celebrate the 13th Phoronix birthday than coincidentally having a new Mesa release! It's not as exciting as a new feature release, but Mesa 17.1.2 is now available as the latest stable point release...

Chrome 59 Now Out As Stable For Linux

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 9:32pm
Google promoted Chrome 59 to the stable channel today for Linux, macOS, and Windows. This is an exciting update for Linux users...

15-Way NVIDIA/AMD OpenCL GPU Linux Benchmarks Of Ethereum Ethminer

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 6:49pm
With the Ethereum cryptocurrency generating lots of buzz recently due to its rising valuation and being excellent for mining on GPUs, here are some Ubuntu Linux benchmarks when testing many different GeForce and Radeon graphics cards with the Ethminer OpenCL support, including performance-per-dollar and performance-per-Watt metrics.

Apple Unveils "Metal 2" Graphics API, Better Performance & Capabilities For VR

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 6:06pm
Well, it doesn't look like Apple is going to abandon their in-house "Metal" graphics API in favor of the Vulkan industry standard for high-performance graphics... Apple used WWDC today to announce Metal 2...

Polaris Open-Source Radeon Performance Has Evolved Much Over The Past Year

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 3:00pm
This month will mark one year since the release of the Radeon 400 "Polaris" graphics cards. With the one year anniversary and also celebrating the 13th birthday of Phoronix, I ran some comparison tests showing the progress of the AMDGPU+RadeonSI driver stack over the better part of the past year using a Radeon RX 470 Polaris graphics card.

Khronos Publishes Finalized glTF 2.0 Specification For Portable 3D Assets

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 1:00pm
The Khronos Group has released the ratified glTF 2.0 specification this morning as their transmission format for portable 3D assets. glTF 2.0 can be integrated now not only within Khronos graphics API using applications/games but also within Direct3D and Metal...

Vulkan 1.0.51 Released

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 9:41am
What better way to celebrate the Phoronix birthday than a new Vulkan update!..