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Fourteen NVIDIA GeForce GPUs Tested With DiRT Rally On Linux

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:15:25 AM
Just weeks after bringing HITMAN to Linux, Feral Interactive this morning has released another high profile game ported from Windows: DiRT Rally. DiRT Rally is now available for Linux gamers interested in a fun racing game. I've been benchmarking their Linux port the past few days and have both Radeon and NVIDIA results to share for launch-day. Here are fourteen NVIDIA GPUs tested with DiRT Rally on Ubuntu Linux.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Now Running On Linux 4.10, Updated Flatpak & More

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:05:44 AM
Adoption of the Linux 4.10 kernel going strong with not only Ubuntu Zesty and Intel's Clear Linux already having pulled it in, among other rolling releases, but openSUSE Tumbleweed is also now too riding off Linux 4.10.1...

Embedded Linux Conference 2017 Videos Now Online

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:44:00 AM
If you are interested in embedded Linux development but missed out last week's Linux Foundation event in Portland, the videos are now available online...

Steam's Latest Monthly Survey Puts Linux Gaming Marketshare At 0.75%

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:25:35 AM
Valve has put out their Steam survey results for February 2017 and show another drop in the estimated Linux gaming market-share...

The Talos Principle Rolls Out More Vulkan Improvements

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:14:51 AM
Croteam has pushed yet more Vulkan improvements into The Talos Principle as they prepare to bring Vulkan and Linux support to their other titles this year...

Systemd 233 Released

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:46:56 PM
Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 233...

More Benchmarks Of The Latest Ubuntu 17.04 vs. Clear Linux

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:37:36 PM
Last week I posted Benchmarks Of Ubuntu 17.04 Beta vs. Antergos, Clear Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed. Those results were interesting and as usual Clear Linux had led many of the benchmarks due to Intel's investments into highly optimizing this Linux distribution for the maximum out-of-the-box performance. For curiosity sake, I ran some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu 17.04 daily vs. Clear Linux on another test system and have those results to share...

Collabora's Graphics Work So Far In 2017, They Are Working On Soft FP64 For Mesa

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:17:09 PM
Collabora developer and longtime X.Org/Wayland contributor Daniel Stone has written a blog post detailing some of the recent and ongoing projects being led by the consulting firm when it comes to open-source graphics...

Mesa 17.0.1 Is Near, Release Candidate Is Out

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:58:05 PM
Emil Velikov has announced the availability today of the Mesa 17.0.1 release candidate...

NVIDIA 375.27.13 Linux Driver Released To Fix SteamVR

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:40:01 PM
NVIDIA released their new Vulkan beta driver on Monday to support the new Vulkan 1.0.42 extensions but that ended up breaking the SteamVR Linux support, which relies upon Vulkan. NVIDIA has now corrected this support...

Initial Open-Source Accelerated Support Comes To Nouveau For GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:16:57 PM
The patches are now out there for having initial accelerated support in the Nouveau DRM driver for the GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 series "Pascal" graphics cards. The signed firmware is being released and will allow these consumer graphics cards to now have hardware-accelerated support via the open-source driver...

F2FS Feature Work For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:24:45 AM
The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see new features introduced with the Linux 4.11 kernel...

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Announced: 3584 CUDA Cores, 11 GB vRAM, 11 Gbps

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:15:19 AM
NVIDIA did their much anticipated unveiling last night at GDC of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card as "the fastest gaming GPU ever."..

Ryzen, Linux 4.11, Windows 10 & Kabylake Were Among The Popular Topics In February

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:15:24 AM
February 2017 was rather exciting for Linux enthusiasts with the big Vulkan update ahead of GDC, some fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux benchmarks, AMD Ryzen on the horizon, Intel Kabylake providing lots of testing fun, and other open-source advancements...

Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 M5 Released

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:07:45 AM
The latest and last planned development release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.0-Ringsaker is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

Valve Developer Posts High Priority AMDGPU Scheduling Support

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:17:45 AM
Valve developer Andres Rodriguez has posted a set of 22 patches for supporting high priority scheduling within the AMDGPU kernel driver...

WebAssembly Ends Browser Preview With Initial API & Binary Format

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:00:32 PM
The WebAssembly project that's the cross-browser effort for low-level programming for in-browser client-side execution has reached a major milestone today. WASM can allow compiling C/C++ among other languages down into code supported by Firefox, Chrome, WebKit, and Edge...

14-Way Intel/AMD Benchmarks On Ubuntu 17.04 + Linux 4.10

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:19:15 PM
In preparation for Ryzen tests coming up in the near future, I've been running some fresh benchmarks across a range of Intel and AMD x86_64 Linux systems. For those curious about the current performance of Ubuntu 17.04 daily with the Linux 4.10 kernel, here are benchmarks from 14 of the systems.

Unity 5.6 Shipping Next Month With Good Vulkan Support & More

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:51:05 PM
Unity Technologies had their keynote this morning at GDC 2017 where they talked about the plans for their game engine this year...

X.Org Struck Again By Multiple Security Issues

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:38:22 PM
By now you probably know that X.Org's security is in bad shape and routinely new security issues are uncovered and that's the case today...

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Samsung Z4 gets WiFi Certified with Tizen 3.0 onboard, Launching soon

Today, the next Tizen smartphone, which should be the named the Samsung Z4, has received its WiFi certification (certification ID: WFA70348) – Model number SM-Z400F/DS with firmware Z400F.001 on the 2.4Ghz band. WiFi certification is usually one of the last steps before a mobile device gets released and means a launch is coming real soon as we have already seen the Z4 make its debut appearance at the FCC. For the previous model, the Samsung Z2, we saw it get WIFi certified on 7 July and then launched on 23 August, a mere 6 weeks. Read more

Linux 4.10.6

I'm announcing the release of the 4.10.6 kernel. All users of the 4.10 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.10.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.10.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.9.18 Linux 4.4.57

Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

  • Mux Controller Subsystem Proposed For Linux 4.12
    A new subsystem has been proposed for staging in the Linux 4.12 kernel. Peter Rosin has requested Greg KH pull in the mux controller subsystem for the Linux 4.12 kernel. He explained of this new subsystem, "This adds a new mux controller subsystem with an interface for accessing mux controllers, along with two drivers providing the interface (gpio and adg792) and two consumers (iio and i2c). This is done in such a way that several consumers can independently access the same mux controller if one controller controls several multiplexers, thus allowing sharing."
  • Marek Looking To Tackle Large RadeonSI Performance Bottleneck
    Prolific Mesa developer Marek Olšák is looking to tackle what he thinks is the "biggest performance bottleneck at the moment" for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
  • Shader Variants Support For Etnaviv Gallium3D