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Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

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MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is almost upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features, which the company behind the world's most popular free operating system will showcase on the new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet device.

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Released last week was the LuxCoreRender 2.5 open-source physically based renderer. Significant with this v2.5 update is OptiX/RTX acceleration support in addition to its existing CUDA, OpenCL, and CPU render paths. Given that, here are some fresh benchmarks of LuxCoreRender 2.5 across an assortment of NVIDIA graphics cards. Version 2.5 is another exciting update to this exciting open-source PBR renderer that is competitive with the commercial renderers. In today's article is a look at the GPU-accelerated (OptiX) performance with an assortment of nineteen different NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on hand for providing some reference results around the performance. Read more

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