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Serious Sam 3 - BFE: OpenGL vs. Vulkan With Fusion 2017 Update

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On Friday marked Croteam's latest game update to their "Fusion" 2017 update, Serious Sam 3: BFE. Like the other Fusion 2017 game updates from Croteam, there are a number of engine-level updates and arguably most notable is the introduction of a Vulkan renderer. Here are some fresh NVIDIA/Radeon benchmarks of Serious Sam 3: BFE under OpenGL and Vulkan with this latest release.

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Graphics in Linux: Mesa, GPUOpen, RadeonSI, Vulkan and OpenGL

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  • Some Fresh Tests With Mesa's Continuing KHR_no_error Work

    Given the continued flow of KHR_no_error patches hitting Mesa 17.2 Git by Valve developers, here is a fresh comparison using the just-updated Padoka PPA with comparing the impact of using this support via the MESA_NO_ERROR=1 switch.

  • AMD's GPUOpen Releases Baikal Renderer

    The Baikal renderer is a newly-released, open-source implementation of the AMD Radeon ProRender API. Baikal has evolved into a fully-functional rendering engine and its only hardware requirement is on OpenCL 1.2.

  • Marek Takes To RadeonSI Tweaking For Unigine Superposition
  • Vulkan vs. OpenGL On Linux With Core i5, Core i7, Ryzen 7

    For those curious about the state of the Radeon Vulkan (RADV) vs. OpenGL (RadeonSI) performance with different Intel and AMD CPUs, here are some fresh benchmark results with the current Vulkan-supported prominent Linux game titles of Dota 2, Mad Max, Talos Principle, and Dawn of War III. During this opportunity for the tests across Core i5 / Core i7 / Ryzen 7 hardware were also CPU usage analytics.

Linux 4.12 Ubuntu Benchmarks With AMD Ryzen, Intel Kabylake - 12 Systems

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While waiting for my motherboards to arrive for the new Core i7 7740X and Core i9 7900X, I've been re-testing many of my AMD/Intel boxes with Ubuntu 17.04 on the latest Linux 4.12 kernel for comparison to Intel's new high-end processors. Here is a look at 12 of the existing systems when running on the Linux 4.12 kernel as well as all of the systems have the latest BIOSes, etc.

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Vulkan vs. OpenGL With The Radeon RX 470 On An Intel Xeon

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Here is some more complementary data to this week's Vulkan vs. OpenGL On Linux With Core i5, Core i7, Ryzen 7.

With having the Intel Xeon Skylake + Radeon RX 470 box powered up yesterday/today with the latest Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev stack for the new Mesa KHR_no_error testing, afterwards I kicked off some fresh benchmarks with that system for OpenGL vs. Vulkan using the Phoronix Test Suite.

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Debian 6.0 Through Debian 9.0 Benchmarks

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Continuing in our benchmarks of Debian 9, here is a comparison when re-testing 6.0.10 "Squeeze", Debian 7.11 "Wheezy", Debian 8.8 "Jessie", and the newly-released Debian 9.0 "Stretch".

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Also: First Experiences with Stretch

Graphics News: Intel KVMGT/XenGT GVT-g, Radeon Instinct Accelerator, Intel Graphics Driver Updates For Linux 4.13

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  • Intel KVMGT/XenGT GVT-g Updated For 2017-Q2

    Intel developers have issued their quarterly official update to their GVT-g graphics virtualization technology stack for Linux KVM and Xen virtualization.

  • Radeon Instinct Accelerators Get Ready To Ship

    Not only is AMD getting ready to take on Intel in the server space with their just-launched EPYC 7000 series, they are looking to battle NVIDIA now in the GPU server arena. Following their announcement at the end of last year, Radeon Instinct accelerators for GPU compute servers are getting ready to ship.

  • Intel Preps Another Batch Of Graphics Driver Updates For Linux 4.13

    Intel has queued up another round of feature changes slated for the Linux 4.13 kernel.

    Intel open-source developers had already queued up a fair amount of work already this cycle in DRM-Next while today's pull request will likely be their last batch of real feature work with the DRM-Next window closing around this week.

Linux Development and Graphics

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  • Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman both have new Linux in mind

    Linux lords Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman have clarified Linux's short term future.

    Torvalds took to the Kernel Mailing List to announced release candidate six of Linux 4.12, along with his fervent hope that “this would be a normal release cycle where rc7 is the last rc.”

    If so, that will mean Linux 4.12 will get its last release candidate next weekend and emerge on July 2nd.

    Another eight or nine weeks later we'll get Linux 4.13 and then it will be 4.14's turn in the spotlight.

  • NVMe Now Officially Faster for Emulated Controllers, Thanks to Collabora's Devs

    A year ago, we reported on the performance improvements brought by Collabora's developers to emulated NVMe devices, which were contributed as patches upstream in the Linux 4.8 kernel.

    The patches added huge performance improvements to emulated NVMe devices, but work didn't stop there, and Collabora's Helen Koike is now reporting on the official release in the NVMe Specification Revision 1.3 under the name "Doorbell Buffer Config command."

  • Another Batch Of AMDGPU Feature Updates For Linux 4.13

    Alex Deucher today submitted what is likely the final set of Radeon/AMDGPU feature updates to be queued in DRM-Next for the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel cycle.

    Previously submitted for the Radeon/AMDGPU DRM drivers targeting Linux 4.13 were the first round of AMD Raven Ridge graphics support, many Vega fixes, KIQ support for compute rings, MEC queue management rework, audio support for DCE6/SI hardware in AMDGPU, and module parameter changes for better handling SI/CIK behavior in the two drivers.

  • AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64 GPUs destined for iMac Pro detailed in Linux driver

Graphics: Nouveau, Radeon RADV, Radeon RADV, and AMDGPU

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  • GSoC Work On Nouveau Instruction Scheduling Advances

    Student open-source developer Boyan Ding has been working this summer on an instruction scheduler for the Nouveau driver in order to achieve greater performance with more efficient shader code.

  • AMD Radeon Linux Gamers Get Radeon RADV Vulkan Driver Improves inc

    Collabora's Emil Velikov announced today the release and immediate availability of the third maintenance update to the Mesa 17.1 stable series of the open-source graphics stack for GNU/Linux operating systems.

    If you're a Linux gamer using AMD Radeon or Intel graphics cards, then you must have the latest Mesa 3D Graphics Library installed on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, and today's Mesa 17.1.3 point release is the most advanced one adding multiple improvements across several of the included open-source drivers.

  • Trying the experimental GCN 1.0 support in AMDGPU

    Inspired by the recent release of Dawn of War 3, I decided to try out the experimental GCN 1.0 support in the new AMDGPU kernel driver and share my experiences.

    Before I get to the actual testing I think I should first write down a couple of words about the kernel drivers and why this testing was done to begin with.

Kernel Space: New LTS, Mesa 17.1.3, and More Graphics

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