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LuxCoreRender 2.5 OptiX Performance Tested With 19 NVIDIA GPUs

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

Software: GNOME Commander, LuxCoreRender, System Cleaning Tools, and ledger2beancount

  • GNOME Commander 1.12.1 Is Released

    GNOME Commander is a graphical file manager in the two-pane style. It is like a graphical version of the GNU Midnight Commander. Boomers will remember this style of file managers from classic DOS software such as the Norton Commander. The latest version has six small bug-fixes and minor updates to the translations for five different languages. [...] GNOME Commander is very efficient if you want to select ten files from a folder with dozens and move them around - as long as you are willing to use the keyboard. It's not really very efficient or elegant to use with a mouse. The GNU Midnight Commander is a almost identical non-GUI alternative if you like this style of file managers.

  • LuxCoreRender 2.5 OptiX Performance Tested With 19 NVIDIA GPUs - Phoronix

    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.

  • List Of System Cleaning Tools For Ubuntu

    Let’s have a quick look into the list of system cleaning tools for Ubuntu and Ubuntu based operating systems in 2021.

  • Martin Michlmayr: ledger2beancount 2.6 released

    I released version 2.5 of ledger2beancount, a ledger to beancount converter.

Audiocasts/Shows: This Week in Linux, Late Night Linux, and GNU World Order

  • This Week in Linux 147: System76 COSMIC Desktop, Slackware 15.0, LXQt, Zorin OS 16, Xinuos vs IBM | This Week in Linux

    On this episode of This Week in Linux, System76 made some waves when they announced their new COSMIC Desktop Environment. Slackware is back with a vengence ok not really with a vengence but Slackware did announce the Be..00ta version of Slackware 15.0. In addition to Slackware, we’ve also got some other great topics in Distro News this week with Manjaro 21.0, Zorin OS 16 Beta and we’re even going to take a look at the latest release of FreeBSD. We’ve got some more Desktop Environment news with the release of LXQt 0.17 and JDE 2.0. Mailspring Email Client is back in the news with release 1.9 and we’re continue the much beloved Legal News section with Xinuos Sueing IBM & Red Hat. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 121

    We go through a load of your feedback about Auacity’s new file format and UI toolkit, hacking a Firestick, Google search, the future of Fedora, and more. Plus Joe gives up on KDE.

  • GNU World Order 402

    Finishing up with **binutils** with a look at **ranlib** , **readelf** , **size** , **string-GNU** , **strip** , and an brief mention of **windmc** and **windres**.

Games: Of Love and Eternity, Steam Tinker Launcher and More

  • Stylistic adventure horror 'Of Love and Eternity' has a visual style like nothing else

    Well this is definitely different! Of Love and Eternity is a stylistic adventure horror game about love and separation. This has to be one of the biggest surprises for me so far this year, as the style and atmosphere here is simply incredible. Honestly it's like absolutely nothing else out there. Such a hard game to describe to, you simply need to experience it. Mashing together low-poly characters, with a number of screen effects results in something pretty wild here. It starts off with a cut-scene that starts off with a murder scene, and then progresses into an undead third-person adventure that's simply mesmerising.

  • Steam Tinker Launcher: Making Tinkering Much Easier

    Ever heard of Steam Tinker Launcher? If I have to go by the preliminary results of the Linux Gamer survey (still open by the way!), most of you have not. It is a tool that helps you to launch your Steam games with specific options (such as launch flags) and making it very easy to manage individual game settings if needed. Frostworx, who is the developer of Steam Tinker Launcher (STL from there on), has agreed to answer questions from us about his tool (and more!). [...] I was sure that some other users could have a use for such a tool as well, so I released it publicly very early. With STL having so many options, this might sound totally contradictory first, but I like the “one thing well” philosophy. It is incredibly fascinating how many games using SteamPlay/Proton simply work out of the box on Linux, but those games which do not work require many different, often very specific customizations to get them working. The “one thing well” philosophy doesn’t apply here with hacking one solution for one game, but with offering one single tool which covers every possible tweak required to get any game working. [...] Frostworx: I’m sure we’ll see several new SteamVR announcements. Although there are several old Linux-related SteamVR issues still not fixed, I’m pretty confident that the Linux VR situation will improve a lot, including additional new VR peripherals with Linux drivers. Finally getting functional Valve Index cameras would be really nice. There probably won’t be too many new games (pandemic), but most of the major titles will work fine from day one on Linux. I’m also confident that there will be at least one Linux native masterpiece by the end of the year (likely from Valve).

  • What have you been playing? Have a Sunday chat with us

    Another week comes to a close and there's been a number of fun releases lately - so come have another community chat in the comments about what you've been playing. For me here, to I'm sure no surprise, there's been a rather lot of Metro Exodus since it's now released for Linux. Quite a beauty this one, another game where (like Valheim), I find myself taking screenshots constantly because some of the scenes are just awesome or completely surprising.

  • The Sunday Papers - Linux and Gaming odds and ends

    It's Sunday, a time for coffee, a sit in the sun and perhaps a little gaming? Time for a small round-up of some missed bits we wanted to go over recently. First up CrossCode has received it's final update, as Radical Fish Games add in some extra content to the A New Home DLC including some new quests and other things to do. This really is the final update too, finishing off the 9-year long overall development cycle on the game. They've also confirmed no plans for a sequel but a new game is in progress code-named Project Terra, which will be an action-RPG. You can buy CrossCode on GOG and Steam. Are you a game developer looking to use purchased marketplace Assets from the Epic Games Store on Linux? Well, as usual Epic Games don't officially support Linux but for grabbing your assets there's now the open source Epic-Asset-Manager found on GitHub. Could be useful for some of you. Also to note that the Heroic Games Launcher found on GitHub appears to be able getting support for the Unreal Marketplace with the next version with code that's been merged in.