25 June

NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux.

25 June 02:10 PM EDT - NVIDIA - Radeon RX 480 - 26 Comments
Watch The Videos From This Year's OpenSUSE Conference

From 22 to 26 June, the openSUSE Conference has been taking place in NĂ¼rnberg. There's been live video streams for those not in Bavaria while now the video recordings are being uploaded for your enjoyment at your convenience.

25 June 09:59 AM EDT - SUSE - OpenSUSE Conference 2016 - 4 Comments
The Relative Windows vs. Linux Performance For NVIDIA, Intel & AMD

Following the recent Windows vs. Linux AMDGPU-PRO / RadeonSI testing, GTX 1080 Windows vs. Linux results, and yesterday's Intel Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, here is a look at all three sets of numbers when using some OpenBenchmarking.org magic to merge the data-sets and normalize the results.

25 June 08:23 AM EDT - Hardware - OpenBenchmarking Analytics - 29 Comments
PowerNex: A Kernel Written In The D Programming Language

We've already seen Redox OS as an operating system and micro-kernel written in the Rust programming language. With just about every newer programming language we've seen ambitious developers take to the lengthy and complicated process of writing a kernel and the start of an OS in their new favorite language. With PowerNex, the D programming language is being used to write an OS kernel.

25 June 08:06 AM EDT - Operating Systems - PowerNex - 29 Comments
Vulkan 1.0.18 Adds Queue Operation Terminology

The Khronos Group has continued with their weekly updates to the Vulkan 1.0 documentation, but hopefully we're only one month away from where at SIGGRAPH 2016 we could see major new versions of the Vulkan and OpenGL specifications released.

25 June 08:01 AM EDT - Vulkan - Vulkan 1.0.18 - 1 Comment

24 June

Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 + Latest Open-Source Driver Code

As part of the celebrations with Phoronix turning 12 years old earlier this month I ran some fun tests looking at the Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance with the new NVIDIA Pascal GPUs and also a Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. AMDGPU-PRO comparison on the AMD side. To finish things up, here is a fresh comparison of Intel Skylake HD Graphics under Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.

24 June 11:37 AM EDT - Operating Systems - 36 Comments
Mesa Needs Some Last Minute Patches For Polaris

Earlier this week there were some last minute AMDGPU DRM kernel patches submitted that were needed for AMD's imminent Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch while today some last minute Mesa patches have materialized.

24 June 07:19 AM EDT - Mesa - Mesa Polaris - 6 Comments

23 June

22 June

AMDGPU Fixes For Polaris Queuing Up For Linux 4.7

Yesterday I mentioned how the AMDGPU driver needed some important last minute fixes for the soon-to-launch Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" support. Those patches are now pending to be pulled as part of the next round of DRM fixes heading into Linux 4.7.

22 June 03:26 PM EDT - Radeon - Polaris 10 Fixes - 9 Comments
Trying Various OpenGL 4.x Games On Linux With An Intel Skylake Core i5

With the imminent Mesa 12.0 release there is now OpenGL 4.3 compliance for Intel Broadwell graphics hardware and newer, rather than OpenGL 3.3 as was the upper limit in the Intel Mesa driver to this point. Now having OpenGL 4.x support with this open-source Intel driver, I decided to see how various OpenGL 4.x games are running with the Intel driver when using a Skylake CPU sporting HD Graphics 530.

22 June 08:34 AM EDT - Intel - Skylake Graphics - 39 Comments

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