28-Way NVIDIA GeForce GPU Comparison On Ubuntu: From GeForce 8 To GeForce 1080

After finishing up the tests last week for the GeForce GT 1030 Linux review of this $70 USD passively-cooled graphics card, I ended up getting carried away running more NVIDIA Linux benchmarks and ended up making a much larger comparison -- in part for the pre-celebrations with Phoronix turning 13 next week. Here's a 28-way GeForce graphics card comparison on Ubuntu with GPUs ranging from the GeForce 8600/8800 series through the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

53 Minutes Ago - Graphics Cards - 8 Comments
The Most Popular Linux News Of The Past 13 Years

One week from today marks Phoronix's 13th birthday and for the occasion will be a number of recap articles plus a number of new, large hardware comparisons, some special benchmarks, and more. But for getting things kicked off this week, let's begin by looking back at the most popular articles in the past 13 years on Phoronix.

8 Hours Ago - Phoronix - Most Popular - 6 Comments

28 May

GNOME 3.25.2 Released

GNOME 3.25.2 is now available as the latest test snapshot leading up to this September's GNOME 3.26 stable debut.

28 May 07:12 AM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.25.2 - 8 Comments

27 May

Airlie Is Looking At Tournier's Soft FP64 Work For R600-Rats

A few days ago I wrote about David Airlie's work on a new "r600-rats" branch where he's working on bringing up OpenGL 4.2 support to more Radeon HD 5000/6000 series hardware on R600g that's currently limited to OpenGL 3.3. Some questions arose about the FP64 support.

27 May 10:23 AM EDT - Mesa - R600-Rats - 7 Comments
Do You Still Use R600g OpenCL Clover?

While the ROCm OpenCL code was recently open-sourced, that new Radeon OpenCL code only supports newer GPUs like Fiji and Polaris and experimental support for "GFX7" GPUs like Hawaii. Due to this newer OpenCL stack, AMD hasn't been investing in the "Clover" Gallium3D state tracker for providing OpenCL within Mesa. But there are at least some independent developers interested in still working on this older OpenCL code for previous Radeon GPUs, including pre-GCN hardware with R600g.

27 May 08:09 AM EDT - Radeon - R600 OpenCL - 31 Comments

26 May

25 May

MSI GeForce GT 1030: A $70 Passively-Cooled Graphics Card, Decent With OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL/VDPAU

If you are looking for a low-profile, passively-cooled graphics card, the GeForce GT 1030 launched last week and MSI is out the door with such a capable graphics card while only costing around $70~80 USD. Here are some Linux OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL, and VDPAU video acceleration benchmarks of the MSI GeForce GT 1030 compared to various other Radeon and GeForce graphics cards under Ubuntu.

25 May 09:23 PM EDT - Graphics Cards - 24 Comments
Radeon VCN Video Decode Support Lands In Mesa

AMD developers have landed their work on supporting VCN video decoding in Mesa. VCN is the new video decode engine with the upcoming Raven Ridge APUs (Zen CPU + Vega Graphics) that apparently succeeds the UVD video decoding block.

25 May 12:10 PM EDT - Radeon - VCN Video - 30 Comments
Mesa 17.1.1 Released

Emil Velikov has announced the availability of Mesa 17.1.1 as the first point release to this quarter's big Mesa 17.1 package.

25 May 05:58 AM EDT - Mesa - Mesa 17.1.1 - Add A Comment

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