AMD Announces Ryzen PRO, Mobile Parts In 2018

First there was Radeon Pro and now there is Ryzen PRO for CPUs catering towards business customers. Ryzen PRO desktop CPUs will be out around the end of summer while mobile PRO parts will come in H1'2018.

4 Hours Ago - AMD - Ryzen PRO - 6 Comments

28 June

ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC USB-C Portable Monitor

What if you could have a monitor that weighed less than two pounds, only required a single cable for both power and display, offered 1080p on a 15-inch IPS screen, and was designed for portability? It would be possible to easily have a secondary display with you anywhere whether it be outdoors, on the beach, in the conference room, or practically anywhere. ASUS has managed such a device with the MB16AC ZenScreen.

28 June 04:13 PM EDT - Monitors - 15 Comments
NVIDIA 381.10.10 Vulkan Linux Driver Benchmarks

With NVIDIA just releasing a new beta Vulkan driver that in addition to having new Vulkan extensions and better Vulkan/OpenGL interoperability also has "various performance improvements", I couldn't resist running some benchmarks.

28 June 09:25 AM EDT - NVIDIA - NVIDIA 381 Benchmarks - 7 Comments

27 June

Intel Core i9 7900X Linux Benchmarks

Since the Intel Core-X Series were announced last month at Computex, I've been excited to see how well this high-end processor will perform under Linux... Linux enthusiasts have plenty of highly-threaded workloads such as compiling the Linux kernel, among other packages, and thus have been very excited by the potential of the Core i9 7900X with its ten cores plus Hyper Threading and sporting a 13.75MB cache. With finally having an X299 motherboard ready, here are my initial Ubuntu Linux benchmarks for the i9-7900X.

27 June 08:00 PM EDT - Processors - 31 Comments
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Begins Shipping, Costs ~$1200 USD

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition has begun shipping today as the Vega-based compute card geared to go up against the Titan Xp and P100 accelerators for compute/workstation workloads. This is the first Vega GPU card to market, but will come at a hefty cost.

27 June 09:53 AM EDT - Radeon - Radeon Vega Frontier Edition - 17 Comments
A Simple Dive Into Vulkan Compute Programming

While Vulkan is most often talked about for being a high-performance graphics API, it also has integrated compute capabilities -- and in fact, may be the future of OpenCL -- and is quite capable for GPGPU computing. There are countless Vulkan graphics tutorials and code samples out there, but for those interested in just Vulkan for compute, a Phoronix reader pointed me to a new simple/easy project.

27 June 03:49 AM EDT - Vulkan - Vulkan Compute Example - 3 Comments

26 June

25 June

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

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.

25 June 05:11 PM EDT - Linux Gaming - 15 Comments

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