AMD Ryzen DDR4 Memory Scaling Tests On Linux

This week MSI finally released an updated BIOS for the X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM that we've been using for a majority of our Ryzen Linux benchmarks. With that motherboard improving memory compatibility and allowing us to finally run the board at higher DDR4 memory clock frequencies, I've run some fresh AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Ubuntu Linux benchmarks at various memory frequencies.

9 Hours Ago - Memory - 22 Comments
2016 X.Org Annual Report

The 2016 X.Org Treasurer's Annual Report was recently released concerning the state of the foundation and expenses incurred for the 2016 fiscal year.

29 March 08:41 AM EDT - X.Org - Treasurer Report - Add A Comment

28 March

Keith Packard On Needed DRM Changes For VR HMDs

Earlier this month it was revealed that Keith Packard had begun working with Valve to address DRM changes for Linux VR. He's now commented a bit on the technical approach he's pursuing for better dealing with virtual reality head-mounted displays (HMDs) with the open-source Linux drivers.

28 March 07:29 PM EDT - Valve - Head Mounted Displays - 6 Comments
Benchmarks & Trying Out DragonFlyBSD 4.8

With DragonFlyBSD 4.8 making its debut yesterday, I was excited to give this updated BSD operating system a try now that it has UEFI support and some performance improvements. Here are some early benchmark results of DragonFlyBSD 4.8 compared to 4.6 and Intel's Clear Linux for some additional reference points.

28 March 10:43 AM EDT - Operating Systems - 11 Comments
Intel P-State Gets More Cleanups & Optimizations

Last week I wrote about Intel's Rafael Wysocki working on P-State improvements for Linux 4.12 and today he has published yet more clean-up and optimization patches for this Intel CPU frequency scaling driver alternative to ACPI CPUfreq.

28 March 07:29 AM EDT - Intel - pstate - 17 Comments

27 March

26 March

AMD Ryzen, Valve, Linux 4.10~4.11 & Kabylake Dominated Q1

With the first quarter of 2017 drawing to a close next week, here's a look back at the most popular news stories and articles so far this year on Phoronix. Year to date on Phoronix there have already been 842 original news articles and 91 featured articles and Linux hardware reviews.

26 March 08:49 AM EDT - Phoronix - Q1 2017 - 1 Comment
Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser

Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs.

26 March 08:16 AM EDT - Google - glTF In Chrome - Add A Comment

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